Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wednesday's Have You Heard

Cover that cough (with your elbow): Looking for the latest data on the H1N1 epidemic? Attend session 5093, “Latebreaker: 2009 H1N1 Influenza — Status Update and Lessons Learned from CDC,” from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Marriott Grand Ballroom Salon G.

Where’s the beef (been)?: If you’re planning to go with meat for lunch, this may not be the best session to attend right before lunchtime. But, on the other hand, you should probably have those veggies anyway. You decide at session 5104, “Meat Matters: Effects of Industrial Meat Production on Human & Environmental Health,” in room 103C of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Pride in health: Unfortunately, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth often suffer from disproportionate rates of certain health problems, especially when it comes to mental health. To hear about some best practices in reaching out to and helping this vulnerable population, consider attending session 5170, “LGBT Youth: Research, Policy and Health Outcomes,” from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in room 111A of the convention center.

Federal send-off: Before you hop in your trains, planes and automobiles, don’t forget to attend the Annual Meeting’s Closing Session from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Ballroom A of the convention center. This year, the send-off session features panelists Howard Koh, assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Mary Wakefield, administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration; and Yvette Roubideaux, director of the Indian Health Service.

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