Contact: O’Neill Institute: Karen Teber / firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON (August 29, 2016) – As Zika continues to dominate news headlines and political discussions, the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Colloquium hosts “Zika Virus: Our Common Future,” a panel discussion led by Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
The panel will discuss the emergence of Zika and its profound impact nationally and globally, including on pregnant women and their babies. Among the issues to be addressed: NIH research on vaccines and treatments, funding and action for Zika prevention and control, and the World Health Organization’s declaration of Zika as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
Zika Virus: Our Common Future
Wednesday, August 31, 2016; 1:20 – 3:20 p.m.
Georgetown University Law Center
Faculty Dining Room, Hotung Room 2001
550 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Moderator: Lawrence Gostin, University Professor and Faculty Director, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Featured Panelist: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Global Health Leaders: Response, Commentary and Conversation
Dr. Stephen Morrison, Director, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Dr. Daniel Lucey, Senior Scholar, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
MEDIA: Space is limited. Please RSVP by 5:00 pm Tuesday, Aug. 30 with Karen Teber: email@example.com
The hashtag for this event is #oneillcolloquium.
About the 2016 O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Colloquium
The Colloquium engages leading experts, Georgetown students and faculty, and the public in an enriching dialogue surrounding current and pressing issues in national and global health law, policy, and governance. Colloquia intentionally blur the lines between students, faculty and policymakers, as a wide variety of perspectives enhances the learning experience. The inclusion of multiple academic disciplines also promises to deepen the quality of the learning experience.
The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University is the premier center for health law, scholarship, and policy. Its mission is to contribute to a more powerful and deeper understanding of the multiple ways in which law can be used to improve the public’s health, using objective evidence as a measure. The O’Neill Institute seeks to advance scholarship, science, research, and teaching that will encourage key decision-makers in the public, private, and civil society to employ the law as a positive tool for enabling more people in the United States and throughout the world to lead healthier lives.