National Ebola Training and Education Center

NETEC Emerging Infectious Disease Workshop - San Antonio


Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at DoubleTree by Hilton San Antonio Downtown.

The registration period has closed for this event.


Registration is now open and runs through 3/13/2019 10:59 PM Central Time (US & Canada).

Workshop Agenda

Workshop Agenda Coming Soon

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.


March 12-13, 2019

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 two tracks to attend during the workshop.

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 the PPE ensemble their facility would use to assess or care for a patient with Ebola or another special pathogen. Each attendee will be wearing full PPE for 2 – 4 hours each day.


  • PPE: This may include a PAPR, powered air purifying respirator, or a mask and face shield. See these CDC guidelines for more information on PPE for suspect or confirmed cases.


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




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.

DoubleTree by Hilton San Antonio Downtown

502 West Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78207

Click here for directions


From San Antonio International Airport:

  • Area Hotel Shuttle service
  • Taxi and Uber Services

Lodging Information

DoubleTree by Hilton San Antonio Downtown
502 West Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78207


Hotel Website


Phone: 210-224-7155


Travel expenses are not covered by NETEC and are the responsibility of the attendee and/or their sponsoring organization.

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 7 contact hours for day one and 5 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

Disclosure Statement


As a provider accredited by ACCME, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education must ensure balance, objectivity, independence, and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Presenters are encouraged to provide a balanced view of therapeutic options by utilizing either generic names or the trade names of several to ensure impartiality.


All presenters, planners, and others in a position to control continuing medical education content participating in a University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education activity are required to disclose relationships with commercial interests. A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Disclosure of these commitments and/or relationships is included in activity materials so that participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments in interpreting its content and evaluating its recommendations.


This activity may include presentations in which presenters may discuss off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments not yet FDA-approved. Participants should note that the use of products outside currently FDA-approved labeling should be considered experimental and are advised to consult current prescribing information for FDA-approved indications.


The following indicates the disclosure declaration information and the nature of those commercial relationships.


All materials are included with the permission of the authors. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and are not to be construed as those of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education.



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