Nov. 9, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 45


Of Note


Readiness course offered Nov. 12

"Emergency Preparedness for Clinicians," a topic of vital importance in these times, will be explored from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in lecture halls 3.104 and 3.102 near the Briscoe Library. The program will feature brief lectures about medical treatment facility response, the role of the individual health care provider, differentiation of response to a biological vs. chemical attack, and review of potential biological and chemical agents. Speakers will address questions and concerns about these topics.

Dr. Chip Riggins, Texas Department of Health, is the program moderator. Dr. Jan Patterson, professor of medicine and pathology, will discuss "Biological Agents" from 5:30 to 6. Dr. Miguel Fernandez, associate professor of surgery and director of the South Texas Poison Center, will follow with a lecture on "Chemical Agents" from 6 to 6:30. Dr. Charles Bauer, professor of surgery, will discuss "Emergency Preparedness" from 6:30 to 7.

The UTHSC will offer the program via teleconference to remote sites in South Texas. For more information, call Janet Ramon at ext. 7-1925, or send her an e-mail at