National Ebola Training and Education Center

NETEC Emerging Infectious Disease Workshop - Atlanta, GA


Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Emory Conference Center.

The registration period has closed for this event.


Registration is now open and runs through 8/3/2018 9:30 PM Central Time (US & Canada).

Who should attend?

This workshop is beneficial to both healthcare workers and public health professionals. Hospital attendees may include, but are not limited to, medical, laboratory and/or nursing staff, administration, education/training leadership, and infection control leadership. Clinicians focused on special populations, such as Pediatrics and Labor and Delivery, can also benefit from this workshop.

There is no tuition cost for this program. NETEC and its partners are not responsible for any losses incurred by registrants, including but not limited to airfare cancellation or hotel deposits. No travel funding is available to participants from NETEC.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS: Please do not make travel arrangements until your workshop registration has been approved.


August 7-8, 2018

NETEC Emerging Infectious Disease Workshop

Workshop topics to include:


  • Ongoing and Emerging Threats
  • Impact of Highly Pathogenic Respiratory Viruses on Planning, Staffing and PPE
  • Lessons Learned While Caring for Patients with Ebola
  • Optional Regional Stakeholders Focus

Concentration Tracks:


Attendees will have the opportunity to select from one of three tracks to attend during the workshop.

EMS/Prehospital: Targeted for EMTs, paramedics, first responders and their leadership. This is an operational course focusing on appropriate use of PPE in infectious pathogen scenarios, vehicle preparation and decontamination, challenges faced during transport and patient hand-off.

Health Care and Public Health Leader: For clinical and operational decision makers, Emergency Managers, nursing and laboratory leadership. This track will focus on incident management, exercise planning and execution, public health concerns and concepts, and preparation of facilities and team.

*Clinician: For the clinical staff, including laboratorians, required to wear PPE. Didactic sessions for nurse and laboratory personnel will focus on different elements of PPE, including donning and doffing protocols, the role of the trained observer, advanced clinical skills, and special populations concerns (e.g. Pediatrics, OB, and other special populations)

Clinical skills topics will vary by workshop location, and may include: specimen collection, peripheral IV insertion, urinary catheter placement, containment wrap for transport, and spills management.

*Laboratorians in the Clinician track will have the option to attend a specialized session: Laboratory Theory and Practice.



Participants selecting the Clinicians track or the optional Day 2 session: Laboratory Theory and Practice will be asked to bring their facility's full PAPR “wet” level or equivalent PPE. Each attendee will be wearing full PPE for 2 – 4 hours each day.


  • PPE Requirements: Full institutional ensemble for two days, to include suit or gown, shoe covers, apron (if used), PAPR or equivalent, to include belt and battery, gloves.


A form letter for travel with PPE equipment is available for download here.

Additional Information

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Emory Conference Center

1615 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30329

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For transportation information to the Emory Conference Center from Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport, click here: Atlanta Transportation

Lodging Information


The Emory Conference Center Hotel has made a block of rooms available for the NETEC workshop. Room reservations can be made at the following link:



Check-in time is 4:00pm. Should rooms become clean and available before that time, guests may be allowed to check-in earlier. Check-out time is 12:00pm.


Parking charges are the responsibility of the individual attendees. An overnight fee of $15.00 per vehicle will be charged to the guest folio. Hourly parking fees will apply to all guests not staying overnight and are subject to change. Valet parking services are available at an additional cost to the attendees.


The Emory Conference Center Hotel has a complimentary six passenger shuttle that serves guests of the Emory Conference Center Hotel. This is an on call shuttle that does not take reservations. The shuttle is limited to a mile radius from the hotel. If you require transportation for your guests, please contact Leotis Watson at 404-712-6059 or for assistance in securing third party transportation. You may also want to check out Cliff Shuttles at Emory at the following link:



The Emory Conference Center Hotel cannot be responsible for the safekeeping of equipment, supplies, written material, gifts, decorations or other valuable items left in function rooms, public areas, or guest rooms.

Continuing Education

For CME:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education and NETEC.


The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


For CNE:

Emory Nursing Professional Development Center (ENPDC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Attendees to this CNE activity will be awarded up to 12.25 contact hours by ENPDC. No conflict of interest has been found with the speaker for this CNE activity nor with the members of the planning committee.



For Lab:

NETEC is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. P.A.C.E. CE contact hours satisfy continuing education requirements for federal regulations, state licensure, certification agencies and employers.

Attendees completing the workshop will be awarded 8 contact hours for day one and 4 contact hours for day two through P.A.C.E. Contact hours will be awarded upon workshop and evaluation completion.



For EMS:

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education, EMS and Trauma Division approves this educational opportunity for 12.25 hours of Emergency Medical Services Continuing Education.

Debbie VonSeggern, NRP, EMSI



National Ebola Training and Education Center


The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have established the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) to increase the competency of healthcare and public health workers and the capability of healthcare facilities to deliver safe, efficient, and effective Ebola patient care.

The National Ebola Training and Education Center is comprised of faculty and staff from Emory University, the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine and the New York Health and Hospitals Corporation, Bellevue Hospital Center. All three of these healthcare institutions have safely and successfully treated patients with Ebola and have worked diligently over the past year to share their knowledge with other healthcare facilities and public health jurisdictions. The goal of the NETEC is to combine these resources into one comprehensive assessment, educational and training tool for healthcare systems throughout the United States.

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