U.S. Zika Action Plan Summit and Press Conference

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: March 29, 2016
Contact: CDC Media Relations


Hosted by CDC, the one-day Zika Action Plan Summit will bring together officials from local, state and federal jurisdictions and non-government organizations to prepare for a coordinated U.S. response to Zika. A press conference will be held to provide updates on the U.S. Zika response; speakers include CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.; Nicole Lurie, M.D., Assistant Secretary for Preparedness Health and Response, HHS; and Amy Pope, White House Deputy Homeland Security Advisor & Deputy Assistant to the President. For more information about the ZAP Summit, including the full agenda, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/zap/index.html.


8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT

Friday, April 1, 2016

8:30 to 11:20 a.m.: Presentations on the latest science about Zika

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.: Press Conference (webcast and in person)

2:00 to 4:00 p.m.:   Media availability: CDC and key Summit participants


The United States faces likely local mosquito-borne transmission of Zika virus in some places in the continental United States. The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa already are experiencing active mosquito-borne transmission. The U.S. government has planned this Summit to help identify gaps in preparedness and provide state and local senior officials with information and tools to improve Zika response within their states and jurisdictions. State and local jurisdictions will leave with comprehensive Zika Readiness Action Plans.


  • State and local health officials
  • CDC experts
  • Representatives from multiple federal departments involved in Zika response
  • Representatives from non-government organizations involved in US. Zika response


CDC Headquarters, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta GA 30329 and by webcast (Satellite coordinates below).

Dial In

Media: 888-946-3811

Non-Media: 800-369-3122

International: 1- 630-395-0174

Passcode: CDC Media

Important Instructions 
Please dial in 10 to 15 minutes before the start of the press conference. If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question. You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

* Please dial in 10 to 15 minutes before the start of the press conference.

Important Instructions 
If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone.  Press *2 to

A transcript of this media briefing will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site: www.cdc.gov/media.

NOTE: Media may also Register to Watch the Summit Webcast remotely. The ZAP Summit will be broadcast live on the web 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT, April 1, 2016.



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