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Texas A&M, Scowcroft Institute To Host 3rd Annual Pandemic & Biosecurity Forum

May 09, 2019

Texas A&M University 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.

The event, which coincides with the 100th anniversary of the 1918-19 influenza pandemic, will feature internationally renowned pandemic and international health security experts discussing the current Ebola crisis in Africa and measles outbreaks in the U.S. 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 October 2018 Pandemic Policy Summit, “Looking Back to Look Forward: Are We Prepared for the Next Pandemic” will be released at the forum.

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. Ann 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 of International Affairs, and Former USAID Administrator
  • Dr. Gerald Parker, Associate Dean, Texas A&M University, and Former HHS Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response

Read more and register for the event at!view/event/date/20190514/event_id/91750.