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Posted on March 25, 2020 at 11:09 AM

The Science of Social Distancing

When: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 3:00 to 4:30 pm ET (2 pm central, 1
pm mountain, noon pacific)

Where: Webinar

Register here:


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 Messonier, MD, Director, National Center for Immunization and
    Respiratory Diseases

3:20 pm | Expert Panel Discussion

Moderator: Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH

  • Historical Perspective on Social

  • 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, Hubert Professor
    and Chair of the Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory Rollins School of
    Public Health; 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

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