Infectious Disease: Recognize and Report!

Originally presented on September 15, 2016

Roger G. Ellis, DVM
Field Veterinarian II, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Animal Industry

Andie Newman, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Director, Regional Epidemiology and Investigations Program
Bureau of Communicable Disease Control
New York State Department of Health

Jennifer Ryan, MSN, RN, CIC, CEN
Manager, Infection Prevention and Control Program, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, St. Peter's Hospital

Local health departments are tasked with developing response strategies to prevent and control infectious disease outbreaks.  During an outbreak, the support and collective effort of many health care partners, including local providers, is essential for an expedient response that is consistent across the state and nation. It is crucial for health care partners to be able to accurately recognize and diagnose emerging infectious disease threats and understand their roles and responsibilities related to reporting these diseases. The intent of this webcast is to ensure that providers are updated on emerging infectious disease threats, ensure their practices have a standardized approach toreporting infectious diseases to local health departments and to know where to access resources to maintain reporting compliance.

Learning Objectives
After watching this webcast participants will be able to:

  • Identify infectious disease threats in NYS
  • Define the role of the health care provider in responding to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases; and
  • Summarize NYS infectious disease reporting protocols to local health departments

Support for this webcast provided by:

  • Albany County Department of Health
  • Rensselaer County Public Health Department
  • Saratoga County Public Health Services
  • Schenectady County Public Health Services
  • Schoharie County Health Department

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

To Obtain Continuing Education Credits:
Each participant interested in CE credits must complete an evaluation and post-test, which is available above under "Evaluation, Post-test & Credits". A score of 80% and above on the post-test will generate a certificate indicating the requested credits.

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until September 30, 2019.

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The University at Albany School of Public Health is an Approved Provider of continuing nurse education by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1 nursing contact hour(s).

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until September 30, 2019.

Certified Health Education Specialist Contact Hours

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University and Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until September 30, 2019.