COCA Training and Conference Announcement—November 4, 2016

November 4, 2016

COCA Training and Conferences

The COCA Training and Conferences webpage has been updated to include conferences from November 2016 – April 2017. Visit the webpage to learn about conferences sponsored by CDC, other federal agencies, and COCA partners.

Recent COCA Calls

  • What’s New for the 2016–2017 Flu Season: Recommendations for Children 
    • During this COCA call, subject matter experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlighted critical information and discussed strategies that primary care providers and medical subspecialists can use to improve flu prevention and control in children.
  • Zika in the ED: How Emergency Care Staff Can Take Action
    • During this COCA Call, emergency providers discussed critical information about Zika, such as how to identify people at risk for infection either through recent travel or through sex with someone infected with Zika, examine the importance of screening protocols, and understand likely symptoms, such as fever, rash, and conjunctivitis. Additionally, emergency providers discussed key nursing assessments, clinical interventions, and the general process for reporting Zika cases.

Upcoming COCA Calls

  • Advancing the One Health Concept through Collaborations that Connect, Create, and Educate
    • During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn about several arenas of One Health—an interdisciplinary approach to healthcare that brings together humans, animals, and the environment. Clinicians will learn about the critical need for and process of connecting the many passionate stakeholders around the world, and share an update on efforts across the U.S. and beyond to make One Health ways of thinking the ‘default way of doing business.

Emergency Preparedness and Response Training Resources

COCA’s Emergency Preparedness and Response webpage contains information on scheduled and on-demand emergency preparedness and response training resources offered by CDC, other federal agencies, and COCA partners.

November COCA Partner Spotlight

Partnerships with professional healthcare associations are vital to CDC’s ability to share information with clinicians about public health emergencies, CDC guidance, health alert messages, and training opportunities. This month, COCA is pleased to feature the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) in the COCA Partner Spotlight. Founded in 1984, OSAP is a growing community of clinicians, educators, researchers, and industry representatives who advocate for safe and infection-free delivery of oral healthcare, with the vision of ensuring that every dental visit is a safe one.

CDC Public Health Grand Rounds

The Public Health Grand Rounds is a series created to further strengthen CDC’s common scientific culture and foster discussion and debate on major public health issues.

  • Improving the Lives of People with Sickle Cell Disease

Tuesday, November 15, 2016: 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. ET 

Registration is not required. Watch live and archived broadcasts

CDC Learning Connection

The CDC Learning Connection is your source for information about public health training developed by CDC, CDC partners, and other federal agencies. Through website features, social media, and an e-newsletter, CDC Learning Connection keeps you informed about training opportunities, including many that offer free continuing education (CE).


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