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Zika Action Plan Summit Live Webcast
April 1, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Last month, The White House announced it would partner with the National Governors Association (NGA) and the nation’s Governors to combat the Zika virus. The goal of the partnership is to coordinate federal, state and local response and prevention efforts through a coordinated attack on the mosquito and the spread of the virus. To that end, the Zika Action Plan (ZAP) Summit will be held on April 1, 2016, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
Registration for Live Webcast
A live webcast of the ZAP Summit will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. Registration is required to watch the webcast. Please visit http://www.cdc.gov/ZAP to register. An email reminder with a link to the webcast will be sent beginning 48 hours prior to the event. The Summit agenda can be found at www.cdc.gov/zap/summit-agenda.html.
The webcast includes:
- 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. – Welcome
- 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. – Science Plenary: Preparing and Responding to Zika Virus
- 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. – State and Local Panel: Controlling and Responding to Mosquito-borne Illnesses
- 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication in the Context of Zika
- 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. – Press Conference
- 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Using Policy to Increase Public Understanding and Enhance State and Community Readiness
Summit Social Media
CDC will be sharing ZAP Summit information on Twitter @CDCgov and you can stay updated by searching for #ZikaSummit on Twitter during the event. CDC will be live tweeting parts of the day-long event. We encourage your organizations’ participation on social media by using #ZikaSummit in any messaging you share on social media about the event.
After the Summit
After the ZAP Summit, please direct any questions about preparing and responding to Zika virus to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, CDC will provide a forum for discussing and reviewing Zika action plans via a conference call. More details will be shared with preparedness directors and other state and local health officials once details are finalized.