Title: Great Lakes Basinwide Botulism Coordination Workshop overview

Authors: Chiara Zuccarino-Crowe, Elizabeth W. Murphy, Elizabeth K. Hinchey, Amy DeWeerd, William J. Bolen

Addresses: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), on appointment to the US EPA Great Lakes National Program Office, 77 West Jackson Blvd. (G-17J), Chicago, IL 60604, USA. ' US EPA Great Lakes National Program Office, 77 West Jackson Blvd. (G-17J), Chicago, IL 60604, USA. ' Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, Purdue University, Liaison to the US EPA Great Lakes National Program Office, 77 West Jackson Blvd. (G-17J), Chicago, IL 60604, USA. ' US Fish and Wildlife Service, Liaison to the US EPA Great Lakes National Program Office, 77 West Jackson Blvd. (G-17J), Chicago, IL 60604, USA. ' US EPA Great Lakes National Program Office, 77 West Jackson Blvd. (G-17J), Chicago, IL 60604, USA

Abstract: In June of 2008, the Great Lakes Basinwide Botulism Coordination Workshop was convened to foster collaboration and generate new management ideas in response to type E botulism outbreaks across the Great Lakes Basin. Key researchers, state and federal agency representatives, and non-governmental partners gathered to investigate the feasibility of management actions in light of the current state of knowledge. Topics that were covered included: the history of botulism outbreaks, overviews of current research, and existing management practices and needs. The workshop provided a focused forum in which attendees could identify challenges and set realistic short-term and long-term management goals.

Keywords: avian botulism; Clostridium botulinum; botulism coordination; Great Lakes; type E botulism; collaboration.

DOI: 10.1504/TBJ.2008.026478

The Botulinum Journal, 2008 Vol.1 No.2, pp.247 - 255

Published online: 16 Jun 2009 *

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