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The Science of Social Distancing

When: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 3:00 to 4:30 pm ET

Where: Webinar


3:00 pm | Welcome 

  • Victor J. Dzau, MD, President, National Academy of Medicine
  • Georges C. Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, American Public Health Asssociation

3:05 pm | Introductory Remarks

  • Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

3:10 pm | Keynote 

  • Nancy Messonnier, MD, Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

3:20 pm | Expert Panel Discussion

Moderator: Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH

  • Historical Perspective on Social Distancing
    • Howard Markel, MD, PhD, George E. Wantz Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine and Director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan
  • Models and Evidence for the Effectiveness of Social Distancing
    • Marc Lipsitch, DPhil, Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard University
  • Current State of Social Distancing in the United States
    • Mitch Stripling, National Director, Emergency Preparedness & Response, Planned Parenthood Federation of America; Former Assistant Commissioner of Agency Preparedness and Response for the New York City

4:00 pm | Audience Q&A

Moderator: Carlos del Rio, MD, Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine; Incoming Foreign Secretary, National Academy of Medicine

4:25 pm | Concluding Remarks

  • Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH

4:30 pm | Adjourn

*Subject to change

This webinar will be recorded and transcribed. The recording and transcript will be available on this page in the days following the webinar.

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