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CARE president will address global health conference

Dr. Helene Gayle, president and CEO of CARE, will discuss public health issues in the context of broader global health at the conference Global Public Health Preparedness: Is it Possible? 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Power Center for the Performing Arts. President Mary Sue Coleman will join Ken Warner, dean of the School of Public Health, to deliver opening remarks

The conference will examine the issue of public health preparedness six years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. Keynote speaker Gayle will describe CARE's response to public health emergencies worldwide. She also will discuss problems in preparing for public health emergencies in the global community and how preparedness challenges and responses differ for developed and developing countries.

Gayle also is scheduled to address the relationship of strained healthcare systems to the potential for infectious disease outbreaks. Matt Boulton, associate dean for practice in SPH, will serve as the program moderator.

Other speakers include: Ronald Davis, president, American Medical Association, who will discuss the AMA perspective on public health preparedness, and how to strengthen the relationship between medicine and public health; Dr. Julio Frenk, U-M SPH alum and former Mexico Minister of Health, now the senior fellow of the Global Health Program and counsel to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Also, leaders in the China, India, and Ghana public health systems, as well as the deputy director for global health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will speak.

For all speakers and the event program go to www.sph.umich.edu/micphp/globalsymposium.html.

The event is sponsored by the School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice. It is free and open to the public but registration is required. For more information go to www.sph.umich.edu/micphp/globalsymposium.html.

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