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Regional Pandemic Influenza Conference Set for Aug. 17 in Corpus Christi

Media Advisory
August 14, 2009


Texas Pandemic Regional Conference


8:45 a.m. to noon Monday, Aug. 17

Where: Region 2 Education Service Center, 209 N. Water St., Corpus Christi
Who: Texas Department of State Health Services

Invited attendees include state and local health officials; city and county officials; emergency management coordinators; clinicians; hospital personnel; school, college and university officials; business and community leaders; nonprofit organizations; and professional associations.

Why: Discuss the recent novel H1N1 flu outbreak in Texas and preparedness plans for future outbreaks of H1N1 or other forms of influenza. Sessions provide state, regional and local perspectives on pandemic influenza preparedness planning and response.
Speakers: Dr. Brian Smith, Regional Medical Director, Texas Department of State Health Services, Health Service Region 11

Annette Rodriguez, Interim Director, Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District

Media Availability: Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Question and answer session with Dr. Smith and other speakers
Contact: Emily Palmer, DSHS Assistant Press Officer, 512-458-7400.

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