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Supamit Chunsuttiwat
PATH board member Dr. Chunsuttiwat will speak May 22 in Seattle on avian and pandemic influenza. Photo: PATH.

Dr. Supamit Chunsuttiwat, a senior expert in disease control in Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health, will speak about the country’s experience with influenza in a free lecture on May 22 at the University of Washington. His talk, “Response to Avian influenza and Preparedness for Pandemic Influenza: Thailand’s Experience,” will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Foege Auditorium. The lecture is part of the Washington Global Health Alliance Discovery Series. PATH is the secretariat for the Washington Global Health Alliance.

Dr. Chunsuttiwat, a member of PATH’s board of directors, is an expert in immunization and epidemiology. He has a 20-year history in the field of communicable diseases and has served as an advisor to the World Health Organization in numerous capacities. He now works in Thailand’s Department of Disease Control. Dr. Chunsuttiwat earned his MD and MPH from Mahidol University in Bangkok and was a Hubert Humphrey Fellow at Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

Foege Auditorium is located on the perimeter of the campus, with easy access and plenty of street parking available in the area.

Seating for the lecture is on a first-come, first-serve basis. A reception will follow in the Vista Café.

Posted May 12, 2008.