"Infectious disease and pandemic risks are concerns for health care professionals caring for patients with chronic diseases. This workshop examines the incidence and prevalence of infectious diseases, including MRSA. Differentiating the clinical presentation of infectious and opportunistic disease pathologies along with prevention and treatment therapies appropriate for use with those patients with chronic disease will be a major focus. The risk of pandemic diseases is also addressed. Integrating global, national, and regional pandemic disease preparedness into a plan of care for chronically ill and immunocompromised patients will be discussed. This workshop will assist you in identifying policies needed in the workplace as well as plans you should make for your own preparedness."