Valley Fever stakeholder meeting attended by the AzAFP Staff

Valley Fever stakeholder meeting attended by the AzAFP Staff

Your AzAFP Staff attended the stakeholder meeting on November 17th as part of the Valley Fever Awareness Week proceedings. The stakeholder meeting offered an opportunity for members of the clinician community to gather, learn and collaborate. The agenda provided an overview of the current Valley Fever data in Arizona by Ken Komatsu, MPH, State Epidemiologist, Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), patient experience and perspective by Mr. Daniel Leis, presentations from industry representatives working on diagnostics and treatment aspects of Valley Fever, and a community action discussion. Dr. Tom Chiller, Deputy Chief, Mycotic Diseases Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) presented a concise national perspective on the State of Valley Fever. ArMA thanks our meeting organizers, Drs. John Galgiani, Peter Kelly, and Michael Grossman, for their invaluable leadership and coordination in bringing together the individuals who contributed to the agenda. We are grateful for the support of our meeting sponsors; The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, who hosted the meeting on their campus, and to our industry sponsors DxNA, HealthTell,IMMY, and Nielsen Biosciences.  We urge you to take advantage of FREE Valley Fever online CME offered by the VFCE here or just learn more about Valley Fever here