Diné College Readying for Virtual Emerging Infection Conference
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 8, 2021
TSAILE, Ariz. — The first-ever emerging infection and tribal community virtual conference set for Feb. 19 is full (511 registered participants-over capacity) and isn’t accepting anymore registered applicants, organizers said.
“We are overwhelmed by the response and registration has reached its maximum capacity,” Diné College microbiology professor and conference organizer Shazia Hakim said “Those who could not register, still can join us via the Diné College Facebook live stream (on Feb. 19) link.”
The conference focuses on emerging infections — in the light of current worldwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We are taking this conference as an opportunity to discuss the challenges we are facing, latest scientific, biological, diagnostic, epidemiological, clinical, and social sciences information we are gathering and variety of strategies to be looked at for future drives.
Those giving presentations at the conference represents the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice president, the Navajo Nation Tribal Epidemiology Center, the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Society for Microbiology, Indian Health Services, American Society for Clinical Virology, Health Security Partners, University of Arizona, Arizona State University, Urban Indian Health, the University of Toronto, Living Well Organization Canada, the University of Ottawa, and Diné College.