Big Ideas for Busy People: Contagion!
Thursday10/117:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Big Ideas for Busy People is back with a twist! Infectious disease experts set the stage for this interactive exploration of the future of viruses, bacteria, antibiotics and vaccines.
This popular, fast-paced event features five-minute talks from some of UW-Madison’s biggest brains. This year’s episode turns a microscope on microbes—specifically, infectious diseases. What do we have to fear, what can we expect and what can we do to keep the tiny bugs at bay? Come prepared for a highly interactive event and stay after the talks to learn more, get your hands wet and see for yourself the creatures that are on, in and around us.
- Patrick Anderson, author of Autobiography of a Disease, on the experience of life-threatening illness
- Paul Ahlquist, virologist, Morgridge Institute for Research, on broad spectrum antivirals as a response to unlimited emerging viruses
- James Conway, pediatrician, UW Health, Making Every Shot Count: Why Vaccines Matter!
- Jo Handelsman, director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, on the search for new antibiotics
- Laurel Legenza, pharmacy, UW-Madison, Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Antibiotic Resistance: An Interactive Surveillance Tool
Join us at the Discovery Building for an evening full of surprises and fun!
UW-Madison (Discovery Building)
330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States https://discovery.wisc.edu