A.O. Fox Hospital to Host Carson Lecture Education Series on April 25 at Foothills Performing Arts Center: "TB and COVID-19: A Tale of Two Pandemics"

Oneonta, N.Y. – A.O. Fox Hospital’s Medical Staff presents a special Alexander F. Carson Lecture Series program: “TB and COVID-19: A Tale of Two Pandemics,” presented by Richard E. Chaisson, MD, professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Tuberculosis Research.

When: Monday, April 25, 2022, 7:30 p.m. FREE and open to the public.

Where: Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market Street, Oneonta

Details: Join Dr. Richard E. Chaisson and A.O. Fox Hospital’s Medical Staff for a special education program, FREE and open to the public. Guests will be required to wear masks and complete screening checks upon entrance.

Presentation abstract:
COVID-19 has dominated our lives for the past two years, but tuberculosis (TB), another airborne infectious disease, was declared a global health emergency in 1993. TB results in 1.5 million deaths per year and, before COVID-19, was the leading infectious cause of death globally. The responses to these two pandemics have been starkly different, and each of them has something to teach us about the other, and about responding to global infectious threats. This talk will explore the history of both pandemics and highlight lessons learned – and not learned – from attempts to contain them.

About the lecturer:
Richard E. Chaisson, MD, is a professor of medicine, epidemiology, and international health at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is director of the Johns Hopkins Center for TB Research and the Center for AIDS Research. Dr. Chaisson has studied the treatment and prevention of global infectious diseases for more than 35 years.