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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Infectious Disease Conference

Preparing for the Inevitable: 
Bioterriosm and Emerging Infectious Diseases

 June 9th, 2005
8:30 AM-12:30 PM

Member Room, Jefferson  Building

Library of Congress

Washington, DC

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.    Continental Breakfast


9:00 – 9:45 a.m.  Session I - Unfinished Business: Facing the Dual Threat of Bioterrorism and Emerging Infectious Disease Senator Lieberman and Representative Cox

9:45-10:00 a.m.  Coffee Break

10:00 -11:45 a.m  Session II Countermeasures and Responses to Bioterror and Emerging Infectious Diseases: Realistic Assessment of National Preparedness and Next Steps

Assessment of Preparedness, Realistic Scenarios: Attack, Outbreak, Response, Quarantine and Isolation, Hard Choices. Randall Murch,  Associate Director for Research Program Development, Virginia Tech

Expert Panel Discussion: Preparedness and Response: Where are we? Where do we need to go? How do we get there? Moderator: Tara O’Toole, MD, MPH, President and CEO, Center for Biosecurity,University of Pittsburgh

Panel: George Poste, D.V.M., Ph.D., Director, Arizona Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University; Richard Falkenrath, PhD, Visiting Fellow, Brooking Institution; former Deputy Homeland Security Advisor and Deputy Assistant to the President; Michael McDonald, Dr..P..H., President, Global Health Initiatives; Elin A. Gursky, Sc.D., Principal Deputy for Biodefense, National Strategies Support Directorate

ANSER; James G. Hodge, Jr., J.D., LL.M., Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and  Executive Director, Center for Law and the Public’s Health;  Randall Murch, Associate Director for Research Program Development, Virginia Tech

11:45 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Session IIIPreparing for the Inevitable: a New Paradigm
                         for Security and Health
Senator Barr and Senator Clinton

Summary and Conclusions: Ambassador Cynthia P. Schneider  PhD., Pfizer Medical Humanities Scholar in Residence, Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy, Public Policy Institute and  School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

12:30 p.m.  Adjourn

RSVP by June 6th

Co-Sponsors:  Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University
Center for Law & The Public's Health at
Georgetown and Johns Hopkins University
Virginia Tech, Office of the National Capital Region
Center for Biosecurity, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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