Session I:
Understanding the Challenges of the Future by Examining the Past: Influenza/Smallpox/SARS

Moderator: Ruth Berkelman, M.D., Emory University,

Rollins School of Public Health

10:15–11:00 a.m.

Contemplating Pandemics: The Role of Historical

Inquiry in Developing Pandemic-Mitigation Strategies for the Twenty-First Century

Howard Markel, M.D., University of Michigan

11:00–11:45 a.m.

The Smallpox Eradication Campaign

D.A. Henderson, M.D., Center for Biosecurity,

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Lessons from SARS

David Heymann, M.D., World Health Organization

12:30–1:00 p.m.

Session I Q&A

1:00–1:45 p.m.


Session II:
Domestic, Regional, and International Preparedness Planning

Moderator: P. Frederick Sparling, M.D., Vice Chair,

Forum on Microbial Threats

1:45–2:30 p.m.

U.S. Government Preparedness Plans

Bruce Gellin, M.D., Office of the Secretary,

Department of Health and Human Services

2:30–3:15 p.m.

Regional Planning Efforts

Oscar J. Mujica, M.D., M.P.H., P.H.E.,

Pan American Health Organization

3:15–3:45 p.m.


3:45–4:00 p.m.


4:00–4:45 p.m.

Ethical Considerations in International Preparedness

Planning Efforts

Alexander Morgan Capron, University of Southern


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