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Pandemic Preparedness: Policy and Practice in the 21st Century

May 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Organized by Center for Strategic and International Studies, Mérieux Foundation USA, DAI, & Preparedness and Response (One Health in Action)

May 17
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
2nd Floor Conference Center
Center for Strategic & International Studies
Washington, DC


(This event will be webcast live)

Join the CSIS Global Health Policy Center for a symposium addressing how U.S. and international policies aim to reduce the risk of a 21st century equivalent of the Influenza pandemic of 1918.  This event will examine how these policies translate into practice in high-risk countries through collaboration between human and animal health professionals and institutions. An hour-long reception will follow.

Opening Remarks: J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director, CSIS Global Health Policy Center

Keynote Presentation: Luciana Borio, Director, Medical & Biodefense Preparedness Policy, National Security Council

Panel Discussion – Policy in Practice
1) David Heymann, Head and Senior Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House
2) Andrew Kitua, Regional Director, Africa, USAID Preparedness & Response project
3) Amadou Sall, Professor and Director, Institut Pasteur, Dakar, Senegal

Moderated by Beth Cameron, Vice President, Global Biological Policy, Programs, Nuclear Threat Initiative

Closing Presentation:  Sabrina Sholts, Curator, “Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World”Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

This event is taking place on the eve of the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s new exhibition, “Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World”.  The symposium is part of the newly launched CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security. 


May 17, 2018
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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