Preventing Epidemics in a Connected World

September 28, 2018 | 8:30am – 4:00pm

8:30am – 9:00am – Networking breakfast

9:00am – 9:15am – Welcoming remarks

  • Carmel ShacharPetrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School
  • Ashish K. JhaDean for Global Strategy and K.T. Li Professor of Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director, Harvard Global Health Institute

9:15am 10:00am – Keynote address

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

10:00am – 11:15am – Panel I – Understanding and Mitigating Risks 4

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

  • Mike T. OsterholmDirector, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) all at the University of Minnesota; 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 & Engineering; Adjunct Professor of Medicine
  • Dennis CarrollDirector of the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Global Health Security and Development Unit
  • Hillary Carter, Director for Countering Biological Threats, National Security Council
  • Mosoka FallahDeputy Director General/Technical Services, National Public Health Institute of Liberia 

Moderator: Ashish K. Jha

11:15am – 11:30am – Break 

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

  • Nancy MessonierDirector, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Jon EpsteinVice President for Science and Outreach, EcoHealth Alliance; Executive Director, Consortium for Conservation Medicine  
  • Satchit BalsariFellow, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Faculty, Harvard Medical School, Emergency Medicine Department and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 
  • Caroline BuckeeAssociate Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Assistant Director, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD)

ModeratorLarry MadoffProfessor 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 KlainExecutive 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 RyanAssistant Director General, Emergency Preparedness and Response Programme, WHO
  • Gerard MeuchnerChief Global Communications Officer and Vice President, Henry Schein
  • Margaret FarleyExecutive Vice President of Global Crisis and Risk, Edelman
  • Tobias Meier, Key Account Manager, Vice President, Global Partnerships, Swiss Re

ModeratorRyan MorhardProject Lead, Global Health and Healthcare Industries, World Economic Forum

3:15pm – 3:30pm – Coffee break

3:30pm – 3:50pm – History of the Smithsonian Institution 2018 Exhibit “Outbreak”

  • 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

  • Carmel ShacharPetrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School
  • Ashish K. JhaDean for Global Strategy and K.T. Li Professor of Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director, Harvard Global Health Institute

4:00pm– 5:00pm – Outbreak exhibition viewing

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