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Congressional Staff Briefing on Zika Virus: A brief overview and its potential impact on public health

July 6, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Washington Global Health Alliance and the Institute for Health and Metrics Evaluation (IHME) invite you to “Zika Virus: A brief overview and its potential impact on public health” on Wednesday, July 6th from 3 to 4 pm ET (CT 2-3:00 PM, PT Noon-1:00 PM). This informal briefing, held in collaboration with Representatives Adam Smith, Sheila Jackson-Lee, and Raul Ruiz, M.D., will provide the history of the Zika Virus Disease, its symptoms, prevention, and current trends in the outbreak. Virtual participation will be available through a live-streaming Facebook page. Local health departments are encouraged to attend and share this information with the public.

Virtual Participation via Livestreaming Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CongresswomanSheilaJacksonLee/

Introductions:
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee
Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D.

Speakers:
Dr. Michael Gale Jr., Immunologist, University of Washington
Dr. David Pigott, Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Dr. Peter J. Hotez, Founding Dean of National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Dr. Joseph C. Gathe Jr., Infectious Disease Specialist, Travel Medicine Clinic Houston Texas, Largest HIV Practice in the United States

 

 

Details

Date:
July 6, 2016
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Tags:
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/CongresswomanSheilaJacksonLee/

Organizer

Washington Global Health Alliance & Institute for Health and Metrics Evaluation