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Walker Institute

Palmetto Forum Seminar

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 12:30pm

Speaker: Dr. Helmut Albrecht, MD Professor and Chair of Clinical Internal Medicine at USC

Sponsored by Walker Institute of International and Area Studies

Please note that the next Palmetto Forum Seminar after this one will be on February 1, 2017. See you in the New Year!

Forum topic

MERS, Ebola and Zika, Oh My!

Over the past couple of years the US has been affected by a variety of emerging infections. These infections which included SARS, bird and swine flus, West Nile, MERS, Ebola, and now Zika have typically resulted in costly interventions, high visibility or even panic due to the novelty and perceived transmissibility, and travel restrictions or modifications.  The talk will discuss impact of and pertinent issues surrounding the introduction of new pathogens on public and everyday life.

RSVP & Payment Guidelines

Checks must be payable to Walker Institute, 1st 10 students to RSVP and pay in advance will receive a 50% discount

  1. Payments at the door:

          Must RSVP by Friday-December 2nd (4:00pm) by clicking here

          $20.00 at the door via cash or check

      2. Payments in advance:

          Must RSVP and Pay online by Friday-December 2nd (4:00pm) by clicking here

If you have RSVP'd for this event and cannot attend, please call our office to cancel your reservation


The Palmetto Club, 1231 Sumter Street, Columbia, S.C. 29201



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