Ever wonder how CDC scientists merge old-fashioned detective work with cutting-edge science to crack the cases of mystery diseases? Get the Story! Join the Atlanta Chapter of Women In Bio and event partners, Georgia Bio, IP Practitioners and Professionals of Atlanta (IP3), and the Georgia Global Health Alliance for a tour of the CDC Museum followed by a networking reception.
The CDC Museum tour features the exhibit, Ebola: People + Public Health + Political Will which is an investigation of the historic 2014-16 Ebola Fever Virus epidemic in West Africa, the United States, and around the world. As the crisis unfolded in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in 2014, it evolved into both a health and humanitarian crisis. When it became clear that Ebola could potentially spread exponentially, threatening global health security, there was a coordinated, massive response. This exhibition includes testimonials from deployers, photographs by leading photojournalists and deployed staff, along with documentaries and a “lessons learned” piece on how the Ebola epidemic helped inform CDC and its partners on a structured rapid response to diseases before they become global public health emergencies. Additionally, this unique museum features award-winning permanent and changing exhibitions that focus on a variety of public health topics, as well as the history of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The museum curator will provide a brief introduction to the exhibit and attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy the exhibit at their own pace. Following the self-guided tour, we will enjoy a catered reception to facilitate networking with Ebola deployers and multiple Atlanta-based STEM community partners. Throughout the event, attendees will have the opportunity to hear testimonials from deployers who helped build lab capacity in Sierra Leone and evaluated and assisted in US hospital readiness planning during the Ebola epidemic. Don’t miss this chance to learn from and mingle with CDC experts and Atlanta community leaders.
All attendees must bring a government issued ID to get through security and attend the event. The information on this ID must match the information you provide during registration. First Name – as it appears on Driver’s License: Last Name – as it appears on Driver’s License: Company/Affiliation: Email: Phone: Home City: Home State: Company/Affiliation: Are you a U.S. Citizen? (Yes or No)
NOTE: If you are not a U.S. Citizen, you will be required to complete and submit additional paperwork. Please look out for a follow-up email from a WIB leader.
Walk-ins are not accepted – be sure to register early!
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Security Check-in
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Museum Tour
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Reception
May 24, 2018
Special Pricing for Guests
When registering, members can register guests at member price
Please allow an additional 20 minutes to go through security at CDC and bring your government issued ID with you (i.e. driver’s license.)
- visitors to CDC must enter through the Tom Harkin Global Communication Center. When you enter the CDC campus
- veer right to proceed to the security checkpoint
- identify yourself as a visitor for an event at the Communications Center, you will then be directed to the visitor parking deck ahead
- all vehicles will be inspected at the guard station then directed to the visitors’ parking deck
- From here check in with the guards in the David J. Sencer CDC Museum’s lobby
For more detailed driving directions click here.
Public Transit Information
- take the North/South MARTA train to Lindbergh Station
- transfer to the Number 6 Emory Bus
- get off on Clifton Road at CDC Parkway
- walk down to the security booth