Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Health Security: Examining MERS and Polio

Event Details

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
ICC Auditorium

Please join us Wednesday, February 19, 2014 for a conference on global health security and the 2012-2013 emergence of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus and the re-emergence of polio in Syria. Dr. Fauci from NIAID/NIH will give the opening keynote on the spectrum of Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Panelists will be from across the Georgetown campus as well as the Middle East, the UK, and New England. This symposium is sponsored by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Medical Center (GUMC) and by the School of Foreign Service (SFS).

 

Featured Speakers

Dr. Carol Lancaster, Dean, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University,

Dr. Daniel Lucey, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Georgetown University Medical Center

Mr. John Monahan, Advisor for Global Health to President John DeGioia, Senior Fellow, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University

Dr. Iman Bambouk, World Health Organization, Syrian physician, Za’atari refugee camp, Jordan

The Honorable Paula Dobriansky, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs (2001–2009); Senior Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Dr. Lawrence Gostin, O’Neill Professor of National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Dr. Lawrence Kerr, Director of Medical Preparedness Policy, National Security Staff, The White House (invited)

Dr. Najwa Khuri-Bulos, Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Jordan University Hospital, Amman

Dr. John Lawrence, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), pediatric surgeon working in Syria

Dr. Larry Madoff, Editor of ProMED and Director of the Division of Epidemiology and Immunization, Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH)

Dr. Susan Martin, Director, Institute for the Study of International Migration, School of Foreign Service

Dr. Paul Spiegel, Deputy Director of the Division of Programme Support and Management United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Agenda  

8:00 - 8:30 am: Registration and continental breakfast

8:30 - 8:45 am: Welcome & Overview
Dr. Daniel Lucey, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) &
Acting Dean James Reardon-Anderson, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (SFS)
John Monahan, Advisor for Global Health to President John DeGioia, Senior Fellow, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University
.
8:45 - 9:15 am: Opening Keynote
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director NIAID, NIH. Introduction by Dr. Howard Federoff,
MD, Ph.D. Executive Dean, Georgetown University School of Medicine.

9:15 -10:45 am: PANEL ONE "Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS): From New Virus to Global Health Security"
Panel Moderator: Dr. Daniel Lucey, Co-director, M.S., Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases, GUMC Department of Microbiology and Immunology, GUMC

    • Lawrence Gostin, O’Neill Professor of National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University Law Center
    • Dr. Najwa Khuri-Bulos, Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Jordan University Hospital, Amman, Jordan
    • Dr. Larry Madoff, Editor of ProMED and Director of the Division of Epidemiology and Immunization, Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH)
    • Dr. Lawrence Kerr, Director of Medical Preparedness Policy, National Security Staff, The White House (invited)
    • The Honorable Paula Dobriansky, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs (2001–
      2009); Senior Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

11:00 – 11:20 am: Break

11:30 - 1:00 pm:  PANEL TWO "Polio in Syria 2013: Global Health Security in Conflict Zones & Refugee Populations"
Panel Moderator: Dr. Susan Martin, Director, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (SFS)

    • Dr. Najwa Khuri-Bulos, Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Jordan University Hospital, Amman, Jordan
    • Dr. Iman Bambouk, World Health Organization, Syrian physician, Za’atari refugee camp, Jordan
    • Dr. John Lawrence, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), pediatric surgeon working in Syria
    • Dr. Paul Spiegel, Deputy Director of the Division of Programme Support and Management, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (invited)

1:00 pm: Closing: Dr. Daniel Lucey