Emory's Jeffrey Koplan joins Hong Kong SARS expert committee in report to government

Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH, vice president for academic health affairs at Emory University, is one of 11 international public health experts who reported today to the Hong Kong government on lessons learned from that country's SARS outbreak. The SARS Expert Committee was commissioned last May to review the management and control of the epidemic and to identify lessons to be learned to better prepare Hong Kong for any future outbreaks.

The committee includes renowned experts from Hong Kong, Mainland China, the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, selected for their wide range of relevant experience. Dr. Koplan, who is former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Dr. Harvey Fineberg, president of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences, are the only two U.S. members on the committee.

"This report is not only valuable for the Hong Kong government and public health community for managing and controlling future outbreaks, it also contains many valuable lessons for the United States and the entire international community," Dr. Koplan said. "Our experience with SARS certainly helped us more clearly identify many of the challenges we will face in future outbreaks and better prepare ourselves to face these difficulties efficiently."

Although the SARS Expert Committee Report to the Government of Hong Kong concluded that Hong Kong handled the SARS epidemic well in many respects, it also noted significant shortcomings in the country's health system during the epidemic's early stages, when little was known about the disease and when health workers themselves became ill.

"All nations, particularly in this age of easy and frequent global travel, are vulnerable to the formidable threats of emerging infectious diseases," Dr. Koplan warns. "We can be assured that either SARS or another equally vicious disease will present itself in

Contact: Holly Korschun
Emory University Health Sciences Center

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. International public health expert Jeffrey Koplan addresses emerging infectious diseases conference
2. Jeffrey S. Flier, M.D., elected to Institute of Medicine
3. Penn joins major NCI research initiative to advance breast cancer therapies
4. University of Washington joins new Autism Treatment Network to provide better medical services
5. Former President George Bush joins leaders from cancer community to announce historic collaboration
6. Space science joins battle against cancer
7. Bridge Medical joins NPSF and 34 organizations in convening historic Congress
8. Cranfield joins the UN fight against land mines
9. Renowned researcher in prenatal diagnostics joins Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
10. UCSF Cancer Center joins elite group of National Cancer Institute-designated centers
11. Sleeping Through the Night: Childrens sleep expert advises parents

Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/25/2016)... California (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With ... fit their specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. ... customizable and all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s a matter ... bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those who set ... , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency to set low ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association ... it will receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance ... 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils and honing their writing ... which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic counselor by nominating him ... Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. , In April, Genome ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... National recruitment firm Slone Partners is pleased to announce ... experience, as Vice President of North American Capital Sales at HTG Molecular . ... sales team in the commercialization of the HTG EdgeSeq system and associated reagents in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- Dublin ... the " Global Markets for Spectroscopy Equipment" ... This report focuses on the global market ... its applications in various applications. The report deals with ... main industries: pharmaceutical and biotechnology, food and beverage, and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the ... Tests" report to their offering. ... The World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers the ... analysis in the report includes the following: ... Kits) by Region (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 , ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016  MedSource announced today that ... e-clinical software solution of choice.  This latest decision ... value to their clients by offering a state-of-the-art ... relationship establishes nowEDC as the EDC platform of ... full-service clients.  "nowEDC has long been a preferred ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: