Keynote Speakers

The Global Emerging Pathogen Treatment Consortium 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.

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

Prof.-Diran-Makinde

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

Prof.-Sahr-Gevao

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

Dr.-Jenniffer-Maroa

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

Dr.-Edith-Valles

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

Dr.-Jeffrey-Froude

Dr Jeffrey Froude
Program Manager at Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Dr.-Adia-Benton

Dr Adia Benton
Assistant Professor at Northwestern University

Prof.-Alan-Christoffels

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

Dr.-Michaela-Th.-Mayrhofer

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

Dr.-Jasper-A.-Bovenberg

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

Prof.-Muyembe-Jean-Jacques

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

Dr.-Bonne-Jenkins

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

Prof.-Papa-Salif-Sow

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

Dr.-Claudia-Emerson

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

Prof.-Akin-Abayomi

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

Prof.-Daniel-Bausch

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

Dr-Chia-Wei-Tsai

Dr Chia-Wei Tsai
Chief Antiviral and Antitoxins programs in HHS/BARDA


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