U.S. Assistant Surgeon General Dr. Anne Schuchat delivered the keynote address for PANDEMIC 2011. She’s excited to be a part of the 3-day educational event, in which Duke undergrads will learn the key issues behind pandemic preparedness, surveillance and response. Click on the video below to watch a short interview with Dr. Schuchat.
Given the “news break” from INN regarding a potential pandemic in China with a significant implication to Duke.
Fortunately, Dr. Schuchat (the Assistant Surgeon General) is going to brief us on what is current known about influenza viruses and help clarify what is fact and fiction.
How did the keynote speaker help improve your understanding of flu and the potential risk of a future pandemic?
Are there any strategies or methods to help control the impact of such a pandemic given by Dr. Schuchat?
What are the concerns about the current health infrastructure to deal with a future pandemic? Do you feel we are ready now?
(Please note that the news brief is for education purposes and is fictional).
Welcome to the 2011 Duke Winter Forum active learning space. This site is designed to provide a dynamic learning environment to facilitate intellectual exchange between Winter Forum participants and members of the general public. Students will explore how diseases spread, how and when vaccines are developed, the ethics of who receives treatment, how governments prepare and respond, and the role of the media in disseminating information during a crisis. Visitors are invited to follow along as the event unfolds, offer their thoughts and opinions by commenting on forum posts, and immerse themselves in PANDEMIC 2011.
The following tips will help students and visitors to get the most out of this active learning space:
- Visit the “About” page for some background information and videos about this year’s Winter Forum and the “Resources” page for guidance with connecting with student groups or pursuing a career in global health.
- Read the documents provided in the “Pre-Forum Reading” section of this site. For copyright purposes the materials can only be supplied to current Winter Forum participants. Winter Forum participants will need their Duke NetID and password to access these reading materials.
- Review the sequence of events listed on the “Agenda” page, and follow along in real-time January 9-11, 2011.
- Contribute to the discussion by offering opinions and insight via the comment section located at the bottom of each post. Use the “Leave A Response” button to leave a comment on a post. Use the “Comments” button to read comments already left on a post. You can also “Reply” to specific comments that others have made, rather than the main post itself, essentially engaging in a threaded discussion.
We hope you will join us as we prepare for the start of a very exciting, interactive event – PANDEMIC 2011!