EPA WebConference: Managing Head Lice in Schools Tuesday, October 20, 2015 2:00 PM EDT to 3:30 PM EDT
Head lice, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are most common among pre-school and elementary school children in the United States. Nearly every school has faced an outbreak at one time or another because of students' close contact. Back-to-school is when lice are most common. To prevent rampant outbreaks, schools must work in conjunction with families at the first signs of an infestation. Join us to round out your knowledge of head lice by reviewing their epidemiology, public health significance, diagnostics, treatments, and control. An emphasis will be placed on control strategies that are consistent with the smart, sensible, and sustainable practices of a School Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program.
Our distinguished presenters will include:
- Dr. Richard Pollack, Senior Environmental Public Health Officer, Harvard University
- Nichole Bobo, Director of Nursing Education, National Association of School Nurses
- Deborah Pontius, Health Services Coordinator/Chief School Nurse, Pershing County (Nevada) School District
Space is limited to the first 1,000 to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on joining the webinar.
For questions and to register visit EPA WebConferencing.