Volume 2, Number 1—January 1996
News and Notes
Course Offered on Clinical and Pathologic Features of Emerging Infections
The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), Emory University, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are cosponsoring a course on emerging and reemerging pathogens. The course will be taught in Atlanta, Georgia from April 27 to May 1 and will discuss the epidemiology, clinical features, pathology, and pathogenesis of such diseases as plague, Lyme disease, Kaposi sarcoma, microsporidiosis, Buruli ulcer, ehrlichiosis, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, and Ebola virus infection. Emerging drug resistance in pneumococci and other streptococcal infections will also be discussed.
The course is designed for pathologists, epidemiologists, infectious disease physicians, veterinarians, microbiologists, parasitologists, and others interested in the pathology as well as the emergence of infectious diseases. The course, to be held at the Emory Conference Center Hotel, will provide 38 hours of Category I CME credit and will consist of 32 hours of lectures with open discussion periods, 6 hours of glass and color slide review, and a visit to CDC laboratories. For more information, contact the course director, Center for Advanced Medical Education, AFIP, Washington, D.C. 20306-6000 (phone: 800-577-3749 or 301-295-7921; fax: 301-427-5001).