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DHSS Press Release

Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498

Date: November 21, 2011


Health care professionals are invited to register for the 2011 Health Summit: Communicable Diseases on Dec. 2 in Newark. The summit runs from 7 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Embassy Suites, located at 654 S. College Ave.

The Health Summit is an annual event that provides the opportunity for interested physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and other allied health care professionals to discuss information on new medical advances, updated guidelines, breaking research and national and state requirements relevant to the prevention and treatment of communicable diseases.

Nov. 28 is the registration deadline for the summit, which is sponsored by Delaware's Division of Public Health (DPH) in collaboration with the Medical Society of Delaware (MSD). Local and nationally recognized speakers will present topical issues and be available for discussion with participants. Attendees may earn five AMA PRA Category 1 credits.

DPH Director Karyl T. Rattay, MD, MS will give a presentation on seasonal influenza. Other presentations include vaccination of health care workers, diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) infection, viral hepatitis, and adolescent wellness and sexual health.

To register, for credentials or for further information, please contact Cheryl Botbyl, Medical Society of Delaware, at (302) 224-5193 or by email at Information on the conference is also available by calling the Delaware Immunization Program at 1-800-282-8672.

Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.