Agenda for Meeting 20: Feb. 5-6, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel
1001 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Thursday, February 5

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

Amy Gutmann, Ph.D.
Commission Chair   

James Wagner, Ph.D.
Commission Vice Chair

9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Session 1: Ethical Issues Associated with Research in the Context of a Public Health Emergency

Clement A. Adebamowo, B.M., Ch.B., F.W.A.C.S., F.A.C.S., Sc.D.   
Professor, Epidemiology and Public Health
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Institute of Human Virology, and Greenebaum Cancer Center
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Luciana Borio, M.D. 
Assistant Commissioner for Counterterrorism Policy
Director, Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Nancy Kass, Sc.D.  
Phoebe R. Berman Professor of Bioethics and Public Health
Department of Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Director for Public Health
Berman Institute of Bioethics

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Session 2: Public Health Perspectives on the Current Ebola Epidemic in Western Africa

Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D. 
Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics, Texas Children’s Hospital
President, Sabin Vaccine Institute

Helene D. Gayle, M.D., M.P.H.
President and CEO

William Foege, M.D., M.P.H.
Senior Fellow, Health Policy, Carter Center
Senior Fellow, Global Health Program, Gates Foundation
Emeritus Presidential Distinguished Professor of International Health
Emory University

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch Break

12:45 – 2:15 p.m. Session 3: How U.S. Public Attitudes and Policies Intended to Prevent Ebola in the United States Impact Affected Communities

Oretha Bestman-Yates
Staten Island Liberian Community Association

Chernor Bah, M.A.   
Youth Engagement Officer, A World at School
Chair, Youth Advocacy Group, Global Education First Initiative

Seema Yasmin, M.D.  
Professor of Public Health
University of Texas at Dallas
Staff Writer
Dallas Morning News

Kate Hurley, R.N., M.B.A., M.S.N. 
Clinical Nurse Manager, Intensive Care Unit
Providence St. Patrick Hospital

Patricia C. Henwood, M.D.
Director of Global Health Initiatives
Department of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor, Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Session 4: Historical, Sociological, and Legal Perspectives on U.S. Policies Intended to Prevent Ebola in the United States

Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D. 
George E. Wantz Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine
Founding Director, Center for the History of Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Professor of Psychiatry
Professor of Health Policy and Management
Professor of History
Professor of English Literature and Language
University of Michigan

Dorothy E. Roberts, J.D. 
George A. Weiss University Professor of Law & Sociology
Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights
Director, Program on Race, Science, and Society
University of Pennsylvania    

Unni Karunakara, M.B., B.S., Dr.PH
Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
Yale University
Assistant Clinical Professor, Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University
Adjunct Visiting Professor, Kasturba Medical College
Manipal University

3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Break 

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Session 5: Roundtable Discussion

5:00 – 5:15 p.m. Closing Remarks

Amy Gutmann, Ph.D.
James Wagner, Ph.D.

Friday, February 6

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

Amy Gutmann, Ph.D.
James Wagner, Ph.D.


9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Session 6: Member Discussion

10:00 – 11:15 a.m. Session 7: Member Discussion

11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Concluding Remarks

Amy Gutmann, Ph.D.
James Wagner, Ph.D.


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