MERS / Ebola / One Health & The Global Health Security Agenda

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MERS / Ebola / One Health & The Global Health Security Agenda

10/29/2015 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Georgetown University Medical-Dental Building, 3900 Reservoir Road, N.W., Washington DC, USA

This free event was Live Streamed online and recorded in three segments. Click on the agenda to access the recordings. 


"One Health" is the integrated three-part paradigm for infectious diseases that "spillover" from animals to humans and can cause epidemics: (1) human health, (2) animal health, and (3) ecohealth.

The Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) was launched in 2014 by the United States government (White House, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of State, USDA, and others), the WHO D-G Dr. Margaret Chan and 28 nations, World Animal Health organizations OIE/FAO, and others to address global infectious disease threats, e.g., MERS, Ebola, pandemic influenza.

This symposium will explore the relationship between One Health and the GHSA. Click here for the agenda and recordings.

Dean Stephen Ray Mitchell, MD, MBA, Dean for Medical Education at Georgetown University School of Medicine, will provide the welcoming remarks and Daniel Lucey, MD, MPH, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Medical Center, School of Foreign Service, and Georgetown Law, and Senior Scholar, O'Neill Institute, will moderate the symposium.  The event is sponsored by Georgetown University Medical Center's Department of Microbiology and Immunology. 


Elizabeth Cameron, Ph.D., White House National Security Staff (Invited)
Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Lead for GHSA Non-Governmental Sector (Confirmed)
Cheryl Stroud, DVM, Ph.D., Executive Director, One Health Commission (Confirmed)
Lawrence Madoff, MD, Editor, ProMED ( (Confirmed)
Jennifer Witthof, VMD, Georgetown University Medical Center Department of Microbiology and Immunology (Confirmed)
GHSA “NextGen”: Joanne Michelle Ocampo (Moderator, Georgetown University), Ana Ayala (O'Neill Institute, Georgetown Law), Jamechia Hoyle (George Mason University), Alexandra Phelan (Georgetown Law), Jamechia Hoyle (GMU), Erin Sorrell (George Washington University) (All Confirmed)
Overseas Colleagues: Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe (Invited)

All funding provided by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Georgetown University Medical Center. 

Questions? Contact event organizer Daniel R. Lucey MD, MPH at

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