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The Da Vinci Science Center will hold a public Fact Forum program about the Ebola virus to provide clear and accurate information about this pertinent news topic.
The Fact Forum event – which is intended for adults ages 18 and up – will be held at the Center on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, from 6-7:30 p.m. It will be free and open to the public. The Center’s exhibit floor will not be open during the program.
Panelists will make short presentations on an aspect of the Ebola virus topic and will answer questions from audience members. Panelists scheduled to appear are Peter T. Ender, M.D., a physician of Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine for St. Luke’s University Health Network; Terry Burger, Director, Infection Control and Prevention for Lehigh Valley Health Network; and Tom Grace, Ph.D., Vice President, Emergency Preparedness, for the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP).
David Smith, Ph.D., Senior Director and Chief Scientist of the Da Vinci Science Center, will moderate the program.
The Da Vinci Science Center has held public Fact Forum programs since 2009 in response to world events. Topics have included the H1N1 Flu, mine safety after the 2010 Chilean mine rescue, and nuclear energy following the March 2011 nuclear emergency in Japan.
“One of the Da Vinci Science Center’s most important responsibilities as a community leader is to provide clear, unbiased, factual, and practical information to the people of the greater Lehigh Valley,” Smith said. “In the age of virtually limitless platforms of communication and information, there is tremendous potential for misinformation to be disseminated and a vital need for opportunities like these to educate the public clearly and effectively.”