Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016
Time 6.00-8.30 pm
Faculty of Medical Sciences, Teaching and Research Complex, Lecture Theatre 2
University of the West Indies, Mona Campus
Organizers: Ministry of Health, Jamaica; The Pan American Health Organization, and The University of the West Indies
Chairperson: Dr. Winston De La Haye, Chief Medical Officer, Ministry of Health
Remarks - Dr. Noreen Jack, PAHO/WHO Representative, Jamaica, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands
Remarks – Dr. Don Rojas, Consultant to the Vice Chancellor, University of the West Indies
Greetings- Honourable Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, Minister of Health, Jamaica
|6:20 p.m.-6:40 p.m.
|Zika and arbovirus surveillance, microcephaly and birth defects- recent evidence and implications for health systems
Dr Stephane Hugonnet, Medical Officer, Global Preparedness, Surveillance and Response, WHO
|6:40 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
|Zika and neurological disease-recent evidence and implications for health systems
Professor Gabriel Cea, Neurologist, Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Chile and PAHO Consultant
|7:00 p.m.-7:20 p.m.
|Surveillance of emerging viruses in The Americas: The Role of the Laboratory". General concepts and epidemiological background, Laboratory detection surveillance
Dr. Juliana Leite, Consultant PAHO/WHO
|7:20 p.m.-7:40 p.m.
|Opportunities for research in Microcephaly- Lessons from HIV-Research
Professor Celia Christie-Samuels, University of the West Indies
|7:40 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
|ChikV and ZikV Research Technical Working Group in Jamaica
Dr. Karen Webster, Ministry of Health, Jamaica
|8:00 p.m.-8:25 p.m.
|Panel Discussion-Questions and Answers-
|8:25 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
|Thank you and Closure –
Dr. Melody Ennis, Ministry of Health, Jamaica