Keynote Speakers

The Global Emerging Pathogen Treatment Consortium (GET) is organizing the 4th African conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity in Freetown Sierra Leone from 26 to 28 September 2018.

The conference is an academic and policy based meeting that will address response mechanisms to biological threats and increasing incidences of Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) from a continental perspective. This year’s theme is: “Managing the Spectrum of Data Generated During Disease Outbreaks & Biosecurity Threats”.

Make sure to take advantage of the EARLY-BIRD discount on the conference tickets before July 31st by registering here. Only 4 days left!

We are proud to present an extended list of some of our confirmed keynote speakers:


Prof Diran Makinde
Director at New Partnership for Africa’s Development, Chairman of the Academic Board (GET)


Prof Sahr Gevao
University of Sierra Leone, Chairman of the Local organizing Committee


Dr Jenniffer Maroa
Program Manager at H3Africa, Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Washington


Dr Edith Valles
Member of Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1540


Dr Jeffrey Froude
Program Manager at Defense Threat Reduction Agency


Dr Adia Benton
Assistant Professor at Northwestern University


Prof Alan Christoffels
Director of SANBI at University of the Western Cape


Dr Michaela Th. Mayrhofer
Chief Policy Officer CS ELSI/Chief Coordination Officer BBMRI-ERIC


Dr Jasper A. Bovenberg
Co-Director of the BBMRI European Research Infrastructure (BBMRI ERIC)


Prof Muyembe Jean Jacques
Director-General of the National Institute for Biomedical Research (DRC)


Dr Bonne Jenkins
Founder & President at Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation


Prof Papa Salif Sow
Vice President at Gilead Sciences, member of the Senegalese Academy of Sciences and Technology


Dr Claudia Emerson
Director of the Institute on Ethics & Policy for Innovation, Associate Professor at McMaster University


Prof Akin Abayomi
Principle Investigator for the Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium (GET)


Prof Daniel Bausch
Director of the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team