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September 28, 2018 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Conferences
2018-2019
Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East (2036)
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

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Description

Led by the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI), Outbreak Week is a University-wide effort to commemorate the 1918 influenza pandemic that killed more than 50 million people around the globe.

As the capstone of Outbreak Week, this full-day conference will bring feature a keynote address by Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and a special session with Ron Klain, the Ebola response coordinator for the Obama Administration. Panel sessions featuring experts from government, academia, research, and industry will discuss mitigating risks, disease surveillance, and public-private partnerships.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and registration is required. Register now!

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Agenda

8:30 - 9:00am, Registration

A continental breakfast will be available. Conference participants are encouraged to join us for this networking opportunity!

9:00 - 9:15am, Welcome Remarks

  • Ashish K. Jha, K.T. Li Professor of Global Health, Harvard University; Senior Associate Dean for Research Translation and Global Strategy, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health; and Director, Harvard Global Health Institute

  • Carmel Shachar, Executive Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, Harvard Law School

9:15 - 10:00am, Keynote Address

  • Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

10:00 - 11:15am, Panel 1: Understanding and Mitigating Risks

  • Recorded Remarks by Lawrence H. Summers, President Emeritus and Charles W. Eliot Professor, Harvard University

  • Mosoka P. Fallah, Deputy Director General for Technical Services, National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL)

  • Michael T. Osterholm, Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP); Regents Professor; McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health; Distinguished Teaching Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health; professor, Technological Leadership Institute, College of Science and Engineering; and adjunct professor, Medical School at the University of Minnesota, and Science Envoy for Health Security, U. S. Department of State

  • Dennis Carroll, Director, Global Health and Security Unit, U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Moderator: Ashish K. Jha, K.T. Li Professor of Global Health, Harvard University; Senior Associate Dean for Research Translation and Global Strategy, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health; and Director, Harvard Global Health Institute

11:15 - 11:30am, Break

11:30am - 12:45pm, Panel 2: Disease Surveillance: Conventional and Emerging Approaches

  • Jonathan Epstein, Vice President for Science and Outreach, EcoHealth Alliance

  • Satchit Balsari, Fellow, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health; faculty, emergency medicine, Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

  • Caroline Buckee, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Assistant Director, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD), Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

  • Nancy Messonier, Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

  • Moderator: Lawrence C. Madoff, Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Editor, ProMed-Mail; Director, Division of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

12:45 - 1:00pm, Break to Pick Up Lunch

Lunch will be provided.

1:00 - 2:00pm, Lunch Session

  • Ron Klain, Ebola response coordinator, Obama Administration

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

  • Michael Ryan, Assistant Director General, Emergency Preparedness and Response Programme, WHO

  • Gerard Meuchner, Chief Global Communications Officer, Henry Schein 

  • Margaret Farley, Executive Vice President, Global Crisis and Risk, Edelman

  • Tobias Meier, Key Account Manager and Vice President of Global Partnerships, Swiss Re

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

3:15 - 3:30pm, Break

3:30 - 3:50pm, Remarks

  • Sabrina Sholts, research anthropologist and curator, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and Curator of the Outbreak Exhibit

3:50 - 4:00pm Closing Remarks

  • Ashish K. Jha, K.T. Li Professor of Global Health, Harvard University; Senior Associate Dean for Research Translation and Global Strategy, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health; and Director, Harvard Global Health Institute

  • Carmel Shachar, Executive Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, Harvard Law School

Organized by the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI), in partnership with the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School; the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health; the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School; the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Common Spaces | the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center at Harvard University; the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture; the Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library of Medicine; and the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute at Harvard University.

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