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Regional Pandemic Influenza Conference Set for Aug. 19 in Laredo

Media Advisory
August 18, 2009


Texas Pandemic Influenza Regional Conference

When: 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19
Where: City of Laredo Health Department
2600 Cedar Ave., Laredo
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

Dr. Hector F. Gonzalez, Director of Health, City of Laredo Health Department

Media Availability: Noon – 12:30 p.m.

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

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Last updated August 10, 2010