2016 Hot Topics

Hot Topic Sessions will be held from 12:00 – 1:00pm on Wednesday, June 22, and Thursday June 23.

Zika Virus

Date: Wednesday, June 22

Update on the Zika virus outbreak, including efforts from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Session Chair: Daniel Westreich
Presenters:
Regina Simeone
Nahida Chakhtoura

Guns in America

Date: Thursday, June 23

More than 30, 000 Americans die from guns annually and nearly three times that are injured.  What is the epidemiology of gun violence in America, what do we know about how to minimize this extraordinary burden of mortality and morbidity?

Session Chair: Sandro Galea
Presenters:
Bindu Kalesan – Burden of disease, death and injury
Kara Rudolph – Contextual drivers of firearm violence
Julian Santaella – Legislative responses
Magdalena Cerda – State of research and future directions