October 16, 2009
8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (ET)
On Friday, October 16, 2009, watch experts discuss the science behind pandemic influenza as well as its economic and political implications.
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Session One: The Science
8:30 to 9:45 a.m. (ET)
Arnold Monto, Professor, Epidemiology, University of Michigan
Peter Palese, Professor and Chair, Microbiology; and Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Lone Simonsen, Research Professor and Research Director, Department of Global Health, George Washington University
Jon Cohen, Correspondent, Science Magazine, Presider
Session Two: The Economics
10:00 to 11:15 a.m. (ET)
Andrew Yanzhong Huang, Director, Center for Global Health Studies, Seton Hall University
Andrew Jack, Pharmaceutical Correspondent, Financial Times
Michael T. Osterholm, Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), University of Minnesota
Robert E. Rubin, Co-Chair, Council on Foreign Relations; Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Presider
Session Three: Foreign Policy
11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (ET)
Helen Branswell, Medical Reporter, Canadian Press
John E. Lange, Senior Program Officer for Developing-Country Policy and Advocacy, Global Health Program, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Former Special Representative on Avian and Pandemic Influenza, U.S. Department of State
Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations, Presider
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