Sept 28 | Flagship Event

Preventing Epidemics in a Connected World
Friday, September 28th, 2018 | 8.30am – 4:00pm

Milstein East (2036), Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA

8:30am – 9:00am  Networking Breakfast

9:00am – 9:15am – Welcoming Remarks

  • Carmel Shachar, Executive Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School
  • Ashish K. Jha, Dean for Global Strategy & K.T. Li Professor of Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director, Harvard Global Health Institute

9:15am – 10:00am  Keynote Address

  • Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,National Institutes of Health 

10:00am – 11:15am  Panel I  Understanding and Mitigating Risks

Opening video remarks by Larry Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; President Emeritus, Harvard University

  • Mike T. Osterholm, Osterholm, Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) all at the University of Minnesota; Regents Professor; McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health; Distinguished Teaching Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health;
    Professor, Technological Leadership Institute, College of Science & Engineering; Adjunct Professor of Medicine
  • Dennis CarrollDirector of the US Agency for International Development's (USAID) Global Health Security and Development Unit
  • Hillary Carter, Director for Countering Biological Threats, National Security Council
  • Mosoka Fallah, Deputy Director General/Technical Services, National Public Health Institute of Liberia 

Moderator: Ashish K. Jha

11:15am  11:30am  Break 

11:30am – 12:45pm – Panel II  Disease Surveillance: Conventional and Emerging Approaches

  • Nancy Messonier, Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Jon Epstein, Vice President for Science and Outreach, EcoHealth Alliance; Executive Director, Consortium for Conservation Medicine  
  • Satchit Balsari, Fellow, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Faculty, Harvard Medical School, Emergency Medicine Department and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 
  • Caroline Buckee, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Assistant Director, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD)

Moderator: Larry Madoff, Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Director of Emerging Disease Surveillance & Editor, ProMED-Mail; Director, Division of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

12:45pm – 2:00pm  Lunch with Guest Speaker

  • Ron Klain, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Revolution LLC; Ebola response coordinator during the Obama Administration (also known as the Ebola Czar)

2:00pm – 3:15pm – Panel III – Working Together: Public-Private Partnerships

  • Michael Ryan, Assistant Director General, Emergency Preparedness and Response Programme, WHO
  • Gerard Meuchner, Chief Global Communications Officer and Vice President, Henry Schein
  • Margaret Farley, Executive Vice President of Global Crisis and Risk, Edelman
  • Tobias Meier, Key Account Manager, Vice President, Global Partnerships, Swiss Re

Moderator: Ryan Morhard, Project Lead, Global Health and Healthcare Industries, World Economic Forum

3:15pm  3:30pm – Coffee Break

3:30pm – 3:50pm – History of the Smithsonian Institution 2018 Exhibit "Outbreak"

  • Sabrina Sholts, Curator  in Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History; Director, Smithsonian Institution Bio-Imaging Research 

3:45pm – 4:00pm  Closing Remarks 

  • Carmel Shachar, Executive Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School
  • Ashish K. Jha, Dean for Global Strategy & K.T. Li Professor of Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director, Harvard Global Health Institute

4:00pm – 5:00opm – Outbreak Exhibition viewing

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