Topic: Healthcare System Readiness for Highly Pathogenic Infectious Diseases

As the world closely watches the current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (ASPR TRACIE) and the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) will host a webinar on U.S. healthcare system readiness for highly pathogenic infectious diseases.

Speakers will provide an overview of the current situation in the DRC; describe the regional, tiered system established to manage patients suspected and known to be infected with EVD or other special pathogens; provide updates on current Ebola readiness and trends; reinforce the “Identify, Isolate, and Inform” response framework; and share best practices and lessons learned from previous experience.

Additional NETEC and ASPR TRACIE resources will be referenced for participants seeking more information. This webinar is intended to be both an introduction for those new to the threat of highly pathogenic infectious diseases and a refresher for those with previous experience.

Registration is open to the first 1,000 registrants, who each will be given a unique link. Groups are encouraged to gather to view the webinar via a a single link to ensure the broadest participation. The webinar also will be recorded and archived at

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