Community and health care professionals invited to presentation about the H1N1 and seasonal flu

What: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is holding a special community health presentation in Laredo on the H1N1 (Swine) flu and seasonal flu.

Who: The event will feature a presentation by Carlos Roberto Jaén, M.D., Ph.D., The Dr. John M. Smith, Jr., Professor and chairman of the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the UT Health Science Center. A question-and-answer session will follow with longtime Laredo physician Joaquin G. Cigarroa Jr., M.D., and Hector Gonzalez, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Laredo Health Department.

When: Wednesday, Sept. 2. A light buffet will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by the lecture at 7 p.m.
Dr. Jaén will be available for media interviews in English and Spanish from 5 to 5:30 p.m.

Where: The auditorium in the D.D. Hachar Building at the UT Health Science Center’s Laredo Campus Extension, 1937 Bustamante Street, Laredo

Details: Dr. Jaén will discuss the two most prevalent types of flu and will discuss preventive measures that can help prevent its spread.


The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is the leading research institution in South Texas and one of the major health sciences universities in the world. With an operating budget of $668 million, the Health Science Center is the chief catalyst for the $16.3 billion biosciences and health care sector in San Antonio’s economy. The Health Science Center has had an estimated $36 billion impact on the region since inception and has expanded to six campuses in San Antonio, Laredo, Harlingen and Edinburg. More than 26,400 graduates (physicians, dentists, nurses, scientists and other health professionals) serve in their fields, including many in Texas. Health Science Center faculty are international leaders in cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, aging, stroke prevention, kidney disease, orthopaedics, research imaging, transplant surgery, psychiatry and clinical neurosciences, pain management, genetics, nursing, dentistry and many other fields. For more information, visit www.uthscsa.edu.



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