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19th Annual Communicable Diseases Conference

19th Michigan Communicable Disease Conference

The 19th Annual Communicable Disease Conference was held April 18, 2019 at the DoubleTree Bay City - Riverfront. Approximately 250 local health professionals form across the state gathered. We were pleased to have Dr. Emily Martin from the University of Michigan as our keynote speaker. Dr. Martin presented on "Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness: Local Data with Global Impact".

Select presentations from this year's conference are posted below.

Keynote - Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness: Local Data with Global Impact - Emily Martin, MPH, Ph.D., University of Michigan School of Public Health

Adenovirus Outbreak in the Upper Peninsula, 2018 - Sue Kim, MPH and Scott Schreiber, MPH, MDHHS Surveillance and Infectious Disease Epidemiology Section

Candida auris: An Emerging Fungal MDRO - Sara McNamara, MPH, MT(ASCP), MDHHS Healthcare Associated Infections, Body Art Licensing, TB and Viral Hepatitis Section

Viral Hepatitis Panel:

Hep A Updates - Kayleigh Blaney, MPH, Oakland County Health Division

Hepatitis B Then and Now - Patrick Fineis, BA, MDHHS Immunizations Division

Hepatitis C Hometown Basics - Linda Scott, RN, BSN, Muskegon County Health Department

Michigan Disease Surveillance System (MDSS) Update - Edward Hartwick, MS, MDHHS Communicable Disease Division

A Multi-Agency Multi-Jurisdictional Response to a Multi-Year Salmonella Outbreak - Justin Henderson, MPH, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development & MDHHS; Stephen Dietrich, MS, MDHHS Bureau of Laboratories; Nicole Wilson, RN, Kalamazoo County Health Department

Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) Update - Nicole Parker-Strobe, MPH, MDHHS Surveillance and Infectious Disease Epidemiology Section

New Zoo Tools: Rabies Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Reporting & Swine Influenza Outbreaks Investigation - Stephanie McCracken, MPH, MDHHS Emerging & Zoonotic Infectious Diseases Section; Kimberly Signs, DVM. MDHHS Emerging & Zoonotic Infectious Diseases Section

Legionella Environmental Health Considerations - Michael Wesenberg, REHS/RS
MDHHS Surveillance and Infectious Disease Epidemiology Section