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Infectious diseases is topic of community seminar set for Nov. 20

November 02, 2012

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — West Virginia University Hospitals-East and the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Division will sponsor a community mini-medical school program on various infectious diseases.

The seminar, titled "MRSA and Other Bugs," will be Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center on the City Hospital campus. The discussion will focus on germs, viruses and how to protect yourself from infections.  The recent meningitis outbreak will also be addressed. The featured speaker is Dr. Matthew Simmons, infectious disease specialist and chief infection control officer at City Hospital who is also a clinical assistant professor for the WVU School of Medicine.

Sign-in begins at 6:30 p.m., with the program to follow from 7 until 8 pm. Light refreshments will be offered at the conclusion of seminar.

Reservations are recommended. For more information or to register for this program, call 304-264-1287, ext. 1760.

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