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Nov. 14 Program To Feature
Update on Chronic Wasting Disease
 

MAILED: Oct. 28, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  Chronic wasting disease and other animal prion diseases will be the focus of an upcoming University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire continuing education program.
         
Dr. Mo Salman, director of the Animal Population Health Institute of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University, will be the featured speaker for “Prion Diseases: An Update” from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center in Eau Claire.
         Department of Natural Resources, and Dr. Donald Baker, a veterinarian with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture’s food safety division.
         The program will interest environmental and public health professionals, occupational health specialists, DNR staff, wild life managers, educators and others interested in learning more about prion diseases in general and chronic wasting disease in particular.
         Salman’s background is in veterinary medicine, preventive veterinary medicine and comparative pathology. He has written more than 130 scientific journal articles and chairs the U.S. Animal Health Committee on Foreign and Emerging Diseases. He currently has two research projects under way related to chronic wasting disease in deer and elk.
         In the morning, Salman will give background on prions and animal health and examine the epidemiology of prion diseases, including chronic wasting disease. He will share his view on prion disease surveillance in animals through diagnostic testing. The afternoon program will focus on Wisconsin’s perspective of prion diseases including chronic wasting disease and issues in the food safety of processing wild game.
         The workshop is certified for .5 Continuing Education Units and application has been made for Department of Public Instruction clock hours. Registration is $85; pre-registration is encouraged. For more information, contact Rhonda Stokes, UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education, at (715) 836-3636 or 1-866-UWEC4CE.
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Updated: October 28, 2002