Vaccines for Outbreaks in the Modern World

September 27, 2018 | 4:00pm – 7:00pm

4:00pm – 4:10pm – Welcoming remarks

  • Carmel ShacharPetrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School
  • Ashish K. JhaDean for Global Strategy and K.T. Li Professor of Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director, Harvard Global Health Institute

4:10pm 4:25pm – Opening keynote

  • Michael Ryan, Assistant Director General, Emergency Preparedness and Response Programme, WHO

4:25pm – 5:25pm – Panel I – Case Study on the Ebola Vaccine

  • Lydia OgdenAssociate Vice President Global Enterprise Policy, Merck Pharmaceuticals; Affiliate Faculty, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University
  • Marc Lipsitch, Director of Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics and Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 
  • John MonahanAdvisor to the President for Global Health, Senior Fellow at the McCourt School of Public Policy, and Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University
  • Michael T. OsterholmDirector, 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 and Engineering; Adjunct Professor of Medicine

Moderator: Helen BranswellSenior Writer for Infectious Diseases & Public Health, STAT

5:25 – 5:35pm – Break 

5:35pm – 5:50pm – Mid-session Keynote

  • Nicole LurieDeputy Director, CEPI (Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation), formerly Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), US Department of Health and Human Services

5:50pm – 6:50pm – Panel II – Overcoming Vaccine Rumors and Disinformation

  • Heidi Larson, Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Director, The Vaccine Confidence Project (VCP)
  • Nancy Messonnier, Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
  • Ross Silverman, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Gillian SteelFisherSenior Research Scientist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Deputy Director, Harvard Opinion Research Program (HORP); Director, Global Polling Unit
  • Marian Wentworth, President and CEO, Management Sciences for Health

Moderator: Jonathan Quick, Senior Fellow Emeritus, former President and CEO, Management Sciences for Health; Instructor of Medicine, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Health, Boston University School of Public Health; Author of The End of Epidemics (2018)

6:50pm – 7:00pm – Closing Remarks

  • Ashish K. JhaDean for Global Strategy & K.T. Li Professor of Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director, Harvard Global Health Institute

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