||Texas Pandemic Influenza Regional Conference
||8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21
||Holiday Inn & Suites Beaumont Plaza
3950 I-10 South and Walden Road, Beaumont
||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.
||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. John Jordan, Regional Medical Director, Texas Department of State Health Services, Health Service Region 6/5 South
Ingrid Holmes, Director of Public Health, City of Beaumont Health Department
||Noon – 12:30 p.m.
Question and answer session with Dr. Jordan and other speakers.
||Emily Palmer, DSHS Assistant Press Officer, 512-458-7400.