State and Federal Experts set to Discuss the Possibility of a More Severe ZIKV Outbreak This Summer

WASHINGTON--()--The 2nd International Zika Virus Conference and Workshop once again provides experts, leaders from all government levels (tribal, local, state, federal), and other health officials a venue where they could share the best practices and the latest researches about the Zika virus to delegates coming from different parts of the world. Priority will be placed on identifying the responsibilities of stakeholders in order to improve global communication coordination and collaboration. The ZIKV conference will be held at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel on March 29-30 followed by an all-day hands-on workshop on the 31st.


Speakers of the event include:




E. Oscar Alleyne, DrPH, MPH



Senior Advisor for Public Health Programs


National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)




Dr. Lorrin Pang


Health Officer


Hawaii State Department of Health




Ms. Claudia Riegel




City of New Orleans Mosquito & Termite Control Board




Dr. Gina Miranda-Diaz


Director Health Department & Health Officer


West New York Health Department




Phillip L. Goodman, B.S., MBA


District 2 Commissioner and Board Chair


Florida Keys Mosquito Control District




Ms. Jennifer Rodriguez




Livingston County Department of Health




Ms. Denise Bryan


Health Officer


District Health Department, North East Michigan




Ms. Melba Moore


Health Commissioner


St. Louis Department of Health




Ms. Beth Schweitzer


Health Commissioner


Seneca County General Health District




Mr. Zachary Thompson


Dallas County Health & Human Services




Dr. Sue Lynn Ledford


Division Director


Wake County Human Services Public Health




Dr. Nafissa Egbuonye


Public Health Director


Black Hawk County Health Department




Dr. Amaal Tokars


Public Health Administrator


Kendal County Health Department




Mr. Phil Maytubby




Oklahoma City County Health Department




Dr. Irshad Shaikh


Health Administrator


Montgomery County Health Department




Mr. Brian Prendergast


Mosquito Control Program Manager


Maryland Department of Agriculture




Mr. Matt Maurer




Coconino County Public Health Services District




Mr. Vincent Cantu


Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator


Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District




Mr. Eric Howard




Oklahoma City County Health Department




Mr. Mark Colichio


Health Officer


Health Department, City of Elizabeth




Dr. William N. May




Johns Hopkins Zika Center




Dr. Jeffrey Flosi


Associate Professor of Biology and Microbiology Coordinator for the Biology/Microbiology


Department of Natural Sciences University of Houston-Downtown




Jay Karpin


Health Officer


Chevalier Legion of Honor France




Dr. Atif Nazir


Health Officer


Department of Health City of Plain Field, New Jersey

Poster Session to include:






Zika Virus Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices in Miami-Dade County Tricia Caroline S. G. Hutchings, Ira M. Sheskin Ph.D., Douglas O. Fuller Ph.D., and Imelda K. Moise Ph.D., M.P.H.



For those interested in presenting their research papers or posters related to the Zika Virus, please contact:

Confirmed Speakers:

For an up-to-date list of confirmed speakers, please visit:

To register:

Call us at (703) 745-5412

For online registration, please visit:

For offline registration, a PDF form can be downloaded by visiting:


Sara Gonzalez

Release Summary

From March 29-31, Experts Are Set to Discuss the Possibility of a More Severe ZIKV Outbreak This Summer



Sara Gonzalez