Every year, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Division of Disease Control holds a forum focusing on current issues in public health preparedness. This program is geared toward medical and nursing professionals in infectious diseases and infection control, emergency medicine, student health, primary care, and public health professionals. This forum is free of charge for registrants.

The 2012 Public Health Forum was held at the Academy of Natural Science at 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA on Tuesday, May 22.

The 2012 agenda is below. A PDF version of each handout provided during this Forum is linked below.


8:00 - 8:30

Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 8:40 Welcome, Opening Remarks
8:40 - 9:25 Public Health Implications of Marcellus Shale Activities in Pennsylvania
9:25 - 10:10 Hepatitis C: Still a Silent Epidemic?
10:10 - 10:20

10:20 - 11:05 Three Recent Foodborne Outbreaks: the Problem of the "Stealth Food Vehicle"
11:05 - 11:50 Radiological Health and Emergency Response in Pennsylvania
11:50 - 12:00 Division of Disease Control Update