Issues, Strategies, and Tools
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This Web Conference, broadcast on March 3, 2003, was the first
in a series on bioterrorism conducted throughout 2003 via the World Wide Web
and telephone. This Web conference was designed to address the issues and activities
related to preparing our Nation to respond to the potential threat of a smallpox
outbreak. The User Liaison Program (ULP) of the Agency for Healthcare Research
and Quality (AHRQ) developed and sponsored the program.
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slides for each presentation are also available separately. Select for Playback
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slide presentations and manually move through the slides referred to by each
presenter. There is a text version of each slide presentation as well as a text
transcript of the entire audio portion of the conference.
An audio tape of the conference is also available for $10.00 through the
AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse at 1-800-358-9295. Ask for AHRQ 03-AV04A, "Addressing
the Smallpox Threat: Issues, Strategies, and Tools."
Bioterrorism represents a significant public health threat to the United States. Addressing this threat requires the rapid development of Federal, State and local capacity to respond to potential bioterrorism events. To be as effective as possible, these efforts must be directed toward improving the abilities of both our public health system and our health care delivery system, including the individual systems of care, facilities and clinicians that comprise the latter to detect and respond to such threats.
This Web conference focused on:
- A preparedness guidebook for States.
- New York City's preparedness efforts.
- One State's efforts to integrate smallpox issues with its larger bioterrorism plans.
- An online educational tool on biological agents.
The streaming presentation includes the audio and slides presented during the Web program. Because this is a recording of the sessions, instructions to the participants are no longer relevant. To access each session, select Streaming Presentation. All slides for each presentation are also available separately.
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- William Raub, Ph.D. (PowerPoint® Slides, 52 KB; Text Version).
- Edward J. Gabriel, M.P.A., A.E.M.T.-P. (PowerPoint® Slides, 7.8 MB; Text Version).
- Nathaniel Hupert, M.D., M.P.H. (PowerPoint® Slides, 1.1 MB; Text Version).
- Thomas Terndrup, M.D. (PowerPoint® Slides, 16.6 MB; Text Version).
- Nancy Ridley, M.S. (PowerPoint® Slides, 1.9 MB; Text Version).
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Current as of July 2003
Addressing the Smallpox Threat: Issues, Strategies, and Tools. Web Conference, broadcast on March 3, 2003. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/ulp/smpoxtele/