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Georgetown hosts conference focused on Ebola, global health planning and security

Georgetown University Medical Center


A morning symposium to examine the long-term impact of Ebola on global health planning and security. Two panels will explore the "one health" notion of animal-human disease transmission and the global health security agenda. Keynote address to be delivered by Dr. Elizabeth Cameron, National Security Council staff (invited). The World Bank Group's Dr. Priya Basu will discuss the creation of a "Pandemic Emergency Facility."


    -Dr. Elizabeth Cameron, National Security Council staff (invited)

    -Lawrence C. Madoff, MD, Editor, ProMED-mail, International Society for Infectious Disease

    -Priya Basu, D.Phil, M. Phil, Manager, Development Finance, The World Bank Group

    -Kristofer M. Helgen, PhD, Curator in Charge (mammals), Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

    -Anna J. Phillips, PhD, Research Zoologist, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

    -Sabrina Sholts, PhD, Curator (Physical Anthropology), Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

    -Dennis Carroll, MD, Director, Pandemic Influenza and Other Emerging Threats Unit, USAID

    -Jonathan Epstein, DVM, MPH, Associate Vice President of Conservation Medicine at EcoHealth Alliance

    -John Kraemer, JD, MPH, Department of Health Systems Administration, Georgetown University

    -Daniel Lucey, MD, MPH, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Georgetown University (moderator)


The Georgetown University Leavey Conference Center
3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20057
(Parking at own expense in Leavey Center garage)


Wednesday, March 25, 2015; 8:30 am to12:30 pm
(light breakfast 7:30 to 8:15 am)

Funded by Georgetown University Medical Center Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Media RSVP: Karen Teber,


About Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University Medical Center is an internationally recognized academic medical center with a three-part mission of research, teaching and patient care (through MedStar Health). GUMC's mission is carried out with a strong emphasis on public service and a dedication to the Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis -- or "care of the whole person." The Medical Center includes the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing & Health Studies, both nationally ranked; Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute; and the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization (BGRO), which accounts for the majority of externally funded research at GUMC including a Clinical Translation and Science Award from the National Institutes of Health.

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