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Regional Pandemic Influenza Conference Set for Aug. 18 in Harlingen

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Media Advisory
August 17, 2009

What:

Texas Pandemic Influenaz Regional Conference

When: 8:45 a.m. to noon. Tuesday, Aug. 18
Where:

Texas State Technical College , Cultural Arts Center
1825 North Loop 499, Harlingen

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

Yvette Salinas , Health Administrator, Cameron County Department of Health and Human Services

Eduardo Olivarez, Chief Administrative Officer, Hidalgo County Health Department  

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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Last updated August 09, 2010