386 (2)Last week we wrapped up our 5th annual Arizona Infectious Disease Training and Exercise. This event kicked off with a full day pandemic influenza tabletop exercise followed by two days of training on a variety of infectious disease topics. The 400 registrants – public health folks, infection preventionists, healthcare providers, academic partners, and others – learned about things like healthcare associated infections, foodborne illness, vaccine-preventable diseases, vectorborne and zoonotic diseases, HIV, STD, and tuberculosis from experts in Arizona and across the country.

Coordinating trainings like these helps to enhance infectious disease capacity across the state, which allows us to promote health and wellness for all Arizonans. It also strengthens and expands partnerships to promote health in Arizona by allowing opportunities for networking and sharing of best practices and lessons learned.

A big thanks goes out to Joli Weiss and the entire Steering Team as well as all the support staff who helped pull of the event without a hitch. Slide presentations from the training will be available shortly on the training website.