During the morning session Dr. So brought up how media (news articles) can be used to help detect increasing incidental cases of a potential pandemic (i.e. web news crawler).
What detection techniques do you think are the most cost effective and not prone to false-positives?
Do you have any other ideas or techniques that could be used to improve the accuracy and timing of detection?
Given the “news break” from INN regarding a potential pandemic in China with a significant implication to Duke.
Fortunately, Dr. Schuchat (the Assistant Surgeon General) is going to brief us on what is current known about influenza viruses and help clarify what is fact and fiction.
How did the keynote speaker help improve your understanding of flu and the potential risk of a future pandemic?
Are there any strategies or methods to help control the impact of such a pandemic given by Dr. Schuchat?
What are the concerns about the current health infrastructure to deal with a future pandemic? Do you feel we are ready now?
(Please note that the news brief is for education purposes and is fictional).
(note: Winter Forum participants should attend in person)
This Sunday, Jan 9, 5:45pm EST, virtually attend the keynote address, delivered by CDC Rear Admiral Anne Schuchat, MD: http://www.ustream.tv/DukeUniversity#events
Dr. Schuchat is the Assistant Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service and the Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. Dr. Schuchat will discuss the challenges of surveillance and containment of influenza epidemics and the lessons learned from past outbreaks, including H1N1, Avian Flu, and SARS.
Also, DGHI will be tweeting live from the event. Join the conversation using hash tag #DukeLive.