Emerging Infectious Diseases: Post Zika in Latin America and the Caribbean

Emerging Infectious Diseases: Post Zika in Latin America and the Caribbean

Nora_Bär
26 October 2017
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Marriott Marquis: Salon 15

W2) Emerging Infectious Diseases: Post Zika in Latin America and the Caribbean

Moderator: Nora Bär

A preconference workshop sponsored by the Research Councils UK and produced by the World Federation of Science Journalists

Advanced registration required.

Description

This half-day workshop will cover elements of the aftermath of the recent outbreak of Zika virus, looking forward on outbreak coverage of Zika virus in LAC, 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 which 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.

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