Sorry for the short notice, but I just found out about this myself.

Tomorrow (Thurs., March 3, 2016) there will be an Evidence Based Health Policy Project at the Wisconsin capital (room 411 South).  It starts at 8:30am and lasts until 11.  There will be a briefing on Lyme, West Nile, and Zika.

It is free and open to the public, with breakfast and sign-in beginning at 8:15am.  Purpose and Goals
The EBHPP connects lawmakers’ researchers, and others in the public and private sector to advance Wisconsin’s health through two goals:

*Provide policymakers, in both the public and private sectors, with timely, non-partisan, high-quality information for evidence-based decision-making.
*Increase the involvement of UW faculty research and teaching activities in topical issues of state public policy.

Methods and Venues
The project includes four methods by which to provide public and private sector policy makers with timely, non-partisan, high quality information for evidence-based decision-making:
*Issue-specific invitation-based forums for off-the record safe harbor dialogue;
Speaker/Panel Symposiums;
*Just-in-Time topic briefings of legislative committees; and
*Methods exchange meetings between policy makers and researchers.


Jorge Osorio, Associate Professor and Researcher, Department of Pathobiological Sciences, UW Madison

Susan Paskewitz, Professor and Researcher, Medical Entomology Laboratory, UW Madison

Moderator:  Representative David Craig, WI Assembly District 83

You do not have to stay for the entire meeting.

Agenda Zika&Lyme  A loose agenda.  Summary hand-out.

To attend, register here:

If you can not attend, go here and click on the “live streaming” icon at the bottom of the page if you want to listen in.–West-Nile–and-Now-Zika—Briefing-March-3.html?soid=1119785732067&aid=wSCEaJbsEvk