Microbes: Coastal Concerns for Clinicians

This half-day workshop for doctors and clinicians will address potential marine microbial threats confronting Gulf coast residents and visitors. The program will address enteric viruses, pathogenic marine bacteria, harmful algaes, and parasites. PCR demonstrations and case studies will be included. A full agenda is available here.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

There is no fee for the session, but registration is requested for meal planning. Online registration.

The workshop will be held at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory's Cedar Point site, in Conference Room A of the Research/Lab Facility at 300 Laurel Oak Drive. (map) Breakfast and lunch are included.


D. Jay Grimes, Ph.D., FAAM, FAAAS, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, The University of Southern Mississippi

Okechukwu Ekenna, M.D., MPH, D(ABMM), FACP, Singing River Health System and University of South Alabama 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Questions and Additional Information

Please contact Dr. Jessie Kastler, Coordinator of Program Development for the Marine Education Center, at 228.872.4269 or Jessica.Kastler@usm.edu

Continuing Education Credit


This live activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint partnership of Singing River Health System and USM Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. Singing River Health System is accredited by the Mississippi State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Singing River Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Non-physician health care providers will receive a certificate of attendance to a certified CME activity.


Teachers participating in the event will receive 0.5 CEU credits.