*SOLD OUT* - Disease Detectives in a Connected World
*SOLD OUT* - Disease Detectives in a Connected World
WhenTuesday, February 4, 2020, 6:15 – 8:30 PM
CategoriesAfter Five, Demonstrations, Lectures & Discussions
SponsorNatural History Museum
Co-sponsorSmithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute
VenueNatural History Museum
Event LocationGround Floor, Q?rius Theater
CostReservation fee: $5; click the "Get Tickets" link to reserve your seat.
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Related ExhibitionOutbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World, 2nd Floor
AccessibilityWheelchair accessible

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In our connected world, diseases can emerge in unexpected places. The movement of humans, animals, and cargo transports pathogens to new locations where these threats may lurk undetected, putting populations at risk. Hear from experts working on the frontlines and learn how disease surveillance is discovering familiar pathogens in new places, such as Chagas in D.C. and Chronic Wasting Disease in Virginia and Maryland. Talk with these “disease detectives” and find out how they track down elusive pathogens to stop their spread.


  • Katrina Lohan, Ph.D., Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
  • Rachel Marcus, M.D., Medical Director, Latin American Society of Chagas
  • Ryan Maddox, Ph.D., Prion and Public Health Officer, Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC
The program begins at 6:15 with hands-on activities. Touch a 3D-printed virus, learn about diseases of coral...and more!

This program is offered in collaboration with the Interconnected Health Initiative in conjunction with the exhibition "Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World" on view at the National Museum of Natural History.

Accessibility: Access services such as American Sign Language interpretation, real-time captioning (CART), or audio description are available with two-weeks advanced notice. To request this service, please call (202) 633-5238 or e-mail NMNHAccessibility@si.edu. This event is wheelchair accessible.

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