Northwestern University

Sep
10
Wed 12:00 PM

FSM Global Health Day Ebola Panel

When: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, Baldwin Auditorium, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Sarah El Neweihi   312.503.8836

Group: Center for Global Health

Category: Academic

Description:

Please join us for a presentation and panel discussion on the Ebola outbreak that has been affecting Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, and most recently, Nigeria. This presentation will be sponsored by the Center for Global Health and will be part of FSM’s Global Health Day. See the full agenda here.

Our panelists will discuss the virology, transmission, epidemiology, and prevention of the disease, the current state of the outbreak, as well as how emergency departments and field staff collect data and prepare. We will also discuss the ethical considerations of the outbreak and efforts to contain it, including the selective use of the experimental and untested ZMapp drug on two American physicians infected in W. Africa. Our panelists will be:

• Chad Achenbach, Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, FSM
• Jennifer Chan, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, FSM
• Juliet Sorensen, Clinical Associate Professor, Northwestern Law
• Mike Schmidt, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, FSM

Dr. Robert Murphy, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Global Health, will moderate.

When: Wednesday, September 10th, 12-1PM
Where: Lurie, 303 E. Superior, Baldwin Auditorium

We are no longer accepting RSVPs as we have received far more than the capacity of Baldwin Auditorium. So that everyone may join us, IPHAM’s IT team will Livestream the event online. You may access the Livestream feed tomorrow at noon using this link (no password required)

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