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Department of Health Media Teleconference Time Change

Thursday, October 04, 2012 | 07:07am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health media briefing on the outbreak of infections associated with epidural steroid injections scheduled for 1 p.m. Central time today has been moved to 2 p.m. Central time. The telephone number for the call is the same:  1-888-757-2790, passcode 781337.

The time change is being made to accommodate a just-announced joint teleconference involving the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration on the multi-state investigation of this outbreak. That teleconference will begin at 1 p.m. Central time today. The number and passcode for the CDC/FDA call are as follows: 1-888-795-0855, passcode: meningitis

Who:  John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Health
             Tim Jones, MD, State Epidemiologist, Tennessee Department of Health
             Marion Kainer, MD, MPH, Director, Healthcare Associated Infections &                                       Antimicrobial Resistance Program, Tennessee Department of Health
What:  Update on investigation of infections associated with epidural steroid injections

When:  Thursday, October 4, 2 p.m. Central time

Call-in information:  Call 1-888-757-2790
Passcode:  781337

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