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Nova Southeastern University to host International Child Health Forum

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE Fla. — SARS, the Avian Flu, drug-resistant tuberculosis. These are infectious diseases that threaten South Florida’s children, as well as children around the world.

In an increasingly connected world, such diseases are breaking down borders to create a global health crisis. No longer are these illnesses limited to third world countries. And South Florida, being a hot spot for foreign-born residents and international travelers, is at risk for SARS, the Avian Flu, drug-resistant tuberculosis, among other diseases.

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will host an international forum on Monday, May 5 to address these diseases and find ways to keep our children healthy. The 2008 International Child Health Forum will feature health experts from the World Health Organization, United Nations and Pan American Health Organization. There will also be experts from NSU, University of Pennsylvania, University of San Francisco and Texas Children’s Hospital.

Organized by NSU’s Institute for Child Health Policy, the forum seeks to provide insights into socioeconomic, environmental and technological changes that have proliferated infectious diseases and created an epidemic of child health problems.

The conference will offer a rare opportunity to develop new standards for the health, safety and well being of children and families in South Florida and throughout the world. Ideas from this conference may help shape local, state, national and international health policies.

This educational child-health forum is designed specifically for those who want to expand their knowledge of global health issues and form new partnerships to stop infectious diseases to minimize global health concerns.

Some of the forum’s speakers will include Howard A. Zucker, M.D., J.D., who most recently served as the Assistant Director General of the World Health Organization in charge of Health Technology and Pharmaceuticals; Jeremy Howell, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of San Francisco; Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D., FAAP, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania; Cyril Blavo, D.O., MPH TM, FACOP, NSU Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health; Scott Poland, Ed.D., NSU Associate Professor of Psychology and Past President National Association of School Psychologists; Jill Savery, M.E.M., Olympic gold medalist and environmental consultant to the United Nations; among other speakers.

The forum will be held at NSU’s Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center.

For more information about registration and continuing education, please visit http://www.nova.edu/ichf/ or contact Beth Zeldis, Psy.D., at zeldis@nova.edu or (954) 262-1942.

Media Contact:
Ken Ma, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5354 Office, 954-830-4177 Cell, kennma@nova.edu