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Global Health Diplomacy and Security: Preparing for Pandemics - Technology for Real-Time Response

Georgetown’s Center for Global Health Science and Security and the Global Health Initiative cordially invite you to

"Global Health Diplomacy and Security
Preparing for Pandemics – Technology for Real-Time Response"

featuring Jeffrey Freeman, MPH, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Friday, March 16, 2018

7:30 a.m.

Registration and Coffee

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Seminar

Georgetown University

Maguire Hall, Conference Room 303

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As demonstrated by this year's flu season, even a moderately higher than expected increase in seasonal flu cases can strain a health system. Should a pandemic event in the order of 1918 Spanish flu occur, the impacts on global health security could be catastrophic. Early detection, rapid mobilization of response, and enhanced coordination across a decentralized health system are necessary to reduce the health consequences associated with a pandemic, especially when impacting a health system with a limited surge capacity. The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) recently completed a project that combined two JHU/APL-developed technologies for achieving real-time situational awareness during pandemic events. Jeff Freeman will discuss the project that simulated a pandemic flu event for the National Capital Region and modeled the overall effect on public health and medical assets.

 

Please direct any questions related to the event to globalhealth@georgetown.edu.