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    Vision: A Healthy Texas

    Mission: To improve health and well-being in Texas
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    Texas 211

Regional Pandemic Influenza Conference Set for Aug. 31 in Lubbock

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Media Advisory
August 28, 2009

What: Texas Pandemic Influenza Regional Conference
When: 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Aug. 31
Where: Lubbock Civic Center, Rm. 107
1501 Mac Davis Lane, Lubbock
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. Peter Pendergrass, Regional Medical Director, Texas Department of State Health Services, Health Service Region 1
Barry Wilson, Deputy Regional Director, Texas Department of State Health Services, Health Service Region 1
Robert Martinez, M.P.H., Communicable Disease Manager, Texas Department of State Health Services, Health Service Region 1
Kelly Northcott, Public Health Preparedness and Epidemiology Program Manager, Texas Department of State Health Services, Health Service Region 1
Kimberly A. Leighton, M.D., M.P.H., Physician, Texas Department of State Health Services, Health Service Region 1
Trisha Jenkins, Microbiologist, Lubbock LRN Laboratory
Media Availability: Noon – 12:30 p.m.
Question and answer session with Dr. Pendergrass and other speakers.
Contact: William Ayres, DSHS Communications Office, 512-458-7400.

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Last updated August 09, 2010