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Congressional Seminar Series

Congressional Seminar on the Ebola Outbreak:

What’s Needed to End This Crisis?

On Wednesday, September 24, 2014, Dr. Tom Inglesby, Director, UPMC Center for Health Security, led a panel discussion to update members of Congress on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Panelists were  Dr. Tom Frieden, Director, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Mr. Jeremy Konyndyk, Director, USAID's office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance; Dr.  Joseph Fair, Special Advisor to the Minister of Health of Sierra Leone, Advisor at Fondation Mérieux, USA; and Mr. Andrew Weber, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs. They also discussed actions international organizations could take to curb the outbreak. (Watch Video on C-SPAN2)

 

Hosted by:

Senator Chris Coons, Chair, Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs

Senator Jeff Flake, Ranking Member, Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs

UPMC Center for Health Security

 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Capitol Visitors Center, Room SVC201-00 

12:00pm - 1:30pm  

 

The United States and many other nations and international organizations are helping to respond to the unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Panelists will discuss: What are the latest updates on the ground? What have we learned so far? Are governments, WHO, and NGOs doing all that is needed to help stop the outbreak? What types of infrastructure vulnerabilities contributed to the current Ebola outbreak? What, if anything, should we be doing differently now or in the future to assist West Africa and other regions in containing future epidemics? 

 

AGENDA

12:00pm Opening Remarks

Dr. Tom Inglesby, Director, UPMC Center for Health Security

12:15pm Panelist Comments and Discussion

Mr. Jeremy Konyndyk, Director, USAID’s Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance

Dr. Tom Frieden, Director, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Joseph Fair, Special Advisor to the Minister of Health, Sierra Leone, Advisor at Fondation Mérieux, USA 

Mr. Andrew Weber, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs

1:00pm Question & Answer Session