Pre/Post Conference Courses



Sunday, June 9, 2019, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Travel Medicine and Working Overseas
Henry Wu, MD, Director, Emory TravelWell Center This program will consist of four sessions: General travel medicine, vaccines, working overseas, and case studies. Key preventative and safety topics for international travel, including risk assessment and the nuts and bolts of the pre-travel consultation visit will be covered. Details regarding travel immunizations and prophylaxis will be explored, including yellow fever, rabies, cholera, Japanese encephalitis, hepatitis, HIV kits, malaria prevention, and more. Session three will focus on preparing travelers with unique risks including long-term expatriates and those conducting research and/or providing healthcare services abroad. Special situations, such as pregnancy, animal bites, and emergency evacuations will be discussed. The course will conclude with case studies from the instructor’s experiences as a travel physician and expatriate.
Sunday, June 9, 2019, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Occupational Medical Surveillance and Programs for Biological and Laboratory Animal Research
Gary Fujimoto, MD, Physician/Occupational Medicine Consultant This newly revised introductory course on medical surveillance will include updated information on how medical surveillance can be performed without the need for routine physical examinations. In addition, updated information on pro-active preventive measures for laboratory and lab animal staff will be presented. Discussion will include how to address infectious disease issues so that monitoring can be initiated without known or defined exposures. Information on the new hepatitis B vaccine along with issues with anesthetic gases, humanized animals and non-human primate work will be reviewed. This course offers time to discuss specific issues on laboratory medicine not covered in the presentation and encourages group discussions.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Occupational Health and Safety in Animal Programs: An Overview and Case Study
Helen Diggs, MEd, DVM, DACLAM, Senior Director, AAALAC International; John N. Norton, DVM, PhD, DABT, DACLAM During AAALAC site visits of animal facilities and programs, deficiencies are frequently found involving occupational health and safety. Prevent this from happening at your institution! This workshop will combine an AAALAC site visitor’s perspective with a facility director’s experiences. Dr. Diggs will present AAALAC International’s expectations for Occupational Health and Safety Programs, and Dr. Norton will follow-up with a “recipe for success” for implementing these expectations in an animal program. Best practices based on the “Eighth Edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals” will be explored.