Thu, May 24|
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
CDC Museum Tour & Reception, “Ebola: People, Public Health and Political Will”
Ever wonder how CDC scientists merge old-fashioned detective work with cutting-edge science to crack the cases of mystery diseases? Get the Story!
Time & Location
May 24, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
About the event
Ever wonder how CDC scientists merge old-fashioned detective work with cutting-edge science to crack the cases of mystery diseases? Get the Story! Join the Atlanta Chapter of Women in Bio and event partners, Georgia Bio, the Georgia IP Alliance, and the Georgia Global Health Alliance for a tour of the CDC Museum followed by a networking reception.
The CDC Museum tour features the exhibit, Ebola: People + Public Health + Political Will which is an investigation of the historic 2014-16 Ebola Fever Virus epidemic in West Africa, the United States, and around the world. As the crisis unfolded in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in 2014, it evolved into both a health and humanitarian crisis. When it became clear that Ebola could potentially spread exponentially, threatening global health security, there was a coordinated, massive response. This exhibition includes testimonials from deployers, photographs by leading photojournalists and deployed staff, along with documentaries and a “lessons learned” piece on how the Ebola epidemic helped inform CDC and its partners on a structured rapid response to diseases before they become global public health emergencies. Additionally, this unique museum features award-winning permanent and changing exhibitions that focus on a variety of public health topics, as well as the history of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The museum curator will provide a brief introduction to the exhibit and attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy the exhibit at their own pace. Following the self-guided tour, we will enjoy a catered reception to facilitate networking with Ebola deployers and multiple Atlanta-based STEM community partners. Throughout the event, attendees will have the opportunity to hear testimonials from deployers who helped build lab capacity in Sierra Leone and evaluated and assisted in US hospital readiness planning during the Ebola epidemic. Don’t miss this chance to learn from and mingle with CDC experts and Atlanta community leaders.
All attendees must bring a government issued ID to get through security and attend the event. The information on this ID must match the information you provide during registration.
• First Name – as it appears on Driver’s License
• Last Name – as it appears on Driver’s License
• Email & Phone
• Home City & State
• Are you a U.S. Citizen? (Yes or No)
NOTE: If you are not a U.S. Citizen, you will be required to complete and submit additional paperwork. Please look out for a follow-up email from a WIB leader.
May 17, 2018
Thursday, May 24, 2018
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Roybal Campus
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329