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Find all episodes of Hot Topics (Hot Topics in Practice), previously Hot Topics in Preparedness, aired since 2004.
Syndromic Surveillance: Urban and Rural Approaches

Syndromic Surveillance: Urban and Rural Approaches

July 28, 2005. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, public health panel members focus on the benefits, limitations, resources and other key considerations for developing and implementing syndromic surveillance systems.

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Collaborative Leadership for Better Preparedness

Collaborative Leadership for Better Preparedness

June 30, 2005. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Betty Bekemeier, MSN, MPH, RN, focuses on using collaborative leadership in public health preparedness.

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Using Tabletop Exercises

Using Tabletop Exercises

April 26, 2005. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Carl Osaki, RS, MSPH, focuses on how to facilitate and design tabletop exercises.

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Medical Consequences of Chemical Weapons of Opportunity

Medical Consequences of Chemical Weapons of Opportunity

March 25, 2005. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Tom Martin, MD, MPH, provides an overview of the risks and potential impacts of these weapons of opportunity.

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Tsunamis: Implications for Public Health Preparedness in the Northwest

Tsunamis: Implications for Public Health Preparedness in the Northwest

February 14, 2005. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Mark Oberle, MD, MPH and Hal Mofjeld, PhD, discuss preparedness for Tsunamis based on the 2005 Indian Ocean tsunami.

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Applying the Principles of Quality Improvement to Public Health Preparedness

Applying the Principles of Quality Improvement to Public Health Preparedness

January 20, 2005. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Casey Milne and Tom Milne, Principals of Milne & Associates, LLC, introduce participants to the concepts of quality improvement and will offer opportunities to discuss the application of an improvement model in the area of emergency preparedness.

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Sharing Experiences about Influenza Vaccine Shortages

Sharing Experiences about Influenza Vaccine Shortages

December 3, 2004. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Nancy R. Goodloe, EdD, James Apa, BS, and Matias Valenzuela, PhD, provide an opportunity for examination and discussion of two of the challenges faced and lessons learned from coping with the resulting vaccine shortage.

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Planning for Pandemic Influenza

Planning for Pandemic Influenza

October 21, 2004. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, John Kobayashi, MD, and a panel of public health workers, examine the science, public information and preparedness planning aspects of pandemic flu.

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Supporting Children in Times of Disaster

Supporting Children in Times of Disaster

September 13, 2004. This one-hour Hot Topics webinar, David Schonfeld, MD, FAAP emphasizes the appropriate planning and response actions of public health professionals to meet the specific needs of children in crisis situations.

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Applying Principles of Planning to Mass Dispensing

Applying Principles of Planning to Mass Dispensing

July 27, 2004. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Andy Stergachis, PhD, RPh, and William W. Dyal provide an overview of principles of planning.

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Mental Health and Preparedness: Are We Ready?

Mental Health and Preparedness: Are We Ready?

June 23, 2004. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Randal Beaton, PhD, EMT talks about how frontline public health practitioners can help respond to the mental health needs of the community following a disaster.

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Issues in West Nile Virus Infection in 2004

Issues in West Nile Virus Infection in 2004

June 3, 2004. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, presenters provide an overview of the ecology and epidemiology of West Nile Virus (WNV) and new modes of transmission.

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