Experts in Ebola and other infectious disease and several government agencies will gather in Omaha on Wednesday for a one day symposium. Dr. Ken Bayles is associate vice chancellor for basic science research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and says this symposium includes physicians and world leaders in treating Ebola.
Dr. Bayles says, “Bringing scientists who study Ebola disease in and allowing them to present their research to clinical folks who actually care for patients. I think there is a lot to be learned between the two.”
Experts on hand will include scientists from UNMC, the National Institutes of Health, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the U-S Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases and others.
“This is an area in which UNMC has demonstrated strength and we are eager to be internationally recognized in the use of this cutting edge sequence technology,” said Bob Hinson, director of the University of Nebraska National Strategic Research Institute and retired U-S Air Force lieutenant general. He adds this is an issue that impacts our country’s national security.
The symposium will be held at Omaha’s Embassy Suites Hotel on south 10th Street.