Health Triumphs and Threats: How You, Your Family and Business Can Thrive During UncertaintyVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Evening Presentation by Dr. JEFFREY P. KOPLAN, Vice President for Global Health, Emory University & Former Director, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Drinks Reception 6:30PM,
The last few decades have brought many great public health triumphs, in China and around the world. Yet with the existence of multiple health threats - be they infectious like Zika virus, non-infectious like diabetes or a product of a malevolent mind like bioterrorism - are you, your family, and your business truly prepared for a public health crisis? What real public health threats could drastically change our way of conducting business and our way of life virtually overnight? What is the impact of public health with its emphasis on prevention for our individual health, our community’s health and the health of our businesses and economy? Should our past experience with infectious disease outbreaks be causes for worry or reassurance? What does the frequent traveler need to do for self-protection? What will the future hold for us and our children as we age? How can we increase not just our lifespan but our “healthspan”?
Jeffrey P. Koplan is Vice President for Global Health at Emory University. He has also held leadership roles in government as Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and in the private sector as President of the Prudential Center for Health Care Research at the Prudential Insurance Company. Dr. Koplan has worked on many major public health issues including infectious diseases such as smallpox, HIV/AIDS, polio and SARS; environmental issues such as the Bhopal chemical disaster; disease risk factors such as tobacco use, malnutrition and physical activity and the prevention of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease and stroke. Dr. Koplan has worked in collaborative relationships with Hong Kong and Chinese health officials since 1979, and is an honorary professor at and senior advisor to the China CDC. He is a Master of the American College of Physicians, and was elected to membership in the US National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Koplan has authored more than 220 scientific papers.
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