Emory hosts public health symposium on lessons learned from Ebola

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Oct. 10, 2017

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Melva Robertson
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Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), and the Association of Schools and Programs for Public Health (ASPPH) are co-hosting a free global health symposium titled, Learning from Ebola and the Future U.S. Role in Global Health.

The symposium will be held Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Rollins School of Public Health Claudia Nance Rollins Building in the Lawrence P and Ann Estes Room, 8th Floor – 1518 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Symposium topics will include an in-depth discussion of two important 2017 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine reports.

The first panel, on the Ebola report, will include a review of provider experiences in the Atlanta region during the 2014 Ebola outbreak. The second panel, on the global health report, will include an exploration of the current state of U.S. investments in global health and implications for the future.

Co-sponsoring principals are James W. Curran, MD, dean of the Rollins School of Public Health, Victor Dzau, MD (NAM), and Laura Magaña, PhD (ASPPH). The trio will moderate and invite participants to engage with each other and the speakers.

Speakers include:

  • Gerald Keusch, MD, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Inger Damon, MD, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Bruce Ribner, MD, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Michael Merson, MD, Duke University
  • Dionisio Herrera-Guibert, MD, TEPHINET, The Task Force for Global Health
  • Anne Schuchat, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Carlos del Rio, MD, Rollins School of Public Health and Emory University School of Medicine

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