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FOR RELEASE: May 17 , 2006
CONTACT: Pamela Williams
Office of Communications
405/271-5601

Media Advisory
Governor’s Pandemic Influenza Summit Held in Oklahoma City Tomorrow

What: Governor’s Pandemic Influenza Summit

When: Thursday, May 18, at 1 p.m.

Where: Express Event Center
8512 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City

Featuring: The Honorable Brad Henry
Governor, State of Oklahoma

Ken Moritsugu, M.D.
U.S. Deputy Surgeon General

Terry Cline, Ph.D.
Oklahoma Secretary of Health

James M. Crutcher, M.D., M.P.H.
Commissioner of Health, Oklahoma State Department of Health

Federal officials from the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of Homeland Security

State officials from the Oklahoma State Department of Health; Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry; Oklahoma Department of Education; and State Chamber of Commerce

Background: The Governor’s Pandemic Influenza Summit will bring together more than 400 civic, business, and education leaders from throughout the state to discuss preparedness issues relating to a possible pandemic influenza outbreak. State and federal leaders on the subject will deliver presentations designed to increase overall readiness for Oklahoma.

Media Availability: Federal and state officials will be available for media interviews beginning at approximately 2:30 p.m. in the Willow Auditorium.

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