Thwarting Disease Epidemics and Pandemics With Emerging Technologies

Saturday, February 18, 2017: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room 304 (Hynes Convention Center)
Emerging infectious diseases (e.g., SARS, MERS, Ebola, and Zika) pose significant human health, economic, and security risks. Advances in engineering and computing technologies can be effectively used to mitigate or reduce the effect of such outbreaks. This session focuses on current technologies available to thwart disease outbreaks and science policies that governments should adopt to contain outbreaks.
Ram D. Sriram, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Duvvur Nageshwar Reddy, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology
Hajo van Beijma, TTC Mobile
Eirini Christaki, University of Cyprus Medical School
Novel Technologies in Predicting and Controlling Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Paul Kellam, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine
Using Pathogen GeneticsĀ for Controlling and Eliminating Infections