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Volume 18, Number 7—July 2012

CME ACTIVITY - Perspective

Assessment of Public Health Events through International Health Regulations, United States, 2007–2011

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Medscape, LLC is pleased to provide online continuing medical education (CME) for this journal article, allowing clinicians the opportunity to earn CME credit.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Medscape, LLC and Emerging Infectious Diseases. Medscape, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Medscape, LLC designates this Journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All other clinicians completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. To participate in this journal CME activity: (1) review the learning objectives and author disclosures; (2) study the education content; (3) take the post-test with a 70% minimum passing score and complete the evaluation at; (4) view/print certificate.

Release date: June 13, 2012; Expiration date: June 13, 2013

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

• Describe overall potential public health emergencies of international concern (PHEIC) from states parties posted by WHO on a secure Web portal between July 2007 and December 2011

• Describe potential PHEIC from the United States posted by WHO on a secure Web portal between July 2007 and December 2011

• Describe potential benefits of having the IHR framework for notification in place, as well as strategies for reporting and sharing information with the WHO

CME Editor

Thomas J. Gryczan, MS, Technical Writer/Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: Thomas J. Gryczan, MS, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Laurie Barclay, MD, freelance writer and reviewer, Medscape, LLC. Disclosure: Laurie Barclay, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Disclosures: Katrin S. Kohl, MD, PhD, MPH; Ralph O’Connor, PhD; and Jose Fernandez, PhD, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships. Ray R. Arthur, PhD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: owns stock in Vivus Inc.


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