The New York University Global Health Alliance, in collaboration with the NYU Public Health Alliance, will present a panel discussion Thursday, February 8 on the timely topic “The Next Pandemic: Bird Flu, or Fear?” The event will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at NYU’s Kimmel Center, Rm. 406, 60 Washington Square South, Manhattan.

The panel will address the potential impact of an Avian Influenza epidemic, the current state of preparedness, and the policy measures in place to deal with any outbreak of the deadly virus throughout the United States and worldwide. Also to be discussed are the impact of a potential bird flu epidemic on global health care systems and the most relevant policy tools available to decision makers and practitioners in case of an outbreak. What are the medical, practical, and ethical implications of bird flu preparedness plans? Could the Avian Influenza virus actually become a real threat to human beings, or have recent circumstances been blown out of proportion?

  • Who: William Dab, Chair of Hygiène et Sécurité, Conservatoire National Des Arts et Métiers ; James Kerr, Environmental Health & Safety, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, NYU; Judith C. Lovchik, Ph.D., Director, Clinical Virology, Public Health Laboratories, New York City Department of Health; Avram Nemetz, M.D., Affiliated Physicians.
  • What: “The Next Pandemic: Bird Flu, or Fear?” - a panel discussion presented by the NYU Global Health Alliance (a student association at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Sservice) in collaboration with the NYU Public Health Alliance (students from NYU Wagner and the Steinhardt School of Education).
  • Where: The Kimmel Center, Rm. 406, 60 Washington Square South. [Subway lines: 6 to Astor Place; A,C,E to West 4th St.]
  • When: Thursday, February 8, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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