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"Information Libraries Need for the Next Pandemic"
with Dr. Maurice Hennink

The world is concerned that the H5N1 avian influenza virus may be the
trigger for the next pandemic. This could be devastating or a mild
event. Let us review the information we have to date and be informed on
the issues.

The Deputy Medical Health Officer for the Regina Qu'Appelle Health
Region briefly reviews the virus details, historical perspectives on
pandemic, global responses to date and a situation update of the H5N1
virus spread and impact. A brief overview of assumptions and some
scenario perspectives of possible outcomes.

Thursday, October 5, 2006
3:00 PM ET 12:00 PM PT
1 hour - Audio Conference

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The Benefits

*  Understand the dynamics of the influenza virus and its human impact
* Be informed of the global picture of the H5 N1 virus spread
* Be able to use the knowledge gained in informing others

Who Should Participate?

Public librarians, health librarians, academic librarians, special
librarians, anyone offering information on world health issues.

Key Topics You Will Explore

*  Influenza virus structure and variability
* Lessons from History on influenza pandemics
* Global work in preparedness
* Local preparedness
* Our assumptions for planning
* Scenarios of possible outcomes

Method of Instruction

Audio teleconference session supported by a handout

Member: $54.00 + GST
Non-Member: $74.00 + GST

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About the presenter.....
Dr. Maurice Hennink is a the Deputy Medical Health Officer for the
Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region. He has a particular interest in
communicable disease control including influenza and Pandemic. He did
his medical training in South Africa and has been in Canada for the past
5 years.

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