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Pandemic Preparedness for the Northwest and Beyond
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Join Life Science Washington as we discuss threat prediction models, new medical and pharmaceutical research, the role of animals in disease outbreaks along with the roles of local measures, citizens, and businesses in helping mitigate outbreaks.

When: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
From 8:30 - 10:30 am
Where: Agora Conference Center
1551 Eastlake Ave E
1st Floor
Seattle, Washington  98102
United States
Contact: Katy Tollefson

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       $20 (Members)

       $35 (Future Members) 


Coffee and continental breakfast will be available at 8:15 am, the program will begin at 8:45 am. 


Thank you to our sponsor: Fusion Genomics Corporation 


Additional sponsorships are available. Contact Amanda Tran, Vice President, Membership at for more details. 



Swine flu, Ebola, and Zika are recent vivid examples of devastating viruses capable of escalating into a pandemic. We now live in an era when deadly outbreaks can emerge anywhere. They can halt travel, shutter schools and businesses, threaten economies. Preparation for and response to pandemic threats requires the contributions of scientists and business people, governments and not-for-profit scientific and philanthropic institutions. Clearly the first step to mitigating the impact of a pandemic is to understand how it might start, what local response measures must be in place, and how average people and businesses can prepare and contribute. 

Join us to learn about leading international efforts emanating from Washington State to better understand viral threats, the role animals play in disease outbreaks. Hear from our expert panel as they discuss threat prediction models, efforts to develop medicines targeting pathogens of pandemic potential and regional efforts to prepare for and respond to the next pandemic.


  • Moderator - Jennifer Dent, President, BIO Ventures for Global Health
  • Kristin Bedard, Vice President Research & Development and Head of Virology, Kineta, Inc.
  • Jeff Duchin, Health Officer of Public Health, Seattle & King County Department of Public Health
  • Guy Palmer, Regents Professor of Pathology and Infectious Diseases, Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, Washington State University 
  • Maurizio Vecchione, Executive Vice President, Global Good and Research, Intellectual Ventures 

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