- Dr. Marty Cetron | Director | Division of Global Migration and Quarantine | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- James Weston | OSAC Deputy Executive Director (Moderator)
The rapid speed and tremendous volume of international and transcontinental travel enable communicable diseases to disperse worldwide in 24 hours — less time than the incubation period of most infectious diseases. These and other forces intrinsic to modern technology and ways of life favor the emergence of new infectious diseases and the reemergence or increased severity of known infectious diseases. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored that a timely and efficient public health response during an outbreak is critical to preventing the introduction, transmission, or spread of communicable disease. With over 28 years of experience at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Cetron will outline the evolution of the U.S. response to the pandemic as it pertains to global migration and travel policies and procedures, and how the U.S. is working to make travel safer.