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Welcomes (Thursday)
Thursday, 8:30-8:45 a.m.
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

Gillings School Dean Barbara K. Rimer, UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt and North Carolina Congressman David E. Price will open the Going Viral symposium.
The 1918 Influenza Pandemic: History, Narrative and Context
Thursday, 8:45-10:15 a.m.
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

This session will offer a worldwide historical perspective of the 1918 flu pandemic, explore how narrative frameworks shape the public response to pandemics and hone in on the historical context of the 1918 flu in North Carolina and the broader South.
Epidemiology and Virology of the 1918 Flu Pandemic
Thursday, 10:30-11:45 a.m.
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

This session will introduce the concept of virus pathogenic mechanisms and will reveal the timelines for developing better vaccines and antivirals. The lunch break will follow this session.
What Have We Learned from Prior Epidemics and Pandemics?
Thursday, 12:40-2:20 p.m.
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

Speakers in this session will explore what we have learned from recent viral outbreaks, discuss how the concept of 'One-Health' could help prevent another pandemic, share tips for communicating about pandemics in the digital age, and explore the ethical implications of pandemics.
Aspiring to Predict and Prevent the Next Pandemic
Thursday, 2:35-4:35 p.m.
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

Speakers in this session will discuss global health security, biopreparedness, the use of digital tools and citizen science for pandemic surveillance, and the economic impact of pandemics. This session will be livestreamed; the general public is invited to watch.
50th Annual Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture featuring Gina Kolata
Thursday, 4:45-8 p.m.
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

Gina Kolata, journalist for the The New York Times, will discuss her best-selling book Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It. This lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be preceded by a poster session and followed by a reception and book signing.
Welcomes (Friday)
Friday, 8:30-8:45 a.m.
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences Director Emlyn Koster and Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases Director Myron Cohen will welcome participants to Day Two of the Going Viral symposium.
Resolve to Save Lives: Can Policies in the U.S. and Other Countries Make us Safer?
Friday, 8:45-9:20 a.m.
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

This session will ask whether policies in the United States and other countries are keeping the public safe from pandemics.
Issues for Minority Populations: From Early 20th Century to Present Day
Friday, 9:25-10:20 a.m.
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

In this session, speakers will share the experiences of African-American soldiers during and after World War I, and discuss the need to build trust for vaccinations among minority populations.
Best Practices in Prevention and Preparedness
Friday, 10:35-11:50 a.m.
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

This session will cover hospital flu preparedness, local public health department preparedness for emerging infection epidemics and best communication practices during outbreaks.
Imagining the Next Flu Pandemic – and Preventing it!
Friday, 11:50 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

This session will share the latest research on coronaviruses and emerging infections. This session will be followed by closing remarks that will conclude the Going Viral symposium.