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Breakfast Side-Event: Ebola, Pandemics, and Biological Weapons

May 22 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Organized by the Nuclear Threat Initiative, the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, the Georgetown University Center for Global Health Science and Security, and the Future of Humanity Institute

Breakfast Side-Event: Ebola, Pandemics, and Biological Weapons

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

InterContinental Hotel
Ballroom B-C
Geneva

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Please join Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Dr. Chris Elias, Dr. Sylvie Briand, Dr. Tim Evans, Dr. Beth Cameron, and Dr. Nancy Connell for:

A facilitated high-level panel discussion focused on preventing high-consequence and globally catastrophic biological risks of the future.

Against a backdrop of an increasingly interconnected yet unstable and disordered world, the risk of a pandemic event with catastrophic consequences is increasing. This side event will consider three specific scenarios that demonstrate the increasing risk of a high-consequence biological event:

  • Regional instability fueling a disease outbreak, as with the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo;
  • Gaps in international architecture and response capacity, particularly for deliberate biological events; and
  • Advances in technology that could significantly facilitate the development and use of a high-consequence biological weapon.
  • Speakers will discuss each scenario and provide their national, regional, and global perspectives, as well as recommendations for ways to prevent and deter catastrophic biological risks of the future.

For questions, please contact Dr. Beth Cameron, Vice President for Biological Policy and Programs (+1 (202) 296-4810;cameron@nti.org).

 

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Details

Date:
May 22
Time:
7:30 am - 9:00 am
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Organizers

Nuclear Threat Initiative
Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health Security
Georgetown University Center for Global Health Science and Security
Future of Humanity Institute

Venue

Hotel InterContinental Geneve