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Bioterrorism - Scare Stories Can Be Dangerous to Our Health
CME credit is no longer available for this conference.
Hillel W. Cohen, Dr.P.H., Victor W. Sidel, M.D., and Robert M. Gould, M.D.

Dr. Cohen is Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, New York, Dr. Sidel is Distinguished University Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center and Dr. Gould is President, SF-Bay Area Chapter, Physicians for Social Responsibility, San Francisco. Drs. Cohen, Sidel, and Gould report no commercial conflict of interest.


Release Date: 10/10/2000
Termination Date: 10/10/2003

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
 
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:
  • Evaluate whether reported risks of bioterrorism are based on fact or fear
  • Discuss the possibility that health interventions may have risks that must be weighed against any purported benefits
  • Consider the importance of setting priorities for resources for health interventions that take into account efforts for primary prevention and assessing needs based on evidence
  • Discuss the inherent problems of allowing military priorities to set the public health agenda.

 
This conference may include discussion of commercial products and services.

The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the sponsor or its publisher. Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.
 
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