Mark your Calendar for a Live Webcast on Public Health and Disasters


The University of Pittsburgh (USA) will broadcast a lecture—live via the Internet—on public health, giving it what organizers predict will be the largest audience for an academic lecture in history. The lecture will discuss how epidemiologists can improve their response to disasters, such as by measuring the extent of a disaster and the effectiveness of assistance offered to its victims. Eric Noji, a special assistant to the U.S. Surgeon General for Emergency Preparadness will deliver the lecture.

The lecture, part of the John C. Cutler Global Health Lecture series, will be publicly available through the University’s School of Public Health web site on September 29 at 4:00 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Daylight Time) or GMT 20:00 hours. Bookmark this site:, click on the "Inside GSPH" section on the right. Educators worldwide are invited to “donate” lectures on international health to the series. The lecture is available in five formats and if you are interested in viewing or distributing it by videoconferencing, telephone, PowerPoint or print media write to Ronald LaPorte ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

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