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Conquering Communicable Diseases: Experts tell their stories


Enjoy a roundtable discussion with the editorial team behind the Control of Communicable Diseases Manuals. Featuring David L. Heymann, MD; Omar A. Khan, MD; and Burton W. Wilcke, Jr., PhD, this roundtable will explore how public health has conquered communicable diseases and what we can expect in the future. With experience ranging from Polio to COVID it would be hard to find a more experienced group to have this discussion. With the 21st edition of the Control of Communicable Diseases Manual set for release, we will also discuss how this seminal publication has helped control infectious diseases around the world.

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  • Dan Doody


    Dan Doody is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Doody Enterprises, Inc. Since 1993, Doody Enterprises has been the most trusted source of comprehensive, timely, and expert information about newly published books in the health sciences. More than 5,700 librarians worldwide rely on Doody’s Review Service® or Doody’s Core Titles® to help guide their collection development decisions. The Doody’s database features comprehensive bibliographic and evaluative information on more than 203,000 titles in the health sciences and 42,600 expert reviews. To provide its unique services, Doody Enterprises has forged successful relationships with more than 250 health sciences book publishers and established a network of more than 9,400 academic health sciences professionals as expert reviewers. Prior to starting Doody Enterprises, Dan worked for 15 years in various general management, editorial development and sales and marketing capacities for medical publishing companies, including 13 years at Mosby-Year Book (now wholly owned by Elsevier.)

  • David Hartogs


    David Hartogs is the Marketing Manager of APHA Press. He has been with the American Public Health Association since 2009 and has been marketing scholarly publications for 18 years. David has experience in marketing scientific publications to the global market, including some of the most important works in public health: Racism: Science and Tools for the Public Health Professional and the all-important Control of Communicable Diseases Manual.He also markets new technology platforms in the publishing world and is a close follower of international publishing trends. Prior to joining APHA, David was the marketing coordinator for the American Geophysical Union. He is a graduate of The Ohio University and lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife, two daughters, and stubborn dog.

  • David L. Heymann, MD

    David Heymann is a medical epidemiologist and Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at LSHTM. From 1989 to 2009 he held various leadership positions in infectious diseases at WHO, and in 2003 headed the WHO global response to SARS in his role as executive director of communicable diseases. In 1976, after spending two years working in India on smallpox eradication, Heymann was a member of the CDC (Atlanta) team to investigate the first Ebola outbreak in DRC and stayed on in sub-Saharan Africa for 13 years in various field research positions on Ebola, monkeypox, Lassa Fever, malaria and other tropical diseases. Heymann has published over 250 peer reviewed articles and book chapters, is editor of the Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, and is an elected member of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences and the US National Academy of Medicine. In 2009 he was named an Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services to global health.

  • Omar Khan, MD, MHS

    Dr. Khan is President & CEO of the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance, comprising the major health sciences institutions in the Delaware valley. He is board-certified in Family Medicine, with a particular interest in global health, primary care, and health systems improvement. He serves on the medical faculty of the University of Pennsylvania, Jefferson Medical College, and the University of Vermont, and previously served on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He is President of the Delaware Academy of Medicine/Delaware Public Health Association, and Editor-in-Chief of the Delaware Journal of Public Health. He has served as Chair of the International Health Section of APHA; as Chair of Science Board. Chair of Publications Board; co-Chair of JPC; and on the Executive Board of APHA. He is Editor-in-Chief of APHA’s Clinical Control of Communicable Diseases Manual.

  • Burton W. Wilcke, Jr. PhD

    Burton Wilcke, PhD is an Emeritus Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Health Sciences in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Vermont. Currently he is engaged in Global Health consulting work focusing on leadership training for laboratory directors in developing countries. He has over twenty-five years of public health practice experience at the state and local level in California, Michigan and Vermont. In 2002 he became the Chair of the Department of Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences (now Biomedical and Health Sciences) at the University of Vermont (UVM). Prior to joining the faculty at UVM he was the Director of Health Surveillance for the Vermont Department of Health. His experience covers a range of areas spanning infectious diseases, microbiology, public health practice, the health workforce and global health. He has previously served on committees and boards of national health and public health organizations such as the American Public Health Association, the American Society for Microbiology, the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) serving as its President, and the Institute of Medicine. He has also served on the Editorial Board of the Emerging Infectious Diseases and Public Health Reports.

December 7, 2021
Tue 1:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 0M

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