Dr. Jake Scott

Dr. Jake Scott, an infectious-disease specialist and co-medical director of the Antibiotic Stewardship Program at Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare in Pleasanton, will give an online presentation, “Major Infectious Disease Threats: COVID-19 and the Rise of Superbugs,” on Thursday, May 7.

Initially scheduled to be the final presentation in this year’s ValleyCare Speaker Series at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore, Scott’s talk has been updated to include the coronavirus and recast as a Zoom teleconference through Stanford University, where Scott is also a clinical assistant professor in infectious diseases.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at livermorearts.org or by calling the Bankhead box office at (925) 373-6800. Ticket buyers will receive a link via email to join the monitored presentation, which is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

In addition to his original topic of “superbugs,” and why the world is seeing an increase in the number of drug-resistant infections, Scott will discuss the current COVID-19 pandemic.

He will accept questions in advance for a Q&A session following his presentation. Questions should be submitted by email to marketing@lvpac.org. No personal case information should be included.

“We’re very pleased to be able to convert this program to an online event, making it accessible to our entire community,” said Chris Carter, executive director of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center. “COVID-19 is the reason we are unable to welcome attendees into the Bankhead Theater, making this topic extremely timely.”

The ValleyCare Speaker Series is a collaboration between the Performing Arts Center and the ValleyCare Charitable Foundation designed to share science and medical knowledge with local audiences.