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Regional Pandemic Influenza Conference Set for Aug. 24 in Temple

Media Advisory
August 21, 2009

What: Texas Pandemic Influenza Regional Conference
When: 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24
Where: Scott and White Hospital, Mayborn Auditorium
2401 S. 31st St., Temple

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.

Dr. Tom Betz, Regional Medical Director, Texas Department of State Health Services, Health Service Region 7

Wayne Farrell, Director, Bell County Public Health District

Media Availability: Noon – 12:30 p.m.
Question and answer session with Dr. Betz and other speakers.
Contact: Emily Palmer, DSHS Assistant Press Officer, 512-458-7400.

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Last updated August 9, 2010