Texas A&M and Scowcroft Institute to Host 3rd Annual Pandemic & Biosecurity Forum at NPC

This event will include keynote remarks from U.S. Sen. Richard Burr and ADM Brett Giroir, Assistant Secretary for Health, HHS and featuring remarks from international pandemic experts and release of new Scowcroft Institute White Paper with policy recommendations for addressing the Ebola, Measles and next pandemic.

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas A&M and the George H.W. Bush School of Government & Public Service's Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs will hold its 3rd Annual Pandemic & Biosecurity Forum at the National Press Club (529 14th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20045) on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 12-5 p.m.

Media registration: tx.ag/Pandemic3

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the 1918-19 U.S. influenza pandemic, this event features internationally renowned pandemic and international health security experts discussing the current Ebola crisis in Africa and U.S. measles outbreaks identifying specific policy changes and reforms necessary to improve overall national and international pandemic and biosecurity response strategies.

A Scowcroft Institute white paper, formulated from discussions at the Pandemic Policy Summit (October 2018) will be released entitled: "Community Resilience, Centralized Leadership & Multi-Sectoral Collaboration in Pandemic Preparedness and Response."

Expert speakers & panelists include:

  • U.S. Senator Richard Burr, (R-NC), Chairman, Senate Select Intelligence Committee
  • ADM Brett Giroir, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Representative Bill Flores (TX-17), Member, House Energy and Commerce Committee
  • U.S. Representative Michael C. Burgess, MD (TX-26), Ranking Member, House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health
  • Hon. Jim Greenwood, President and CEO, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
  • Ron Klain, White House Ebola Response Coordinator (2014-2015)
  • Steve Davis, CEO, PATH
  • Dr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Dr. Oyewale Tomori, Professor of Virology and former Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Ambassador William Garvelink, International Medical Corps
  • Dr. Daniel Salmon, Director of the Institute of Vaccine Safety, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Rick Santos, Senior Advisor, IMA World Health
  • Dr. Maurizio Barbeschi, Health Security Interface, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Dr. David Brett-Majors, Sanford Chair in Tropical Medicine, Uniformed Services University
  • Andrew Natsios, Director, Scowcroft Institute and Former USAID Administrator
  • Dr. Gerald Parker, Associate Dean, Texas A&M University, and Former HHS Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response

Media contacts: Jeffrey Grieco, Event Chair, 703-966-7154 or jeffreygrieco@aol.com or Sam Peshek, sam.peshek@tamu.edu

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