Going Viral: Keeping Communities Healthy Through Public Health Emergency Preparedness

June 11, 2014
Washington, DC

America is becoming increasingly interconnected – physically, economically, digitally – and with that greater connection comes both increased vulnerabilities to public health hazards and increased opportunities for coordination in response. The Atlantic convened global health leaders for a program that explores how government officials can partner with business and community leaders to prepare for and respond to national health threats.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

National Press Club
529 14th Street, N.W., 13th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20045

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Atlantic Live

Speakers

  • Steve Clemons
    Steve Clemons Washington Editor at Large The Atlantic
  • Andrew Garrett
    Andrew Garrett Director, National Disaster Medical System, Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Irwin Redlener
    Irwin Redlener Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Earth Institute; Professor of Health Policy & Management and Professor of Pediatrics Columbia University
  • Robin Robinson
    Robin Robinson Director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Eric Toner
    Eric Toner Senior Associate UPMC Center for Health Security

Agenda

8:00 am Guest Arrival and Registration

8:30 am Welcome Remarks

  • Emily Akhtarzandi, Managing Director, The Atlantic
  • William Schuyler, Vice President for Government Relations, GSK

8:35 am Interview

  • Irwin Redlener, Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Earth Institute; Professor of Health Policy & Management and Professor of Pediatrics, Columbia University
  • Moderated by: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic

9:00 am Panel Discussion

  • Andrew Garrett, Director, National Disaster Medical System, Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Irwin Redlener, Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Earth Institute; Professor of Health Policy & Management and Professor of Pediatrics, Columbia University
  • Robin Robinson, Director, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Eric Toner, Senior Associate, UPMC Center for Health Security
  • Moderated by: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic

10:00 am Guest Departure

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