Welcome to our 2020-2021 program year.  While the situation may evolve, our current plan is for all of our meetings to be virtual this program year.  If possible, we may try for an outdoor initiation ceremony in the spring. We will make a final decision on that next spring when we are closer to initiation.  We will host all of our meetings through Zoom.   This is the announcement for our first Zoom meeting.  An email with the link to join the meeting will be sent to people who RSVP for the meeting.  For our Friday meetings, we will have a speaker at 7 and then a social hour afterwards for anyone who wishes to stay online.  At our October meeting, we will have our officer elections after the speaker. Gretchen Shearer has volunteered to become the secretary, all other positions will remain the same as last year. 

If you have not already done so, we also encourage you to visit the ISP national Website to pay your annual dues.  Teresa Bixby prepared a very helpful video to walk you through the process using the link



If you wish to become a member, follow this link for a video to apply for membership. https://youtu.be/-dXwzCC5Kq4

Meeting Information:


Date and Time: Friday, October 2, 2020

7 pm Central Time - Presentation (via Zoom)

8 pm Central Time - Social Hour and Officer Elections (via Zoom breakout rooms)



Dr. Gregory D. Ebel – Professor, Department of Microbiology Immunology and Pathology, Director, Arthropod-Borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University and Nicole Ehrhart V.M.D. – Director of the Colorado State University Center for Healthy Aging, 


Title: Surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 in apparently healthy workers: Responses to the rise of a new global pathogen.


Abstract: The world has changed in ways that many find frightening and challenging. One of these changes is the rise of new viral pathogens that spread globally with astonishing efficiency. In this seminar we will take stock of the underpinnings of this phenomenon and discuss work that we have undertaken to try to mitigate harm caused by SARS-CoV-2 in a set of skilled nursing facilities in Colorado. We will summarize our work to date and discuss how projects like ours might be used to improve public health policy and guide more efficient intervention strategies in an era of science-informed public decision making.


RSVP: by Evite or to Gretchen Shearer at gshearerdgs@gmail.com by

Wednesday, September 30.  You will receive an email with the link and instructions to Log in to the meeting.

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