Hungry Minds Speaker Series

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Infectious Diseases and National Security

This talk will discuss the intersection of infectious disease emergencies and national security, with special attention to the speaker’s experiences with the ongoing Ebola and measles outbreaks as well as bioterrorism and biowarfare. The talk will also address the field of public health, delineating the proper role of government as well as the role of experts in shaping policy and engaging with the public.


A Dinner and Talk featuring
Dr Amesh Adalja
Senior Associate, UPMC Center for Health Security
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Critical Care Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Adjunct Instructor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


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Saturday March 12, 2016
5:00 – 9:00 PM

C.B. & Potts
6575 S Greenwood Plaza Blvd
Englewood, CO 80111
303-770-1982

Agenda
5:00 PM: Cocktails, Dinner (Cash)
7:00 PM: Announcements
7:15 PM: Talk with Q/A

Cost
Advance General Admission: $35 per person ($40 after 3/4)
At the Door General Admission: $40 per person
Seating at Head Table with Speaker (space limited): $75 ($80 after 3/4)
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About the speaker:

Dr. Adalja is a Senior Associate at the UPMC Center for Health Security, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Critical Care Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC. He also serves on the City of Pittsburgh's HIV Commission. He is board certified in internal medicine, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, and critical care medicine.
Dr. Adalja is a member of the Infectious Disease Society of America's (IDSA) Public Health Committee, the American College of Emergency Physicians Pennsylvania Chapter’s EMS & Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness Committee, the Allegheny County Medical Reserve Corps, and the US Department of Health and Human Services’ National Disaster Medical System Disaster Medical Assistance Team (PA-1), with which he was deployed to Haiti after the earthquake in 2010. He previously was a member of Allegheny County's Metropolitan Medical Response System. He has also served on U.S. government panels tasked with developing guidelines for the treatment of botulism and anthrax in mass casualty settings as well as a FEMA working group on nuclear disaster recovery.
Dr. Adalja is an Associate Editor of the journal Biosecurity and Bioterrorism. He was a contributing author for the Handbook of Bioterrorism and Disaster Medicine, and he has published in such journals as Journal of Infectious Diseases, Emerging Infectious Diseases, and Annals of Emergency Medicine. He also served as a book reviewer for JAMA.
Dr. Adalja is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is a member of various medical societies, including the American Medical Association, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the HIV Medical Association, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Prior to joining the Center, Dr. Adalja completed 2 fellowships at the University of Pittsburgh—one in infectious diseases, for which he served as Chief Fellow, and one in critical care medicine. He completed a combined residency in internal medicine and emergency medicine at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, where he served as Chief Resident and as a member of the infection control committee.
He is a graduate of the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, and he obtained a bachelor of science degree in industrial management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Dr. Adalja is a native of Butler, Pennsylvania.

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