1. Pandemic! Contagious Crises from AIDS to Zika

    March 8, 2017

    The Center for the History of Medicine, with co-sponsorship from the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation and the U-M School of Public Health, and with support from the Michigan Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases and the U-M Office of the Bicentennial, is pleased to announce our upcoming conference, “Pandemic! Contagious Crises from AIDS to Zika.”

    The conference will feature keynote lectures by Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease at the National Institutes of Health, and Dr. Paul Farmer of Harvard Medical School and co-founder of Partners in Health.  There will also be a panel discussion of prominent federal, state, and local public health leaders and journalists moderated by CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta.  Opening remarks to be made by Dr. Mark Schlissel, President of the University of Michigan.

    This one-day event will take place from 1:00 pm – 5:45 pm on Friday, April 7, 2017 in the Kahn Auditorium of the Alfred A. Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building on the campus of the University of Michigan [map].  A light reception will follow.  The event is free and open to the public.  No registration is required.

    If you cannot attend, the event will be live-streamed at http://michmed.org/QyVW

    Agenda [conference program]

    1:00 – 1:15 pm         Introduction by Dr. Howard Markel, Director, U-M Center for the History of Medicine, and welcoming remarks by University President Dr. Mark Schlissel

    1:15 – 1:20 pm         Introduction of keynote speaker by Dr. Howard Markel, Director, U-M Center for the History of Medicine

    1:20 – 2:35 pm         The 16th Annual Horace W. Davenport Lecture: “Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases: From AIDS to Zika,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of NIAID, National Institutes of Health

    2:35 – 2:45 pm         Break

    2:45 – 2:50 pm         Introduction of panel discussion by Dr. Matthew Boulton, U-M School of Public Health

    2:50 – 4:10 pm         Panel discussion: The Federal, State, Local, and Media Roles in Pandemic Preparedness and Pandemic Response.  Moderator: Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN.  Panelists: Dr. Martin Cetron, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, former Director of the Detroit Health Department; Mr. Donald McNeil, New York Times; Dr. Eden Wells, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

    4:10 – 4:25 pm         Break

    4:25 – 4:30 pm         Introduction of keynote speaker by Dr. John Ayanian, Director, U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation

    4:30 – 5:45 pm         The 21st Annual Robert Fekety Lecture: “Ebola and the Inversion of the Social Contract,” Dr. Paul Farmer, Harvard University and Partners in Health

    5:45 – 6:30 pm         Reception