With the World Health Organization declaring Zika a public health emergency and with travel associated cases being reported to the CDC, it is critical that health care and public health practitioners, and their legal counsel, consider the role of law and policy in Zika preparedness and response. Speakers will provide an overview of the public health problem posed by Zika, discuss the domestic legal framework for addressing the virus, and highlight ways to coordinate health care and public health legal preparedness.
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Steve Monroe, PhD
Associate Director for Laboratory Science and Safety, Office of the Associate Director for Laboratory Science and Safety, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Gregory Sunshine, JD
Public Health Analyst, Carter Consulting, Inc., Public Health Law Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Robert Eadie, JD
Health Officer and Administrator, Monroe County Health Department, Monroe County, Florida
Melissa Markey, Esq.
Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, PLLC
Montrece Ransom, JD, MPH
Team Lead, Public Health Law Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Sponsored by the Partnership for Public Health Law, a collaboration of the American Public Health Association, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the National Association of County and City Health Officials, and the National Association of Local Boards of Health.