Earlier this month I mentioned the CDC had announced a Zika summit Apr 1st, and that details would follow. Late yesterday the CDC posted the following media advisory on Friday's summit.
Media AdvisoryFor Immediate Release: March 29, 2016 Contact: CDC Media Relations
Hosted by CDC, the one-day Zika Action Plan Summit will bring together officials from local, state and federal jurisdictions and non-government organizations to prepare for a coordinated U.S. response to Zika. A press conference will be held to provide updates on the U.S. Zika response; speakers include CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.; Nicole Lurie, M.D., Assistant Secretary for Preparedness Health and Response, HHS; and Amy Pope, White House Deputy Homeland Security Advisor & Deputy Assistant to the President. For more information about the ZAP Summit, including the full agenda, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/zap/index.html.
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT
Friday, April 1, 2016
8:30 to 11:20 a.m.: Presentations on the latest science about Zika
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.: Press Conference (webcast and in person)
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.: Media availability: CDC and key Summit participants
WhyThe United States faces likely local mosquito-borne transmission of Zika virus in some places in the continental United States. The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa already are experiencing active mosquito-borne transmission. The U.S. government has planned this Summit to help identify gaps in preparedness and provide state and local senior officials with information and tools to improve Zika response within their states and jurisdictions. State and local jurisdictions will leave with comprehensive Zika Readiness Action Plans.
- State and local health officials
- CDC experts
- Representatives from multiple federal departments involved in Zika response
- Representatives from non-government organizations involved in US. Zika response
WhereCDC Headquarters, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta GA 30329 and by webcast (Satellite coordinates below).
Dial InMedia: 888-946-3811
International: 1- 630-395-0174
Passcode: CDC Media
A transcript of this media briefing will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site: www.cdc.gov/media.
NOTE: Media may also Register to Watch the Summit Webcast remotely. The ZAP Summit will be broadcast live on the web 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT, April 1, 2016.