Sept. 16: “Going Viral” — What does the future hold?

Science Writers in New York and Association of Health Care Journalists Present a Panel of Experts

  • Ebola-redIn West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, over 12,000 people were infected and 6,476 died. In the recent MERS outbreak in Asia, almost 3,000 people were quarantined and more than 10 died. What happens next time?
  • A vaccine against Ebola has been successfully tested in Africa. Will it be effective—or will the virus mutate and become an even bigger threat?
  • Sci-fi movies like “Contagion” and TV series such as “The Last Ship” portray viruses as virtually unstoppable without a miraculous “cure” or “vaccine.” Are these scenarios grounded in science?

A panel of experts will discuss these issues—and more. Come and learn!

Moderator/Speaker:
Stephen S. Morse, PhD, Director of USAID Early Warning Project, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Other Speakers Include:
Peter Palese, PhD
Professor and Chair, Microbiology
Professor, Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
The Threat of RNA Viruses: From Pandemic Influenza to Ebola

When:
Wednesday, September 16, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
5:30–6 p.m.: Registration, networking
Panel Discussion begins promptly at 6 p.m.

Where:
New York State Health Foundation
1385 Broadway (between 37 and 38 Streets), 7th floor

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Attendance is free.

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