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Livestream Event: The Ebola Crisis: What it Means for West Africa and the World

October 27, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP), in collaboration with the Earth Institute, will bring together experts and stakeholders for the conference, “The Ebola Crisis: What it Means for West Africa and the World.” This conference will feature Dr. Richard Besser, MD, former Acting Director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Chernor Bah, MA, Sierra Leonean Peace Activist and Chair, Youth Advocacy Group, UN Global First Initiative, among others. This multi-disciplinary dialogue will focus on how best to curb the epidemic, understand its impacts—particularly in terms of bioethical and sustainability implications—and mitigate future high-fatality events. In addition to the livestream event, follow #ebolacrisis14 for live tweets. View the livestream at http://bit.ly/ebolaconference2014.

Hosted By:

Jeffrey D. Sachs, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Irwin Redlener, MD, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Moderated By:

David Abramson, PhD MPH, Deputy Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness

Jeff Schlegelmilch, MPH MBA, Managing Director for Strategic Planning and Operations, National Center for Disaster Preparedness

Featuring:

Chernor Bah, MA, Sierra Leonean Peace Activist and Chair, Youth Advocacy Group, UN Global Education First Initiative | @Cee_Bah

Richard Besser, MD, ABC News Chief Medical Editor; former Acting Director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | @DrRichardBesser

Ranu Dhillon, MD, Senior Health Advisor, Earth Institute and Adjunct Assistant Professor, SIPA; Columbia University | @RanuDhillon

Robert Kanter, MD, Adjunct Senior Research Scientist; Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine; Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Robert Klitzman, MD, Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Masters of Bioethics Program; Director, Ethics, Policy and Human Rights Core, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, Columbia University | @RobertKlitzman

Anne Liu, MPH – Program Manager, Health Systems Development, Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University

Stephen Morse, PhD, Director, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Certificate program, Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University Medical Center | @drSteveMorse

Jay Varma, MD, Deputy Commissioner for Disease Control, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and former Medical Epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | @DrJayVarma

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October 27, 2014
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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