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The Changing Management of Epidemics Over Time: from AIDS to Ebola

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
7 pm
Hunter Family Education Hall
Admission is Free. Advance Registration Required.

This program is in conjunction with LF Reads Ragdale: The Great Believers

Join us for a fascinating panel discussion on epidemics past and present; from early diseases before immunization and penicillin to the AIDS epidemic in Chicago (as referenced in Rebecca Makkai's book, The Great Believers), to today's rebellion on immunization for illnesses like measles and the risk of rapid spread of deadly viruses like ebola.

In honor of the many individuals who died from AIDS, a section of The Aids Memorial Quilt will be on display in the Hunter Family Education Hall from September 25-October 25. 

With thanks to our esteemed panelists: George Dawson, Ph.D., Distinguished Scientist, Volwiler Society, Abbott; Dr. Jill Holden, Chief of Staff, Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital; Lori Kaufman, Chair, Fund Development and Past President, Board of Directors of The AIDS Foundation of Chicago; and Dale Kempf, Distinguished Research Fellow, Director Neglected Diseases Research, AbbVie. Moderated by: Carol Summerfield, Executive Director, History Center Lake Forest-Lake Bluff.

This program is sponsored by Abbott and Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital.