Webinar: Impact of Public Health Surveillance on Hemophilia Care
Presented by J. Michael Soucie, PhD
February 18, 2016
2PM - 3PM EDT
In this webinar, Dr. Soucie will discuss the purpose of public health surveillance and illustrate how CDC's (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Division of Blood Disorders (DBD) has used this tool to assist in efforts to prevent the complications of bleeding disorders. Benign in the early 1990's, DBD's bleeding disorders surveillance programs have been instrumental in collecting data needed to assess the number of affected individuals, the burden of the complications affecting people with bleeding disorders, and the outcome of care. Analyses of these data have led to the discovery of important risk factors for these complications. The effectiveness of interventions designed to decrease complications has been evaluated by continued surveillance. Real world examples will be provided that demonstrate the ability of these surveillance programs to influence care and improve outcomes for people with complex conditions.
This webinar is free and open to public health professionals, clinicians, and researchers who desire more information about bleeding disorders. Advance registration is required and the number of attendees is limited.