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Responding to the Next Pandemic
or Serious Public Health Threat in MN

With flu season upon us and the national fungal meningitis outbreak, now is the time to inform yourself and your clients of how the Minnesota Department of Health prepares for and addresses such public health concerns. Please join your Health Law Section colleagues for a presentation by Arden Fritz, Legal Affairs Coordinator, and Brad Krier, Epidemiology Field Services, from MDH. The first half of the morning will focus on a discussion of the plans that are currently in place to deal with the next pandemic or other serious public health threat. The last half will center on Minnesota and Federal laws that give MDH the flexibility needed to adequately respond to such threats.

Please note the special day for this program, Tuesday, October 30 (not occurring on the third Friday of the month as is typical of the section). This is to accommodate those with children off from school on October 19, due to the Education Minnesota Professional Conference. Our next program will be on the MN Exchange, on Friday, November 16, from 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. at Town and Country. Please hold the date. Meeting notice is forthcoming.

Presenters:

Brad Krier, Epidemiologist, Minnesota Department of Health
Brad Krier is an epidemiologist with the Minnesota Department of Health serving in the south central region of the state. In that role he provides guidance to health care providers and local public health agencies on infectious disease issues. He is involved in emergency response activities for his region including pandemic influenza and was involved in the 2009-2010 response to H1N1. Brad’s undergraduate degree is from Augustana College and his graduate training is from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Epidemiology Division.

Arden Fritz, Legal Affairs Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Health

1 hour of Standard CLE credit applied for.
The event code is 173147.

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Details:

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Time: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Please join us for breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m., followed by the program from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Location: The Town & Country Club
300 Mississippi River Blvd. N. St Paul, MN 55104-4927 [Directions/Map]

Cost:

Health Law Section Member:  $15.00

MSBA Member but not a Health Law Section Member:  $20.00

Join the Health Law Section and attend this meeting for FREE (You must be a current MSBA member but not a section member. Pay the 12-month section dues and your section membership will expire on June 30, 2013.): $32.00

Non-MSBA Members:  $30.00

Law Students:  Free

Teleconferencing is available. Teleconferencing instructions will be sent by e-mail on Monday, October 29. Registrations must be received no later than October 25 in order to receive the instructions.

Cancellation Policy:
Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.