Plenary Session:
008. Special Opening Plenary Session: Evolution and Revolution: Infectious Disease Promise and Challenges in the 21st Century
Wednesday, October 4, 2017: 3:45 PM-5:45 PM
Room: 20ABCD

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • review key lessons learned from past emerging infectious disease responses
  • outline possible approaches to improve emerging infectious disease preparedness
  • discuss strategies to accelerate vaccine development in future outbreak scenarios
  • underscore value of vaccines in both epidemic preparedness and response
  • critical challenges in vaccine research and development, including science, regulatory, investment and socio-political context
  • outline the background, mission, role and activities of the newly formed Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)

Target Audience: Academicians, Clinicians, Epidemiologists, Fellows, Healthcare workers, HIV clinicians, HIV specialists, Hospital administrators, Hospital epidemiologists, Infection preventionists, Infectious diseases pediatricians, Infectious diseases physicians, Investigators, Lab personnel, Medical students and residents, Members-in-training, Microbiologists, Nurses, Pharmacists, Public health practitioners, Researchers, Scientists, Vaccinologists

Tracks: Trainee, Pediatric ID, Investigative ID, HIV-STD-TB, Global ID, Epidemiology and Infection Control, Adult ID

3:45 PM
Introductory Remarks Awards Presentation
4:20 PM
The Challenge of Pandemic Preparedness
Anthony Fauci, MD, FIDSA

5:00 PM
Q & A Panel Discussion

CME Credits: Maximum of 2.00 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

ACPE Credits: ACPE 2 knowledge-based contact hours of pharmacy CE

ACPE Number: 0221-9999-17-381-L01-P

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Findings in the abstracts are embargoed until 12:01 a.m. PDT, Wednesday Oct. 4th with the exception of research findings presented at the IDWeek press conferences.