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Friday, November 12, 2021 | 12:00 pm CST 

Brought to you by the National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center (NETEC)

Join presenters as they discuss important topics surrounding the upcoming 2021 influenza season. Topics to include discussion on the similarities and differences between seasonal influenza and COVID-19, current influenza vaccination planning efforts, pediatric concerns, the testing and antiviral treatment of influenza when SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses are co-circulating, and NETEC resources for healthcare systems to help in their influenza planning efforts.

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This activity is intended primarily for healthcare workers and teams which may include but are not limited to, medical and nursing staff, administration, education/training leadership, and infection control leadership. Staff specializing in emergency management, communications, specialized clinical areas, laboratory, facilities management and environmental services are also welcome.

Kari A. Simonsen, MD – Kari A. Simonsen, MD is the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Pediatrician-in-Chief of Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska

Mark Rupp, MD – Dr. Mark Rupp is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is the Medical Director of The Nebraska Medical Center Department of Healthcare Epidemiology and co-Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.

Tim Uyeki, MD, MPH, MPP – Dr. Uyeki, serves as chief medical officer within CDC Influenza Division’s Office of the Director.

Continuing Education
Continuing education credits will be provided for this activity. Participants will be asked to complete a post-webinar evaluation immediately following the webinar. We recommend accessing the webinar from a PC or Mac computer using the Chrome, Firefox, or Safari (Mac) web browser.

The National Emerging Special Pathogen Training and Education Center (NETEC) is committed to providing facilities with the tools to educate healthcare workers and share preparedness best practices. In this webinar series, the NETEC will highlight subject matter experts who have been immersed in the many challenges and topics around COVID-19. To ask an expert a question or request NETEC services targeted to your facility’s emerging special pathogen preparedness program (at no cost to your organization), contact one of NETEC’s many experts via the web portal or by emailing