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Texas Pandemic Influenza Summit Set for Aug. 10

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Media Advisory
August 6, 2009

What:

Texas Pandemic Influenza Summit

When:

8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, August 10

Where:

Doubletree Hotel, 6505 N. I-35, Austin

Who:

Texas Department of State Health Services

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 federal, state and local perspectives on pandemic influenza preparedness planning and response.

Speakers:

Dr. David L. Lakey, Commissioner, Texas Department of State Health Services;
Jack Colley, Chief, Governor's Division of Emergency Management;
Stephanie Dopson, public health advisor, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;
Julie Harris-Lawrence, Deputy Associate Commissioner, Texas Education Agency;
Angela Olige, Assistant Commissioner for Food and Nutrition, Texas Department of Agriculture;
Belinda Pustka, Superintendent, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District.

Media Availability:

11:30 a.m. - Noon
Question and answer session with Dr. Lakey and other speakers.

Contact: Emily Palmer, DSHS Assistant Press Officer, 512-458-7400.
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Last updated August 09, 2010