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LSU Health Hosts Special Coronavirus Education Event Friday

2019 Novel Coronavirus

LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine will host a special Grand Rounds with the latest and detailed information about the new coronavirus declared a Public Health Emergency in the US and globally. 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Clinician Update is scheduled Friday, February 7, 2020 from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. on LSU Health New Orleans’ downtown campus in the first-floor Lecture Room A of the Medical Education Building, 1901 Perdido Street. It is intended to provide health care providers with important information about this new disease before they may have to deal with it in their practices.

LSU Health New Orleans Infectious Diseases faculty professors Drs. Julio Figueroa and Joanne Maffei, along with Dr. Joseph Kanter, Assistant State Health Officer at the Louisiana Department of Health who is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Emergency Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans, will present. Dr. Maffei will cover clinical information and infection control precautions. Dr. Kanter will share the public health perspective. Dr. Figueroa, who also serves as LSU Health’s Chief of the Section of Infectious Diseases, will provide an update on virology and vaccine information.

As Louisiana’s flagship and most comprehensive health sciences university, LSU Health New Orleans serves as a resource for health information.

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