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Full Details of Valley Fever Symposium on September 23 and 24th

Sep 20, 2013
Press Release

Valley Fever Symposium – Hosted by Congressman Kevin McCarthy

 

Day 1 – Local Awareness

Monday, September 23, 2013

Kern County Department of Public Health – Hans Einstein Center

1800 Mount Vernon Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93306

 

4:30PM – 5:30PM - Valley Fever Survivors Reception

Location: Kern County Public Health Department – Hans Einstein Center

 

5:30PM – 7:00PM

Public Forum with Congressman Kevin McCarthy and CDC Director Thomas Frieden, M.D. and NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D.

 

Day 2 - Valley Fever Symposium

Title: Fighting Valley Fever – A Call to Action Valley Fever Symposium

CSUB – Multi Purpose Room

9001 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93311 (Parking Lot L)

 

7:30am - Check In and Networking

 

7:45am - Opening remarks

 

8:00am – Valley Fever: The Disease

 

Dr. Claudia Jonah – Health Officer, Kern County Public Health Services Department

Kirt Emery – Senior Epidemiologist, Kern County Public Health Services Department

Dr. Mike MacLean – Health Officer, Kings County Department Of Public Health

Dr. Mike Lancaster – Laboratory Director, Kern County Public Health Services Department

Dr. Royce Johnson – Chair, Department of Medicine, Kern Medical Center

Dr. Paul Krogstad – UCLA Medical Center

Dr. Antje Lauer – California State University, Bakersfield

           

10:00am – Valley Fever: The Role of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 

Moderator: Dr. Tom Frieden - CDC Director

           

Panelists:

Dr. Benjamin Park – CDC

            Dr. Sekai Chideya - CDC

Dr. Tom Chiller - CDC

Dr. Peter Kelly - Arizona Department of Health Services

Dr. Janet Mohle-Boetani - California Correctional Health Care Services

Dr. James Watt - California Department of Public Health

 

 

11:15am – Valley Fever: The Role of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

Moderator: Dr. Francis Collins - NIH Director

           

Panelists:

Dr. Dennis M. Dixon – NIH

Dr. Richard Hector – University of California, San Francisco

Attorney David Larwood - Valley Fever Solutions

Dr. John Galgiani – University of Arizona Valley Fever Center for Excellence

           

12:30pm          BREAK - NO HOST LUNCH

 

1:00pm – The Congressional Valley Fever Task Force

 

Panelists:

Congressman Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), Co-Chair

Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-6), Co-Chair

Congressman David Valadao (CA-21)

 

2:00pm – Valley Fever: California Public Policy Challenges

 

Moderator: California State Senator Jean Fuller

 

Panelists:

California State Senator Andy Vidak

Dr. Janet Mohle-Boetani - California Correctional Health Care Services

Dr. James Watt - California Department of Public Health

 

BREAK

 

3:00pm – Valley Fever: Susceptible Populations, Prevention, and Treatment

 

Moderator: Michelle Levander, Director, The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships, Editor, ReportingonHealth.org, USC Annenberg School of Journalism

 

Panelists:

Dr. Paul Krogstad – UCLA Medical Center

Dr. Anthony Thomas - Dignity Health Memorial Hospital

Dr. Francesca Geertsma - Dignity Health Memorial Hospital

 

4:00pm – Valley Fever: Pets and Animals

 

Panelists:

Dr. Cattrina Lucas

Dr. Kristy Utt

 

4:45pm - Concluding remarks

 

 

 

For updates, please call 661-327-3611 or by email at RSVP.McCarthy@mail.house.gov

 

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