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Oct. 23, 2006

Poultry Expert To Discuss Avian Influenza Oct. 30

Darrell Trampel, a nationally recognized expert in poultry diseases, will present "Avian Influenza Update" from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, in room 2117 of the Medical Education and Research Facility (MERF) on the UI campus. The program is free and open to the public and also will be broadcast via streaming video on the Web.

Trampel is an extension poultry veterinarian and poultry diagnostician in the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. In his presentation, he will discuss highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus, the origin of the current outbreak in Asia, potential entry of H5N1 into the United States, and the clinical and pathological effects of the virus in domestic poultry. 

This program is part of the fall 2006 Grand Rounds series sponsored by the Upper Midwest Center for Public Health Preparedness (UMCPHP). Advanced registration is requested and may be completed online at Links to the live Web broadcast, as well as archives of past presentations, are available on the center's site.

In addition, UI Television (UITV) will show the archived presentation. More information about the UITV service area and program schedule can be found on the UITV Web site,

The presentation is sponsored by the Upper Midwest Center for Public Health Preparedness, Institute for Public Health Practice, UI College of Public Health, Iowa Association of Local Public Health Agencies, Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Hospital Association and Iowa Medical Society. UMCPHP is funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For more information on the Grand Rounds series, contact Angela Harding, program assistant in the Upper Midwest Center for Public Health Preparedness, at 319-335-8451 or by e-mail at

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa College of Public Health Office of Communications, 4257 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242.

MEDIA CONTACT: Debra Venzke, 319-335-9647,