There is a lot of information circulating about the Zika Virus and it’s frightening relationship with serious birth defects. What’s fact and what’s fiction? What can we do to protect ourselves? What is our city/county government doing to control the spread of the virus and protect us? Dr. Huang has the answers.
About our speaker:
Dr. Huang is the Health Authority and Medical Director for the Austin/Travis County Health Department. He received a degree in Civil Engineering from Rice University, an MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard. While at Harvard he led the successful movement to have the school divest of their tobacco stocks.
Dr. Huang completed his residency training at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, and was chief resident during his final year. He served two years as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer with the Center for Disease Control where he conducted studies in chronic and infectious diseases outbreak investigations.
Dr. Huang has served on the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) Homeland Security Task Force since 2009, currently chairing the Public Health Preparedness and Response Committee. He served as Health Authority during Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, H1N1, Ebola, and West Nile Virus situations. He chairs the Federal Drug Administration’s (FDA) Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee, the Texas Medical Association Committee on Infectious Disease, and the Cancer Alliance of Texas. He has written many publications about public health, chronic disease, and tobacco use prevention. Dr. Huang is Board Certified in Family Medicine.
For Zika resources, visit AustinTexas.gov/Zika.
6:50am - Coffee & Networking
7:05am - Breakfast Buffet
7:25am - Introductions & Announcements
7:50am - Speaker Introduction
8:20am - Q&A
8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!
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