Tuesday, September 18, 2012

CDC Grand Rounds: Discovering New Diseases



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Each month the CDC holds a Grand Rounds web presentation that focuses on a single health-related issue.  In the past I’ve highlighted their broadcasts on such diverse topics as Multidrug-Resistant Gonorrhea, Electronic Health Records, and Sodium Reduction . . . to name a few.


Today, a new Grand Rounds on discovering new diseases will be presented.


Explaining the Unexplained: Discovering New Diseases Using Advanced Detection Tools

Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., EDT

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This exciting session of Grand Rounds focuses on rapid identification of emerging infectious diseases. As our world increases in interconnectivity of both technology and people, the rapid identification of emerging infectious diseases becomes more important for disease treatment, control, and prevention.


Pathologists and medical examiners are often among the first healthcare workers to encounter infectious disease outbreaks. This session demonstrates their critical role in surveillance for and rapid response to emerging infectious diseases. CDC plays an ongoing role in the laboratory diagnosis of infectious illnesses, discovery of new agents, and it collaborates 24/7 with state, local, and international partners in order to track emerging pathogens to explain the unexplained.


Watch the live webcast with a broadband or slower connection. Note: The webcast links are only active during the date and time of the session, but all sessions are archived for future viewing.

September 18, 2012
  • Title: CDC Public Health Grand Rounds (Topic: Explaining the Unexplained)
  • City/State: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Location: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Tom Harkin Global Communications Center, 1600 Clifton Road, N.E., Building 19, Auditorium A
  • Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT
  • E-mail: grandrounds@cdc.gov
  • Web site: Watch live and archived broadcasts at: www.cdc.gov/about/grand-rounds (No registration needed)


To access and view earlier Grand Rounds presentations (going back go 2009), direct your browser to:


Grand Rounds – Archives


Resources paid for by your tax dollars, and highly recommended.

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