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Date and Location of Conference
The 19th Annual Bi-State Infectious Disease Conference will be held at the Marriott St. Louis Airport on Friday, October 17th, 2014.   This conference is jointly provided by St. Anthony‚Äôs Medical Center, Missouri and Illinois Public Health, and APIC-St. Louis Chapter 73.

Cost
Individual Registration: $95.00.
Vendor/Exhibitor Registration: $425.00


Purpose

The Bi-State Infectious Disease Conference was developed in 1995 as a collaborative effort of the local APIC Chapter 73, public health departments and school nurses in the Missouri and Illinois bi-state area.

The annual conference is designed to provide continuing education for health care professionals from Missouri and Illinois.  It provides the most current information for disease intervention, detection, prevention, control and preparedness pertaining to infectious disease in order to provide optimal healthcare to our patients and to our community.

Target Audience
Designed for public health personnel, family physicians, generalists, hospitalists, infectious disease specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, infection preventionists, correctional nurses, school nurses and dental assistants.  

Objectives
This conference is designed to meet the challenging demands of disease prevention, control and preparedness in order to provide optimal health care to our patients and to our community. At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Acquire knowledge of infectious disease interventions from experts for a variety of communicable diseases. 
  • Discuss the balancing role and integration of mission between public health departments, emergency medical services, medical providers, emergency management, etc. within the unified vision of emergency preparedness.
  • Identify and respond with up-to-date information on emerging infectious diseases. 
  • Obtain new information in laboratory testing, prevention, management and treatment of various infectious diseases.
  • Develop awareness of epidemiology and important issues for numerous communicable diseases affecting public and private health professionals.
  • Assess the need to be ready and the ability to respond to bio-terrorism threats and pandemic events.

Continuing Education Credits

This year, The Heartland National TB Center will be facilitating CNE and CME credits for attendants of this conference, please see below for additional details:

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Continuing education for this activity is pending. See final announcement for details.

CME: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. Continuing education for this activity is pending. See final announcement for details.