We are pleased to announce the Sabin Vaccine Institute will be participating in this year’s World Health Summit. The summit is the annual meeting of the M8 Alliance of Academies, Universities and Health Centers, which was organized to address scientific, political and economic issues of global health concern. It will be held October 9-11 in Berlin, Germany.

Sabin Vaccine Institute President Peter Hotez will chair an Infectious Diseases panel at the summit titled, “Lessons Learned from Ebola to Zika.” Led by Hotez, representatives from the Institut Pasteur, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, African Leaders Malaria Alliance, University Hospital Zurich and Sanofi will discuss successes and failures of the international response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and how those experiences have guided efforts to control the current Zika virus global health emergency. In particular, the panel will highlight the necessity of community involvement and acceptance for a successful outbreak response. The Sabin Vaccine Institute will co-host the panel in collaboration with Sanofi.

The annual World Health Summit provides an opportunity for representatives from prestigious medical and research institutions to come together with political and industry stakeholders to foster cross-sector collaboration and discussion to inform the global health agenda. To learn more about the World Health Summit or the M8 Alliance, visit www.worldhealthsummit.org.