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H1N1 Briefing by Local Experts On What Parents Need To Know: Take Precautions, Don't Panic and Don't Overreact - 10/07/2009

H1N1 Briefing by Local Experts On What Parents Need To Know: Take Precautions, Don't Panic and Don't Overreact

Release Date: October 7, 2009

October 7, 2007- Experts in emergency medicine, infectious diseases and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and the University of Maryland Hospital for Children will host an update on H1N1 flu advice for parents in the wake of a sharp increase in cases since the last week of August.

Hospital experts will offer much-needed advice to parents worried about their children’s health, including what precautions to take to prevent catching the new strain of flu, who to call if they have questions, and when to seek medical treatment. In the past week, Baltimore hospitals have seen an increase in visits to the emergency departments by concerned parents.

A tipsheet for parents and a question and answer document will also be made available.

WHO:

  • Aaron Milstone, M.D., a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Keyvan Rafei, M.D., M.B.A., chief of pediatric emergency medicine at the University of Maryland Hospital for Children and an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Mitch Goldstein, M.D., a specialist in emergency medicine at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Gabe Kelen, M.D., director of emergency medicine, a professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and director of Johns Hopkins’ Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR)


WHEN:
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009

WHERE:
Tilghman Auditorium (basement of Richard Starr Ross Building)
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 720 Rutland Ave., Baltimore, Md.

Parking is available on Rutland Avenue (between East Monument Street and Madison Street) or in the Rutland Avenue Garage.

For the Media

CONTACT:

Johns Hopkins Medicine, Media Relations and Public Affairs
Kim Martin or Kim Hoppe
443-857-2782 cell, 410-935-4762 cell

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