National Press Club

CDC director to tackle MERS, measles, global health threats, July 22 luncheon

July 21, 2014 | By Doris Margolis |

Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control

Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control

Photo/Image: CDC

Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control, will address concerns about the MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) virus and other key health issues at a National Press Club Luncheon on Tuesday, July 22.

Frieden also will discuss the sharp rise in U.S. measles cases and the growing number of antibiotic-resistant diseases. Frieden, who has led the CDC since 2009, is a physician trained in internal medicine, infectious diseases, public health and epidemiology.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m.

Tickets cost $22 for Club members. Club members may purchase two tickets at the member rate. The price for all other non-member tickets is $36 each.

Tickets may be purchased online. For questions, please email or call (202) 662-7501. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase.

Club members who wish to attend the pre-luncheon reception must RSVP separately to no later than 48 hours before the event. Space may be limited. You must have a paid reservation to the luncheon to attend the VIP reception.

To submit a question in advance, put FRIEDEN in the subject line and email to before 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.