Georgetown ID Specialist Discusses Global Health Leadership and Zika at ICID

 

WASHINGTON (Feb. 19, 2016) - The Zika virus pandemic in the Americas is the topic of several talks at the 17th International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID), March 2-5, 2016 in Hyderabad, India. Georgetown infectious disease expert Daniel Lucey, MD, MPH, will deliver a presentation titled "WHO Reforms and UN Action" during the “Ebola and Beyond: Preparing for the Next Pandemic” symposium.

WHAT:

Oral presentation: “WHO Reforms and UN Action”

WHO:

Daniel Lucey, MD, MPH, Senior Scholar at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University; adjunct professor of medicine at Georgetown’s School of Medicine

WHEN:

Thursday, March 3, 2016,15:45 - 17:45hrs

WHERE:

The 17th International Congress on Infectious Diseases

Hyderabad International Convention Center, India

Hall 2

Lucey is a physician trained in infectious diseases and public health. He has taught for more than a decade at Georgetown on global emerging infectious diseases. Earlier this month, Lucey visited Recife, Brazil to meet with clinicians and epidemiologists about the epidemics of microcephaly and Zika. In the fall of 2014, Lucey worked in West Africa (Sierra Leone and Liberia) during the Ebola crisis.

Lucey completed his infectious disease training and MPH at Harvard, and worked in the US Public Health Service at the NIH. In addition to work involving Zika and Ebola, his past work on global viral diseases includes MERS, SARS, H5N1 and HIV/AIDS.