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Mike Gregg - Region 6 Healthcare Coalition Coordinator
Region 6 Healthcare Coalition and Region 6 Public Health have coordinated the Special Pathogens Preparedness Conference: Connect, Prepare, Save Lives. The conference will be on June 8 and 9, with an engaging tabletop exercise on June 10 at the Grand Valley State University Eberhard Center in Grand Rapids.
At the conference, participants will hear about best practices and the experiences of preparedness experts such as: Chief Medical Executive Eden Wells, MD, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services; Health Officer Dr. Christopher Perkins, Dallas County Health and Human Services; David VanDyke, MD, Spectrum Health and more. Breakout sessions include a Personal Protective Equipment workshop by Kenneth Shawl, Spectrum Health and Legionella from Dr. Janet Stout, Special Pathogens Laboratory.
Heather Bair-Brake, MS, DVM, DACVPM from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will close the conference with an engaging talk about zoonotic Disease.
Registration opens statewide on April 18. If you want to attend both the conference and the exercise, you must register for both separately. Registration information and session descriptions will be online at https://MI.TRAIN.org. Course ID: 1061790 (Conference) and Course ID: 1062526 (Tabletop Exercise).
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