Ebola Virus and UAHN Response - An Informational Conference

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 11:30am to 2:00pm

This event is not open to the public, but media are invited to attend. Experts from the University of Arizona Health Network and the Arizona Health Sciences Center will share details with its medical staff on the Ebola virus and the infection-prevention protocol developed to ensure the safety of patients and to protect the wellbeing of staff and clinicians throughout the network.   

• 11:30 a.m. - Introduction:  Stephen A. Klotz, MD, professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, UA College of Medicine – Tucson

• 11:31 a.m. - The Virus: Nafees Ahmad, PhD, professor, immunobiology

• 11:50 a.m. - Epidemiology: Tirdad Zangeneh, DO, assistant professor of clinical medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, UA College of Medicine – Tucson

• 12:10 p.m. - Break

• 12:15 p.m. - Hospital preparedness: Sean Elliott, MD, professor, infectious diseases, Department of Pediatrics, UA College of Medicine – Tucson

• 1 p.m. - ICU preparedness: Gordon Carr, MD, assistant professor, Department of Medicine, UA College of Medicine – Tucson

• 1:20 p.m. - Panel discussion/questions