8:30 a.m.Welcome and Opening Remarks
Joshua Lederberg, Chair, Forum on Emerging Infections
8:45Keynote Address
David Heymann, Executive Director, Communicable Diseases, World Health Organization
9:30–12:45Emerging Infections in the Americas Moderator: David Shlaes, Forum Member
9:30Emerging Infections in Colombia: A National Perspective
Jorge Boshell-Samper, Director General, Instituto National de Salud, Colombia
10:00A National Strategy for Emerging Infectious Diseases: The Argentine Case of 1999
Elsa Segura, Director, Administración Nacional de Laboratrios e Institutos de Salud, “Dr. Carlos G. Malbran,” Argentina
10:45The Response of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to Emerging Infectious Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean
Francisco Pinheiro, Advisor on Viral Diseases, Division of Disease Prevention and Control, Pan American Health Organization
11:15Diagnosis, Epidemiological Surveillance, and Control Programs for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases in Mexico
Ana Flisser, Director, National Institute for Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference (INDRE), Mexico
11:45PANEL DISCUSSION Panel Members
  • Jorge Boshell-Samper
  • Elsa Segura
  • Francisco Pinheiro
  • Ana Flisser
Invited Panelists:
  • Steve Waterman, California Office of Border Health, CDC
  • Robert Shope, University of Texas
  • David Bell, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Caryn Miller, USAID
12:45 p.m.Lunch
2:00–5:15EMERGING INFECTIONS IN AFRICA Moderator: Stephen Morse, Forum Member
2:00Integrated Disease Surveillance and Epidemic Preparedness and Response in Africa
Bradley Perkins, Chief, Meningitis and Special Pathogens Branch, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
2:30Global Emerging Infections System (GEIS)
Patrick W. Kelley, Director, Division of Preventive Medicine, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, United States Army
3:00Emerging Infections in Africa: The WHO African Regional Office Response
4:15Panel Discussion
Panel Members
  • Bradley Perkins
  • Patrick Kelley
  • Antoine Kabore
Invited Panelists:
  • Adel Mahmoud, Merck Vaccines
  • Philip Coyne, World Bank
  • Mary Ettling, USAID

From: APPENDIX B, Workshop Agenda

Cover of Emerging Infectious Diseases from the Global to the Local Perspective
Emerging Infectious Diseases from the Global to the Local Perspective: A Summary of a Workshop of the Forum on Emerging Infections.
Institute of Medicine (US) Forum on Emerging Infections; Davis JR, Lederberg J, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2001.
Copyright © 2001, National Academy of Sciences.

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