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Conversations at The Carter Center: "Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease"

In the poorest parts of the world, people still suffer from diseases that have long since disappeared from more prosperous areas. The Carter Center has worked for decades to combat these neglected diseases and is now very close to eradicating one: Guinea worm disease. As The Jimmy Carter Library and Museum unveils “Countdown to Zero,” an exhibit dedicated to disease control and eradication, come learn about innovative approaches to battling ancient scourges.

The event will be moderated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent. 

Panelists include:

  • Jimmy Carter, former president of the United States and founder of The Carter Center 
  • Donald R. Hopkins, the Carter Center’s special advisor for Guinea worm eradication
  • Mark E. Siddall, curator at the American Museum of Natural History
  • Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Event Date

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2016, 7–8:15 p.m. EST

Attend in Person (Free)

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Watch Live Webcast (Free)

If you are unable to join us in person, we hope you will watch the live webcast of this free event. Reservations are not required to watch the webcast.

Note: A link to the webcast will be posted here about 10 minutes prior to the event.

Join the Discussion

During the webcast, join us for a conversation about the science and politics of disease eradication @CarterCenter #DefeatingDisease.

Conversations at The Carter Center

Our Conversations series brings you up close with Carter Center experts, policymakers, and other special guests to discuss the issues that shape your world. Following their discussion, panelists take questions from the audience. All Conversations are webcast live and archived for future viewing. You can register online to attend an event in person at the Carter Center's Ivan Allen Pavilion. Some events may require an online ticket purchase. The free live webcasts do not require registration.

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