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Global Health Diplomacy and Security - Biosafety: Applications for Health Security

  • Georgetown University Maguire Hall Conference Room 303 (map)

First introduced in the 1980s, the principles of biosafety have emerged as steadfast components of global health security discussions. The fundamentals of biosafety—sound microbiological practices, the use of safety equipment, and the implementation of facility safeguards that reduce the risk of exposure to infectious diseases—are concise in theory, but take many routes in their implementation. Jim Welch, executive director of the Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation, will kick off the Global Health Security Seminar Series’ spring semester program, where he will discuss the many facets of biosafety and its role in fostering global health security.

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Earlier Event: December 13
2017 One Health Aotearoa Symposium
Later Event: January 22
WHO Executive Board Meeting