Thursday, December 9, 2010

Broward County Health Department's Influenza Grand Rounds

This past Tuesday, December 7th, marked the first Grand Rounds on Influenza. The legal and ethical implications of mandatory influenza vaccions for healthcare personnel was discussed.

If you missed the Grand Rounds and would like a copy of the presentations, please contact Ms. Sherline Fontus at


Communicable Disease Director, Dr. Dwayne Turner, welcomed guests and introduced the three speakers. 
BCHD Epidemiology Director, John Livengood
Mary Coombs, J.D.; Professor of University of Miami Law School

Raul E. DeVelasco, MD; Director of Clinical Ethigs at Miller School of Medicine, Univ of Miami


Q&A with the speakers 
 Ethel Edwards, Asst Community Health Nursing Director, addresses the pannel.
Dr. DeVelasco with BCHD Medical Director, Dr. Paula Thaqi, and Dr. Dwayne Turner