FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cynthia Bacon (718) 679-2515
Camela Morrissey (718) 670-2985
As the flu season approaches, New York Hospital Queens wants the community to be prepared. To aid community leaders, local school officials, and news media in communications about the H1N1 virus and the impending flu season, New York Hospital Queens is hosting an educational briefing.
This briefing will enable these critical information gatekeepers to ask their toughest questions, and then pass along accurate information to their constituents, regarding:
· Infection Control
· At-risk populations such as children and pregnant women.
· Diagnosis and testing
· When to go/not to go to an emergency room
· What to do if you become ill
Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 6:00 pm
Speakers will include experts on infectious disease and emergency medicine from New York Hospital Queens, and an official from the New York City Department of Health.
New York Hospital Queens
Theresa and Eugene M. Lang Center for Research and Education Auditorium
56-45 Main St., Flushing, N.Y. 11355
Parking will be available in the hospital’s parking garage on Booth Memorial Ave., located between Main Street and 141 Street.
NYHQ’s Flu Season Resource Center
New York Hospital Queens is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and is affiliated with Weill Medical College of Cornell University.