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The Ebola Crisis: What it Means for West Africa and the World


Oct 27, 2014 - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Columbia University, Faculty House (116th St. bet. Amsterdam and Morningside Dr.)

The Ebola crisis is growing, requiring a massive emergency response. The National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP), in collaboration with the Earth Institute, will bring together experts and stakeholders for a timely and educational conference on the outbreak. Multi-disciplinary dialogue will focus on how best to curb the epidemic, understand its impacts—particularly in terms of bioethical and sustainability implications—and mitigate future high-fatality events.

Hosted by:
Jeffrey D. Sachs, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Irwin Redlener, MD, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, The Earth Institute, Columbia University


Ranu Dhillon, MD, Senior Health Advisor, Earth Institute and Adjust Assistant Professor, SIPA; Columbia University
Anne Liu, MPH – Program Manager, Health Systems Development, Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University
Robert Kanter, MD, Adjunct Senior Research Scientist; Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine; Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Robert Klitzman, MD, Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Masters of Bioethics Program; Director, Ethics, Policy and Human Rights Core, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, Columbia University
Stephen Morse, PhD, Director, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Certificate program, Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University Medical Center
Jay Varma, MD, Deputy Commissioner for Disease Control, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and former Medical Epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention