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Free Webinar Treatment and Prevention of Monkeypox in Correctional Settings
September 6, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monkeypox is now a national public health emergency in the U.S. and should be on the minds of people working in jails and prisons. There have not yet been any monkeypox deaths in the U.S., but more than 7,000 cases have been diagnosed throughout the country and the number is growing rapidly. Attend this webinar and find out about prevention, treatment and mitigation strategies. We have learned a lot through COVID; let’s put those lessons to work to keep our patients and our facilities safe. There is no charge to attend this webinar; CE certificates are not available. Space is limited. A recording will be available and posted on our website after it takes place.
Liesl Hagan, MPH, serves as Senior Scientist for Correctional Health in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of the Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases. In this position, she advocates for correctional health as a critical component of public health. Ms. Hagan collaborates internally to ensure that incarcerated populations are included in CDC strategy and programs, and she partners externally with correctional and detention facilities and governmental and community-based organizations to promote evidence-based healthcare practices in carceral settings. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Liesl has led the COVID-19 Corrections Unit within the CDC emergency response, where she and her team develop guidance specifically for correctional and detention facilities. She has also developed a wide network of partners in the field to collaborate on disease surveillance, data analysis, and outbreak investigations.
Alysse G. Wurcel, MD, is an assistant professor in the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Her internal medicine residency was at Massachusetts General Hospital and infection disease fellowship at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. In addition to her work as an inpatient ID doctor, Dr. Wurcel has an outpatient clinic where she specializes in HIV, HCV, and substance use disorder care. In April 2020, she began work as the COVID-19 ID consultant for the Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association, overseeing COVID-19 prevention and mitigation in the state’s jails. She has received funding to investigate health disparities in access to COVID-19 testing for health care workers.