06/09/16 – Zika Virus Awareness Symposium

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The Zika virus is in the news everywhere. You may have seen headlines like “US labs probe Zika, but the going is tough” and “Growing fears over Zika as summer approaches.” The CDC has issued travel alerts for pregnant women. Zika is the first known virus to be transmitted both by mosquitoes and through sexual contact. How will the Zika virus impact Greater Los Angeles? Attend this science-based public awareness symposium to learn the facts about the latest research and prevention strategies to fight Zika.

This public awareness symposium is free of charge. Advance registration is required.

Register online: Zika Virus Awareness Symposium
Enter Code: ZIKV16


Distinguished Speakers

Zika Virus 101
Dr. Rachel Civen
LA County Department of Public Health

Vector Control in the Urban Jungle
Kelly Middleton
Greater LA Vector Control District

Outbreak in California: What’s our Risk?
Dr. Charsey Porse
CA Department of Public Health

Zika and Pregnant Women: Lessons from Rio
Dr. Karin Neilsen
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Mother to Child: Zika and Fetal Development
Dr. Alexandre Bonnin
USC Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute

Zika Virus Evolution and Drug Development
Dr. Genhong Cheng
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Zika Virus and Brain Defects in Babies
Dr. Jae Jung
USC Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Thursday, June 9
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Aresty Conference Center
USC Health Sciences Campus


For additional information contact: mmidept@usc.edu.

Parking: Biggy Parking Structure, 1334 Biggy Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033 | $12 daily rate

Photo courtesy CDC/ Cynthia Goldsmith

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