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National Academy of Sciences

 2101 Constitution Ave NW

Washington, DC 20418


Summit Host

The Honorable Mark R. Warner, U.S. Senator

Organizing Committee

Chair, X.J. Meng, M.D., Ph.D., NAS

Florence Haseltine, M.D., NAM

Robert M. Carey, M.D., NAM

Patricia Dove, Ph.D., NAS


Hotel Information

Attire: VASEM recommends business or business casual attire for the duration of the summit

Sunday October 29, 2017

5:30 – 7:30 PM

Great Hall

Summit Registration

Reception and Poster Session

Guidelines for Posters

Monday October 30, 2017

7:00 AM

Great Hall

Registration and Breakfast

7:45 AM

Lecture Hall 120

Welcome Remarks

Patricia Dove, Ph.D., President of VASEM

X.J. Meng, M.D., Ph.D., 2017 Summit Chair

Marcia McNutt, Ph.D., President National Academy of Sciences

8:15 – 8:45 AM

Lecture Hall 120

Emerging Infections: From Where Do They Come?

Jennifer McQuiston, DVM, MS (CAPT, USPHS), Deputy Director, Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC

Jennifer McQuiston’s website

8:45 – 9:15 AM

Lecture Hall 120

Zika: History, Emergence, and Preparedness

Ann Powers, Ph.D., Chief of Alphavirus Laboratory, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Arboviral Disease Branch, CDC-Ft Collins, CO

9:15 – 9:45 AM

East Atrium

Coffee Break and Networking

9:45 – 10:15 AM

Lecture Room 120

Drug-resistant Superbugs, a Major Emerging Threat

Amy J. Mathers, M.D., Associate Professor and Medical Director Antimicrobial Stewardship, University of Virginia School of Medicine

Amy Mathers’ website

10:15 – 10:45 AM

Lecture Hall 120

Bioterrorism and Preparedness

Rick A. Bright, Ph.D., Director of Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA); Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), U.S. DHHS

Rick Bright’s website

10:45 – 11:15 AM

Lecture Hall 120

Environmental Engineering to Forecast Transmission of Pathogens

Linsey Marr, Ph.D., Professor, Virginia Tech Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Linsey Marr’s site

11:15 – 11:45 AM

Lecture Hall 120

Measles: Re-emergence of an Old Threat

Diane E. Griffin, M.D., Ph.D., University Distinguished Service Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Diane at Johns Hopkins

11:45 -12:00 PM

Lecture Hall 120

Virginia Secretary of Health

William “Bill” Hazel, M.D.

12:15 – 1:00 PM

Great Hall

Lunch and Keynote Address: Emerging Infectious Diseases: Learning from the Past and Preparing for the Future

Anthony Fauci, M.D., Director, NIAID, NIH

Dr. Fauci’s site


1:00 – 1:30 PM

Great Hall



1:30 – 2:00 PM

Lecture Hall 120

The West African Ebola Epidemics and Emergence of Other Filoviruses

Jonathan S. Towner, PhD., Head of Virus Host Ecology Section, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC

National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

 2:00 – 2:30 PM

Lecture Hall 120

Engineering Pathogen-resistant Mosquitoes

Zach Adelman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Texas A&M University

Zach’s site

2:30 – 3:00 PM

Lecture Hall 120

HIV/AIDS: Will There Ever Be a Vaccine?

John R. Mascola, M.D., Director, NIH Vaccine Research Center

John Mascola at NIH

3:00 – 3:30 PM

Lecture Hall 120

Novel Biosensor Technologies to Detect Emerging and Bioterrorism Pathogens

Andrew Flannery, Ph.D., Board Chairman, PathSensors Inc

Andrew at PathSensors