Emerging Infectious Diseases: Post Zika in Latin America and the Caribbean
W2) Emerging Infectious Diseases: Post Zika in Latin America and the Caribbean
A preconference workshop sponsored by the Research Councils UK and produced by the World Federation of Science Journalists
Advanced registration required.
This half-day workshop will cover elements of the aftermath of the recent outbreak of the Zika virus, looking forward on outbreak coverage of Zika in Latin America and the Carribean, including vaccine development updates and microcephaly linkages.
In this interactive participatory training workshop, journalists will address controversies in the effects of an unknown virus. Participants will explore how to convey information to the public when scientists don’t agree and several hypotheses seem accurate.
Trainer: Nora Bär of La Nación, Argentina
Invited speaker: Jimmy Whitworth is a professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and adviser to the World Health Organization. During the Brazilian Zika outbreak, Professor Whitworth led a research team that included scientists from Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA) and the Evandro Chagas Institute in Brazil.
The workshop is open to limited general registration in addition to the funded fellowships. Participants from Latin American and Caribbean countries are invited.