The H1N1 Influenza Virus Forum
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
This inaugural global health symposium will serve as an exposé on the development of Global Health and its definition and will focus specifically on today’s emerging global health implications of the H1N1 influenza virus. Participants will learn about the influenza virus and gain information and insight into current concepts in global health and how they might join the quest for improved health care for all the inhabitants of the planet. The H1N1 virus represents a potentially significant threat to human health and provides an excellent example for students of health care to model their impressions of how to view health care and how they fit into the process.
Dr. Reginald D. Hughes, MD, MAJOR US Army Reserve Medical Corps
Major Reginald D. Hughes, MD, is attending faculty at the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Queens, New York, where he is Director of the Global Health Program within the Family Medicine Department. His responsibilities include teaching medical students and residents as well as coordinating international medical rotations to Latin America and Africa. Major Hughes is also a physician in the US Army Reserve, holding the position of Deputy Command Surgeon for the 353rd Civil Affairs Command. He previously served with the 344th Combat Support Hospital performing detainee health care operations in Iraq and participated in Humanitarian Assistance Missions to El Salvador, Central America. Dr. Hughes has over 20 years experience working in Africa through Operation Crossroads Africa and other organizations and has worked on crosscultural and health care projects in Senegal, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, South Africa and Kenya to name a few.