Landover, MD (PRWEB) January 16, 2008
The Public Health Service Commissioned Officers Foundation has announced that Dr. Julie L. Gerberding, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Preparedness will deliver the 2008 Dr. C. Everett Koop Honorary Lecture on Friday evening, February 1st, 2008 in Washington, DC.
Dr. Gerberding's remarks will be the featured event at the annual Anchor and Caduceus Dinner celebrating the establishment of the PHS Commissioned Corps in 1889. Dr. Gerberding will be introduced by Rear Admiral Steven K. Galson, USPHS, Acting Surgeon General and Commander of the PHS Commissioned Corps.
Dr. Gerberding will speak on "Global Disease Control and Prevention - Health Priorities in the 21st Century." The dinner event will be held at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC with no host cocktails at 6PM followed by dinner and Dr. Gerberding's remarks at 7PM. The event is open to the public and sponsor opportunities are available by contacting the PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation. The cost is $75 per person with reduced fees for officers of the PHS Commissioned Corps.
The PHS Commissioned Corps serves as the Nation's frontline defense for public health security and traces its origins to 1789. Since 1889, the PHS Commissioned Corps has been one of the Nation's seven uniformed services in recognition of the importance of their role in national security.
The Foundation is a non-profit, 501c(3) tax entity whose purpose is to advocate for and educate about improved public health awareness. The Foundation's Emerging Leader's Program supports a variety of educational opportunities for future public health leaders.
Seating is limited and reservations are required. For additional information and reservations, visit the online registration site at http://www.phscof.org/anchorcaduceus.html , or contact Jerry Farrell or Brian McSheffrey at 301-731-9080.