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Join us for Café Scientifique

Interested in science? Want to learn more about the latest technology breakthroughs in normal English, minus the jargon? Then Café Scientifique Pittsburgh at Carnegie Science Center is the place to be!

Café Sci is THE place in Pittsburgh where anyone interested in science can get together at a scientific hub to discuss today's science issues with experts, and best of all... you can ask your own questions! After a brief talk by our monthly guest speaker, the evening is dedicated to a question-and-answer session. Plus, enjoy our pub-type atmosphere with food and drinks available for purchase.

Join us for Café Scientifique on Mon., Aug. 6


Presenter - Dr. Amesh Adalja, MD

Dr. Amesh Adalja, MD
Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security


100 Years After 1918: The Looming Threat of Pandemics

In 1918, the influenza pandemic took the lives of more people than World War I, being cited as the most devastating epidemic recorded in world history.

On August 6, join Dr. Amesh Adalja, Senior Scholar at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, as he discusses the continual threat of pandemics and how infectious diseases have shaped human history. During his presentation, Dr. Adalja will talk about the recent outbreak of Ebola, SARS, and MERS, and how they compare and contrast to the historical outbreaks of plague and smallpox. The overarching aim of this talk is to develop an understanding of what traits and characteristics are required for certain microorganisms to cause global pandemics.

Dr. Adalja is board certified in internal medicine, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, and critical care medicine. He serves on Pittsburgh’s HIV Commission and on the advisory group of AIDS Free Pittsburgh. He is also a current member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s (IDSA) Diagnostics Committee and their Precision Medicine working group, as well as one of their media spokespersons.

He has served on US government panels tasked with developing guidelines for the treatment of botulism and anthrax in mass casualty settings, the system of care for infectious disease emergencies, and as an external advisor to New York City Health and Hospital Emergency Management Highly Infectious Disease training program. He has been published in journals such as New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Infectious Diseases, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Emerging Infectious Diseases, and Annals of Emergency Medicine.

In addition, Dr. Adalja completed two fellowships at the University of Pittsburgh – one in infectious diseases for which he served as chief fellow, and one in critical care medicine. He completed a combined residency in internal medicine and emergency medicine at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He was a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine from 2010 through 2017. He is an alumnus of Carnegie Mellon University and a native of Butler, Pennsylvania. He actively practices infectious disease, critical care, and emergency medicine in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.

Time: Doors open at 6 pm, and the program is 7-9 pm.
Location: Carnegie Science Center
Admission: FREE!
Parking: $5
Cash bar: Open from 6-7:30 pm

Although this event is free, we ask that you register so that we can prepare the room and have enough food available for purchase.

A la carte menu:

Pre-made deli sandwiches and salads
Chips and cookies
Bottled Beverages
Beer and wine


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