Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Lecture Room

8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


Workshop on Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers in the Workplace Against Novel H1N1 Influenza A

Workshop Goals

  • Examine the emerging science and clinical experience base associated with nH1N1.

  • Discuss criteria used to delineate infection control guidelines.

  • Discuss criteria used to assess risk to the healthcare workforce.

  • Examine what’s known about the effectiveness of medical masks, respirators, gowns, gloves, and eye protection in preventing nH1N1 and seasonal influenza transmission.


7:30–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast


Welcome, Introductions, and Opening Remarks


Kenneth Shine, Chair

Bonnie Rogers, Vice Chair


Study Background and Current Guidelines


Toby Merlin, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rosemary Sokas, Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Panel 1:

nH1N1 Influenza A



Current Findings, Unique Characteristics, and Potential Future Implications

Moderator: Kenneth Shine

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