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The American Society for Microbiology held a Congressional Briefing, "The Perpetual Challenge of Infectious Diseases: New and Emerging and Antimicrobial Resistance" on April 30, 2013.

Program:

Introduction and Overview
Gail H. Cassell, Ph.D.
Past President, American Society for Microbiology
Visiting Professor, Harvard Medical School

Infectious Diseases in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health

The Role of the NIH Clinical Center in Understanding Disease Pathogenesis and Drug Discovery
John I. Gallin, M.D.
Director, Clinical Center and Associate Director for Clinical Research
National Institutes of Health

Global Crisis of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis: a Case Study in the Critical Role of NIH
Gail H. Cassell, Ph.D.
Past President, American Society for Microbiology
Visiting Professor, Harvard Medical School

If you have any questions about the briefing please contact publicaffairs@asmusa.org.

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