Please Join Us for this Most Interesting Presentation on….

BIO THREATS

Infectious Diseases and National Security

with

Dr. James Wilson

UNR Research Professor and Director, Nevada Center for Infectious Disease Forecasting

The Ramada, Friday, February 10, 2017, 9:00 a.m.

The United States faces severe challenges from a consorted attack using bio weapons by nation states or terrorist groups.  In addition, the U.S. needs to be prepared to counter naturally occurring infectious diseases, which have become key national security concerns, regardless of source.

UNR Research Professor and Director, the Nevada Center for Infectious Disease Forecasting, Dr. James Wilson, believes that the United States will face growing threats of widespread impacts from infectious diseases of major significance.  He will argue that our intelligence community has failed to provide sufficient warning of such incidents in the past, and that has cost many American lives.  At one point, Wilson believes, our President was placed at great direct risk.

Wilson concludes that public health is in a “state of slow collapse”.  A major failure has been the absence of serious involvement from the intelligence community, working with the bio-medical sectors.  The need for such cooperation is critical– now more than ever.

Dr. James Wilson (MD) led the efforts in the Bush administration to create the nation’s first comprehensive warning system for infectious disease-related national security events.  He led teams that provided advance warning for the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic and identification of the United Nations as the source of the Haiti cholera disaster in 2010.

Please join us for what will be a very interesting discussion. A full breakfast will be served ($15 Members, $25 Non-Members, and $10 for students with ID and military personnel in uniform; free for WWII Veterans). We recommend that you arrive by 8:30 to enjoy some breakfast, coffee and conversation.

You are encouraged to RSVP by clicking HERE. You may also RSVP by e-mailing info@nationalsecurityforum.org. Just a reminder, after the forum, we will be accepting new and renewal membership applications for the July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 period. Forms will be available at the forum, though you can also access the application form by clicking HERE. For your convenience, we accept cash, check and credit card payments for both the breakfast and membership fees.

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