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Conference addresses pandemic, campus health

Sept. 24, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Updates from the Center for Disease Control on pandemic flu and lessons learned from campus shootings are among the key topics on the agenda of the Mid-America College Health Association Annual Conference in Kalamazoo Oct. 27-29.

Western Michigan University's Sindecuse Health Center is serving as host for the conference, which will be held at the Kalamazoo Radisson Plaza Hotel.

The conference will offer a variety of sessions on campus health care, promoting disease prevention and educating students about healthy lifestyle choices.

Keynote speakers include Capt. Mehran S. Massoudi, Ph.D., from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, addressing the role of colleges and universities in response to a pandemic; a panel from Northern Illinois University speaking on "Dealing With the Unimaginable," and WMU Counsel Carrick Craig, discussing FERPA, HIPAA and state law in the context of the Virginia Tech tragedy.

Educational activities during the conference are designed for all administrators and professionals affiliated with providing health services to a college or university campus. Continuing education credit is available.

A late fee will apply for all registrations made after Tuesday, Sept. 30. There are single-event, single-day and three-day registration options as well as reduced rates for students. As the host institution, there are special discounts available for all WMU faculty and staff.

Visit www.wmich.edu/shc/macha for complete details and registration. For details on special WMU pricing, contact Sue Kohlert at sue.kohlert@wmich.edu or (269) 387-3282.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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