Save the Dates: April 4-6, 2018

An interdisciplinary symposium to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1918 influenza pandemic that killed

~50 million people worldwide


Speakers include leading experts in epidemiology, virology, medicine, communications, literature, history, ethics, policy and more.

Keynote: Gina Kolata

As keynote speaker, The New York Times science and medicine reporter Gina Kolata will deliver the 50th annual Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture on Thursday, April 5, at 6 p.m. Kolata is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and the best-selling author of Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused It and five other books.

About the Symposium

The symposium is co-sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC's Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and RTI International.

Online registration will open in January 2018. For more information, visit