Event: Dine College Hantavirus Conference
Dates: April 8-9 (Mon-Tues), 2019
Location: DINE COLLEGE SUB, Tsaile, AZ 86555
more information: hantaconference@dinecollege.edu

Navajo Version

English Version

Click Here to Read Interview with Dr. Mark Bauer on HV Conference

Click Here to Download the Conference Poster

The Dine College of The Navajo Nation is pleased to announce its Hantavirus Conference. The Conference features invited speakers presenting on the latest science on hantavirus; political and spiritual leaders from the Nation; and late-breaking news on prevention and treatment of hantavirus disease. The Conference will also have presentations on other diseases of concern on Navajo Nation, including Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF). Members of the public are welcome to attend the two-day event.

The College is collaborating with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Del Yazzie, an epidemiologist with the Navajo Epi Center, says, “We are pleased to be working with the College on this Conference. We continue to see cases of hantavirus disease on Navajo Nation and this Conference is a great opportunity for our Diné People and the wider public to learn more about the disease and how to prevent it. It’s great that there will also be information on RMSF and other pathogens.”

“The Conference also provides an opportunity for our Community Health Workers (CHRs) and health educators to refresh their understanding of hantavirus and the illness it can cause. There are new diagnostic tools that help us with early detection of hantavirus, and it’s important to share this information widely,” said Dr. Mark Bauer of the Diné College STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) program. “We encourage people – students, health workers, tribal members, staff from local Departments of Health and other agencies, and members of the public — to register online early, as we believe that we’ll have a strong turnout for this Conference,” said Dr. Bauer.

Parking is available at the Tsaile Campus.

Food is available for purchase during the Conference.

Things to do and sites to see

Calm and relax by checking out some outdoor parks and enjoying some recreational activities.  We are near Canyon de Chelly, which is about 25 miles south of the campus.  If your heading west, it doesn’t hurt to cool down at Lake Powell or going up to the Grand Canyon. Heading back North, try checking out Mesa Verde and probably beautiful Colorado.