Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Lecture at Minnesota Academy of Science

Science Salon - Stay Current, Stay Connected
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

featured speaker: Dr. Michael Osterholm
"Emerging Infections in a Modern World:
A View From the Front Windshield and Rearview Mirror"
 The Minnesota Academy of Science works to bring scientists from different disciplines together. Science Salon is a forum for professional scientists to stay current on groundbreaking research and emerging technologies, engage in cross-disciplinary social interactions and networking, and participate in philanthropic activities. At the Science Salon, attendees can meet with the Board of Directors of MAS, network with scientists from different disciplines, and attend lectures from renowned researchers.
The Zika virus has spurred an interest in infectious diseases for many people.  Now is a great chance to learn more!  On Tuesday, March  22, from 6:00-8:30PM, Science Salon will feature a talk by Dr. Michael Osterholm, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy and teaching professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health at the Univerity of Minnesota.  Dr. Osterholm will talk about "Emerging Infections in a Modern World: A View From the Front Windshield and Rearview Mirror."   Learn about what major factors are contributing to the emergence of infectious diseases of critical importance worldwide.  The discussion will focus on the pandemic potential for H7N9 influenza virus, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Virus and West Africa Ebola Virus; as well as how the international public health community and global political leadership needs to reconsider their approach to the prevention, control and treatment of emerging infections.  Science Salon will be hosted at the Humphrey Conference Center.  Registration is now open!