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Press Release: Third Annual TAMU Pandemic and Biosecurity Forum

5/10/2019 12:00:00 AM
Date: May 14, 2019

Location: The National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Theme: Ebola and Emerging Pandemic Threats: Policy & Program Recommendations

About: Texas A&M and the George H.W. Bush School of Government & Public Service’s Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs will hold its 3rd Annual Pandemic & Biosecurity Forum at the National Press Club (529 14 th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20045) on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 12-5 p.m. Register at:

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the 1918-19 U.S. influenza pandemic, this event features internationally renowned pandemic and international health security experts discussing the current Ebola crisis in Africa and U.S. measles outbreaks identifying specific policy changes and reforms necessary to improve overall national and international pandemic and biosecurity response strategies.

A Scowcroft Institute White Paper, formulated from discussions at the Pandemic Policy Summit (held in College Station, Texas in October 2018) will be released entitled: “Community Resilience, Centralized Leadership & Multi-Sectoral Collaboration in Pandemic Preparedness and Response.”

Keynote Speakers & Panelists will include:
  • U.S. Senator Richard Burr, (R-NC), Chairman, Senate Select Intelligence Committee
  • ADM Brett Giroir, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Representative Bill Flores (TX-17), Member, House Energy and Commerce Committee
  • U.S. Representative Michael C. Burgess, MD (TX-26), Ranking Member, House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health
  • Hon. Jim Greenwood, President and CEO, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
  • Ron Klain, White House Ebola Response Coordinator (2014-2015)
  • Irene Koek, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Global Health, USAID
  • Steve Davis, CEO, PATH
  • Dr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Dr. Oyewale Tomori, Professor of Virology and former Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Ambassador William Garvelink, International Medical Corps
  • Dr. Daniel Salmon, Director of the Institute of Vaccine Safety, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Rick Santos, Senior Advisor, IMA World Health
  • Dr. Maurizio Barbeschi, Health Security Interface, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Dr. David Brett-Majors, Sanford Chair in Tropical Medicine, Uniformed Services University
  • Andrew Natsios, Director, Scowcroft Institute and Former USAID Administrator
  • Dr. Gerald Parker, Associate Dean, Texas A&M University, and Former HHS Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response