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HGHI Event: Preventing Epidemics in a Connected World

September 28 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Organized by the Harvard Global Health Initiative, this all-day event is the flagship event for Outbreak Week, a university-wide effort to investigate epidemic and pandemic  preparedness.

Registration is required and can be accessed from a link on the event web page.

Harvard FXB’s Dr. Satchit Balsari will speak on a panel on Disease Surveillance: Conventional and Emerging Approaches, which runs from 11:30am to 12:45pm.

8:30am – 9:00am  Networking Breakfast

9:00am – 9:15am – Welcoming Remarks

  • Ashish Jha, Senior Associate Dean, Research Translation and Global Strategy & K.T. Li Professor of Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director, Harvard Global Health Institute
  • Carmel Shachar, Executive Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School

9:15am – 10:00am  Keynote Address

  • Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,National Institutes of Health

10:00am – 11:15am  Panel I  Understanding and Mitigating Risks

Opening video remarks by Larry Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; President Emeritus, Harvard University

  • Mosoka Fallah, Deputy Director General/Technical Services, National Public Health Institute of Liberia 
  • Mike Osterholm, Regents Professor; McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health; Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health; Professor, Technological Leadership Institute, College of Science and Engineering; Adjust professor Medicine; Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) all at the University of Minnesota
  • Dennis CarrollDirector of the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Global Health Security and Development Unit 

Moderator: Ashish Jha

11:15am  11:30am  Break 

11:30am – 12:45pm – Panel II  Disease Surveillance: Conventional and Emerging Approaches

  • Jon Epstein, Associate Vice President, EcoHealth Alliance; Executive Director, Consortium for Conservation Medicine  
  • Satchit Balsari, Fellow, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Caroline Buckee, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Assistant Director, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD)
  • Nancy Messonier, Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Moderator: Larry Madoff, Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Director of Emerging Disease Surveillance & Editor, ProMED-Mail; Director, Division of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

12:45pm – 2:00pm  Lunch with Guest Speaker

  • Ron Klain, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Revolution LLC; Ebola response coordinator during the Obama Administration (also known as the Ebola Czar)

2:00pm – 3:15pm – Panel III – Working Together: Public-Private Partnerships

  • Michael Ryan, Deputy Director, WHO Emergency Response Programme
  • Gerard Meuchner, Chief Global Communications Officer and Vice President, Henry Schein
  • Margaret Farley, Executive Vice President of Global Crisis and Risk, Edelman
  • Tobias Meier, Key Account Manager, Vice President, Global Partnerships, Swiss Re

Moderator: Ryan Morhard, Project Lead, Global Health and Healthcare Industries, World Economic Forum

3:15pm  3:45pm – End of Day Remarks

  • Sabrina Sholts, Curator  in Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History; Director, Smithsonian Institution Bio-Imaging Research 

3:45pm – 4:00pm  Closing Remarks

  • Ashish Jha, Senior Associate Dean, Research Translation and Global Strategy & K.T. Li Professor of Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director, Harvard Global Health Institute
  • Carmel Shachar, Executive Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School

Followed by a viewing of the Outbreak Exhibition

Details

Date:
September 28
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Event Tags:
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Website:
https://globalhealth.harvard.edu/outbreakweek-sept28

Venue

Milstein East (2036)
Wasserstein Hall, HLS, 1585 Massachusetts Ave,
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Phone:
6174926811

Organizer

Harvard Global Health Institute
Email:
globalhealth@harvard.edu
Website:
https://globalhealth.harvard.edu/