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October 23, 2017

1:00 - 2:30PM
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The Effect of Shifting Global Health & Climate Change Policies on Malaria Eradication

Location: Snyder Auditorium, Kresge G1, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

As global health and climate change priorities shift within the US government — from withdrawing from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement to severe decreases in global health funding — what is the impact on major public health threats like malaria?

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Join us for a discussion about the future of disease control and eradication in the context of political instability and climate change.

Moderator

  • Aaron Bernstein, MD, MPH, Associate Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Hospitalist, Division of General Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital

Panelists:

  • Marcia Castro, PhD, Associate Professor of Demography, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Alan Court, Senior Advisor to the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Health in Agenda 2030 and for Malaria
  • Elfatih Eltahir, PhD, Breen M. Kerr Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Associate Department Head, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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October 24, 2017

12:00 - 1:30PM
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Looking Back, Moving Forward: The Evolution of Malaria

Location: Snyder Auditorium, Kresge G1, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Join us for a reflective look back on the history of neglected tropical diseases, and a future-oriented discussion of academia's role in setting the R&D agenda for malaria eradication by leading experts in the fields of global health delivery, medicine, health policy, and malaria research and development.

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Opening Remarks

  • Allan M. Brandt, PhD, Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University

Moderator:

  • Regina Rabinovich, MD, MPH, ExxonMobil Malaria Scholar in Residence at Harvard University and Chair of the malERA Refresh at the Malaria Education Scientific Alliance

Speakers:

  • Jesse Bump, PhD, Lecturer on Global Health Policy in the Department of Global Health and Population, Executive Director of the Takemi Program in International Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Joseph Cook, MD, MPH, Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Conrad Keating, Writer in Residence, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford University
  • Irene Koek, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Global Health Bureau USAID, President’s Malaria Initiative
  • Daniel Neafsey, PhD, Assistant Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Dyann Wirth, PhD, Richard Pearson Strong Professor and Chair of the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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October 26, 2017

1:00 - 4:00PM
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The New Era of Epidemics: Surveillance, Response, Impacts, and Challenges

Location: Bray Room, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center

In the new era of epidemics, emergent infectious disease challenges are often superimposed on a background of other global health problems and scarce health care services.
A panel of global health experts will explore lessons learned from recent emergent infectious diseases and discuss ways to prepare for the next public health crisis.

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Moderator:

  • Marc Lipsitch, DPhil, Professor of Epidemiology, Director, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Speakers:

  • Marcia Castro, PhD, Associate Professor of Demography, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Celina M. Turchi Martelli, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases and Researcher, Institute Aggeu Magalhães, FIOCRUZ
  • C. Jessica Metcalf, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ecology, Evolutionary Biology & Public Affairs, Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University 
  • Anne Rimoin, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
  • Pardis Sabeti, MD, PhD, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Member, Broad Institute, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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June 24-29, 2018

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Science of Eradication: Malaria leadership development course

Location: Harvard Business School, Boston, MA, USA

The Science of Eradication: Malaria leadership development course provides individuals with diverse backgrounds and broad experiences with a multidisciplinary perspective on malaria disease eradication.

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The intensive weeklong foundational leadership development course is convened annually in collaboration by Harvard University, the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute.

For more information, visit the course website.

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