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Meningococcal Disease: Train-the-Trainer Session

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health - Health Education Administration

Friday, May 30, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

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This presentation provides a clinical overview of meningococcal disease and recent cases in LA County. Content is most appropriate for clinical and service providers who work with diverse populations, including Men who have Sex with Men (MSM). In addition, a review of a new meningococcal disease toolkit will be offered that providers can use at their respective sites.

Meet your Trainer:


Laurene Mascola, MD, MPH, FAAP
Chief, Acute Communicable Disease Control Program,
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, California

Dr. Mascola attended St. Louis University Medical School and earned her Master of Public Health degree from UCLA. She completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and completed residency and fellowship programs in preventive medicine. Dr. Mascola is a pediatrician and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer at CDC and was a field officer in Los Angeles County. She worked internationally for the World Health Organization in Ethiopia, and she has provided consultations in Brazil, Nepal, and Mongolia. Dr. Mascola has extensive experience in epidemiology and infectious disease prevention and control, publishing more than 100 articles and book chapters. In summer 2009, she was elected by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists to be the chair of the Infectious Diseases Steering Committee.

Who Should Attend?

Clinical and service providers who promote meningococcal disease prevention to diverse populations, including children, college students, and men who have sex with men.

Training Features:

This presentation will cover the following topics: 

  1. Clinical presentation and transmission of Invasive Meningococcal Disease (IMD)
  2. Role of the Public Health Department
  3. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Vaccination Recommendations to prevent IMD
  4. IMD Epidemiology in Los Angeles County
  5. Status of IMD in men that have sex with men

When and Where: Friday, May 30th, 2014; 10am-2pm; 5555 Ferguson Drive., Commerce, CA 90022

How to Register:

Complete your request at https://meningococcal2014.eventbrite.com

Attention DPH Staff: Do not use eventbrite to register for this training.  Instead, register using your Learning Net account at http://learningnet.lacounty.gov/Saba/Web/Main.  Contact Erika Valdez at ervaldez@ph.lacounty.gov to request a copy of the Learning Net registration instruction sheet.

Contact Erika Valdez at 213-351-7852 or ervaldez@ph.lacounty.gov if you have questions about the training.

Training Agenda:







Welcome   and Introductions


Jackie   Valenzuela


Meningococcal   Disease


Laurene Mascola, MD, MPH, FAAP



On Your Own



Speakers’   Bureau Tools


Jackie   Valenzuela and Erika Valdez


Wrap-up   and Next Steps

Q & A

Jackie   Valenzuela


Have questions about Meningococcal Disease: Train-the-Trainer Session? Contact Los Angeles County Department of Public Health - Health Education Administration

When & Where

Ferguson Auditorium
5555 Ferguson Drive
Commerce, CA 90022

Friday, May 30, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

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