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A Comprehensive Approach to Research and Innovation

2019 UC Valley Fever Summit

October 25, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

This UC-hosted summit will provide an introduction to coccidioidomycosis, or Valley fever, as well as current and future research investments in California that can inform an effective public health response for the State and the region.

Sponsored by the University of California Office of the President and hosted by UC Merced and the Health Sciences Research Institute. 

Objectives: Increase awareness of the epidemiology, symptoms, and risk factors associated with Valley fever; describe past and current UC research to improve screening and diagnosis, prevention, and treatment outcomes for Valley fever; highlight key priorities for policy and scientific research; facilitate new collaborations between science, policy, and community advocates; acknowledge state leadership for advancing investments to improve public health in California and beyond. 

Registration Deadline: October 15th at 5pm. Spaces are limited, register now by clicking here

Tentative Schedule:

(9am-10:20am) Session 1: Disease, Treatment and Outcomes 

(10:40am-12pm) Session 2: Basic Research 

(12pm-1pm): Lunch and Networking 

(1pm-2pm) Session 3: Future Goals and Gaps 

Because parking and meals will be provided, in-person space is limited. RSVP to reserve your spot! The deadline to register is October 15th at 5pm.