Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus Faculty House Presidential Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Tamara Plummer by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Hosts: Jeffrey D. Sachs, The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Irwin Redlener, MD, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, The Earth Institute, Columbia University Featuring: Richard Besser, MD, ABC News Chief Medical Editor; former Acting Director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Ranu Dhillon, MDSenior Health Advisor, Earth Institute and Adjunct Assistant Professor, School for International and Public Affairs; Columbia University; Anne Liu, MPH Associate Director, Health Systems, Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University; Robert Kanter, MD, Adjunct Senior Research Scientist; Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine; Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Robert Klitzman, MD, Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Masters of Bioethics Program; Director, Ethics, Policy and Human Rights Core, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, Columbia University Stephen Morse, PhD, Director, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Certificate program, Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University Medical Center Jay Varma, MD, Deputy Commissioner for Disease Control, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and former Medical Epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Ebola crisis is growing, requiring a massive emergency response. The National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP), in collaboration with the Earth Institute, will bring together experts and stakeholders for a timely and educational conference on the outbreak. Multi-disciplinary dialogue will focus on how best to curb the epidemic, understand its impactsparticularly in terms of bioethical and sustainability implicationsand mitigate future high-fatality events.
1:10-1:40 Welcome and Opening Remarks
1:40-2:10 Covering an Epidemic What Were Learning from Ebola and What Journalists Need to Know
2:10-3:30 Panel 1: Ebola Fundamentals: What are the Major Challenges?
Moderator: Jeff Schlegelmilch, MPH, MBA - Managing Director for Strategic Planning and Operations, National Center for Disaster Preparedness
3:45-4:45 Panel 2: Is Science Keeping Up with the Demands of Ebola and Challenges to Come?
Moderator: David Abramson, PhD, MPH - Deputy Director and Director of Research, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Earth Institute, Columbia University; Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Medical Center
4:45-5:00 Closing Remarks
Jeffrey Sachs and Irwin Redlener, MD
Sponsors: Earth Institute