Experts Discuss Use of Technology to Combat Ebola Epidemic

2015, Experts Discussing Use of Technology to Combat Ebola Epidemic
2015, Experts Discussing Use of Technology to Combat Ebola Epidemic

In response to the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa, an international community of relief workers and health experts is harnessing the power of technology to combat the epidemic. “Digital Aid: Lessons Learned from the Ebola Crisis” will highlight insights from a distinguished panel of healthcare providers, government agencies, startups, and aid organizations as they discuss lessons learned from the outbreak in an effort to advance tactics in the fields of infectious disease and disaster response.

The event is taking place Wednesday, Feb. 11, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at 1133 15th St., NW, Washington, D.C., the headquarters of 1776, the region’s premiere global incubator and seed fund. MedStar Health, a Founding Partner of 1776, is co-sponsoring the event, with Hager Sharp, a communications firm.

Panelists are:

  • Jack Dangermond, Founder and President, Esri
  • Ron Klain, White House Ebola Response Coordinator (“Ebola czar”)
  • Daniel Lucey, MD, Global Viral Outbreaks Expert & Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Graduate Education, Georgetown University
  • Bahiyah Robinson, Ebola Deeply
  • Mark Smith, MD, Director, MedStar Institute Innovation and Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine

Donna Harris, co-founder of 1776, will moderate the discussion.

Ticket donations will benefit Doctors Without Borders.

1776 recaps the event here.

About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar’s 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit

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