UCLA offers food safety course for physicians and public health professionals

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Registration is now open for UCLA’s one-day David Geffen School of Medicine conference titled “Eat, Drink, and Beware: Modern foodborne infections and food safety for sophisticated clinicians»Set for September 25, 2021.

The session will feature leading national experts and is designed to educate physicians in infectious disease, gastroenterology, internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, and public health on infections of the disease. origin and food safety on many fronts, from regulatory and legal issues to epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of classical and emerging pathogens.

The UCLA “Eat, Drink and Be Wary” conference will be available through a live virtual meeting web platform. Registrants will be able to participate live during the program and will receive a virtual meeting link and password to access the virtual conference. Registrants will also be able to review recorded sessions up to three weeks after the conference.

Claire Panosian Dunavan, MD, is Clinical Professor of Medicine and Infectious Disease at UCLA.

Dr Claire Panosian Dunavan is Clinical Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at UCLA and Past President of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. She organized the event after seeing the need for more education of health professionals on modern foodborne illnesses and food safety. However, Panosian Dunavan hopes to attract a number of unregistered people in medicine, claiming that she “specifically designed the program (speakers, topics, etc.) with the aim of reaching a large and hybrid audience”.

Panosian Dunavan said Food Safety News that she believes “that many other people will also benefit from the high quality information presented at the conference.”

Course objectives:
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Name three key elements of the Food Security Modernization Act 2011
  • Describe recent trends in the epidemiology of Salmonella, Campylobacter, norovirus and E. coli 0157: H7 and other shigatoxin-producing E. coli (STEC)
  • Recognize the acute and long-term consequences of foodborne infections
  • Discuss the farm-to-fork movement of antimicrobial resistant organisms in modern food chains
  • Understanding the transmission and consequences of Listeria and Toxoplasma infections acquired during pregnancy
  • Describe the various vehicles, clinical manifestations and modern treatments of foodborne botulism
  • List the legal and corporate consequences of major food-borne epidemics
  • Update knowledge on cholera vaccines currently used in international epidemics and high-risk travelers
  • Recognize the modern epidemiology and clinical characteristics of several foodborne parasites (Cyclospora, Anisakis, Trichinella, Angiostrongylus alias “rat lungworm”) currently observed in the United States
  • Counsel patients on specific strategies to avoid foodborne infections

Registration fees

  • Practicing physicians ($ 75)
  • UC-based Faculty of Medicine and IDAC Members ($ 60)
  • Fellows / Trainees / Others ($ 30) This includes all public health professionals.

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