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Software SIG: H1N1: The Forgotten Pandemic  

MITRE McLean; FDA Silver Spring; MITRE Bedford MA; MITRE Eatontow
MITRE-2 room 1N100, 7525 Colshire Drive, McLean, VA 22102
FDA, Bld 66, room G512, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
various, Maryland

Jan 25    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

H1N1: The Forgotten Pandemic


by: Thomas A. Neal  II, MD, MPH

Tuesday January 25, 2011


The process of local and global preparation for significant human health events has undergone significant change since the first SARS, Bird Flu and more recently novel H1N1 global health scares.  Dr Thomas Neal, MD, MPH, a practicing physician and public health expert at the MITRE Corporation, will present some basic information about the global movement, behavior and impact of viral agents on human populations using the recent H1N1 global experience.  Further, he will also discuss the current Global, State and Local screening mechanisms for disease and how that translates into what our citizens can do to protect themselves and their communities.

Thomas Neal is the Chief Physician for the Center for Transforming Health (CTH) at the MITRE Corporation.  In his role as the senior clinical healthcare advisor, Dr. Neal interfaces with program managers and sponsors at the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Dr. Neal is also a member of the MITRE Biodefense Task Force initiative and directly supports customers within the intelligence community.  Dr. Neal is a retired USAF Colonel, Command Flight Surgeon and parachutist with diverse experience in clinical, executive and operational medicine.  Prior to coming to the MITRE Corporation, Dr. Neal was the Chief Medical Officer at the National Security Agency (NSA), served on three separate USAF Surgeon General Staffs, was an Associate Professor of