Tuesday, October 14, 2014

CDC COCA Call : What U.S. Hospitals Can Learn From Emory & UNMC On Ebola




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We’re having a busy day for online streaming on Ebola issues,  with the Johns Hopkins symposium this morning, and later this afternoon we’ll have a COCA Call entitled:


Preparing for Ebola: What U.S. Hospitals Can Learn From Emory Healthcare and Nebraska Medical Center

Date:Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time:2:00 – 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Participate by Phone: Registration is not required.

  • 888-603-9630 (U.S. Callers)
  • 630-395-0291 (International Callers)



RADM Steve Redd
Senior Advisor
CDC Ebola Response

Phillip W. Smith, MD
Medical Director
Biocontainment Unit
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Angela Hewlett, MD
Associate Director
Nebraska Biocontainment Unit

Bruce S. Ribner, MD, MPH
Emory's Serious Communicable Disease Unit
Emory Healthcare

Alexander P. Isakov, MD, MPH
Section of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Emory Healthcare


The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has increased the possibility of patients traveling from the impacted countries to U.S. hospitals. A few patients with Ebola virus disease have been medically evacuated to receive care in U.S. hospitals. Recently, the first case of Ebola virus disease was diagnosed in the United States in a person who traveled to Dallas, Texas from West Africa; this patient passed away on October 8, 2014. CDC and our partners are taking precautions to prevent the spread of Ebola within the United States.

During this COCA Call, the presenters will focus on healthcare systems preparedness, and participants will learn how Emory Healthcare and Nebraska Medical Center prepared for patients with Ebola and the lessons learned.

Please note: the focus of this call will be healthcare systems preparedness, not clinical management of the patients with Ebola.

Call Materials

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OHSU Infection Prevention and Control said...

We are unable to connect. Is there any other way of getting audio for this webinar?

Michael Coston said...

I was logged in and listening and got disconnected. When I tried calling back, I kept getting a recording - unable to complete the call.

A pity.

Hopefully the audio & transcript will be posted in the next day or two.