Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

2nd International ZIKA Conference and Workshop

Posted: 3/6/2017 (Conference)

Each day of the conference will offer papers on a wide range of topics including:

  • Travel-Related Cases
  • Elimination of Breeding Site
  • Culturally Diverse Populations
  • Preparing Community Strategies
  • Local Partnership and Participation
  • Current Outbreak of Zika Virus Infection
  • Prevention Education Efforts and Risk Communication
  • Traveling to a Region with Ongoing Zika Virus Transmission
  • Emergency Response and Hospital/Healthcare Coordination
  • Recommended Surveillance and Response Actions for Local Agencies Including Vector Control Agencies and Health Departments

Panel Discussions include:

  • Diagnostic Platforms
  • Health Department Response
  • Mosquito response in Louisiana
  • Community Strategies/Partnership
  • Mitigating Public Health Vulnerabilities
  • Mosquito Vector Surveillance and Control
  • Clinical Picture: Country Report & Outbreaks Update
  • Zika Virus Prevention, Community Engagement and Cultural Equity
  • Community Mosquito Control Methods, Shortcomings & options
  • Defending Susceptible Communities from Spread of Arbo Viruses
  • Establishment and Implementation of A Scalable Vectorborne Disease Response Plan at the Local Level

Over 20 breakout sessions will be offered addressing a wide range of issues, including:

  • Breakout: Zika & Politics
  • Breakout: Diagnostic Platforms
  • Breakout: Dengue fever, Hawaii
  • Breakout: Zika Virus, Locally Acquired
  • Breakout: Health department Response
  • Breakout: Zika Virus, Travel-Associated Cases
  • Breakout: Living With Imported Cases of Zika
  • Breakout: How to reach out to Latino Communities
  • Breakout: Learn Message Tools, Skills and Mapping
  • Breakout: Locally acquired Dengue–Key West, Florida
  • Breakout: Global Outbreak and Response Network (GOARN)
  • Breakout: Contingency Planning for local transmission at local level
  • Breakout: How the do cities combat the Zika Virus?
  • Breakout: Perspectives on Zika and Other Emerging/Re-emerging Infections
  • Breakout: Defending Susceptible Communities from Spread of Arbo Viruses
  • Breakout: Chikungunya, Dengue, Yellow Fever & Zika Comparison of Signs & Symptom
  • Breakout: The role of local health departments public health preparedness program
  • Breakout: Recommended Surveillance and Response Actions for Local Agencies Including Vector Control Agencies and Health Departments
  • Breakout: Emerging/Re-emerging pathogens (ZIKV, MERS-CoV, Flu, etc.)  case for strengthening collaboration on global health security

Workshops include:

  • Learn How To Plan
  • Know How To Respond
  • Learn Message Tools, Skills & Mapping
  • Learn Message development strategies.
  • How To Harness The Power Of Social Media
  • Develop Effective Risk And Crisis Communication Plan
  • How To Work Effectively With News Media & Journalists
  • Make everyone a stakeholder. Spell out roles and responsibilities
  • Crafting Risk and Crisis Messages & Best Practices across Risk Phases
  • Develop strategies needed to enhance believability, trust, and credibility
  • Establish social media best practices for communications with the public during an outbreak

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Date: 03/29/2017

Location: Herndon, VA