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10/17/2001

HHS Officials to Present Clinical Guidelines on Anthrax Exposure During Oct. 18 Live Broadcast

Kate Traynor

Officials from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will participate Thursday, Oct. 18, in a live satellite and Web broadcast covering the clinical guidelines and procedures that clinicians need to know to recognize, diagnose, treat, and report anthrax exposures.

"Anthrax: What Every Clinician Should Know" will be broadcast 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. EDT by satellite, Web (http://www.cdc.gov/phtn will have a link to the webcast), and audiobridge (888-917-8047; oral passcode, "Dr. Koplan"; leader name, "Jo Ann Bittle").

Expected to participate in the broadcast are Tommy G. Thompson, HHS Secretary; Jeffrey P. Koplan, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Ed Baker, CDC's director of public health practice programs; and other CDC personnel.

The broadcast will be repeated on Monday, Oct. 22, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. EDT. Satellite technical specifications are available at www.aha.org/info/content/AtchBroadcastB1018.pdf (PDF, see page 2). The webcast will be accessible for rebroadcast.

Questions from viewers will be accepted during the program. U.S. viewers may submit questions by fax (800-553-6323), e-mail (phtnlive@cdc.gov), or teletypewriter (800-815-8152). Outside the United States, viewers may submit questions by fax (404-639-0181), e-mail (phtnlive@cdc.gov), or teletypewriter (404-639-0182).

The broadcast is sponsored by CDC, the Public Health Training Network, the American Medical Association, and the American Hospital Association.