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Responding to COVID-19 Webinar: The Science of Social Distancing

March 25, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

Brought to you by the American Public Health Association and the National Academy of Medicine, The Science of Social Distancing webinar series will explore the state of the science surrounding the current outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States and globally, with a focus on the emerging evidence on how to best mitigate its impact. Hear from trusted experts in such fields as public health, infectious disease, risk communication, and crisis standards of care.

Brought to you by the American Public Health Association and the National Academy of Medicine, this webinar series will explore the state of the science surrounding the current outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States and globally, with a focus on the emerging evidence on how to best mitigate its impact. Hear from trusted experts in such fields as public health, infectious disease, risk communication, and crisis standards of care.

The webinar will feature a panel of expert speakers, including:

  • Nancy Messonnier, MD — Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Marc Lipsitch, DPhil — Director, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Mitch Stripling — National Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Planned Parenthood and former assistant commissioner of Agency Preparedness and Response for New York City
  • Howard Markel, MD, PhD — George E. Wantz Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine and Director of the Center for the History of Medicine, University of Michigan

The webinar series will draw from and complement existing advisory activities underway at APHA and the National Academies, including the Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases and 21st Century Health Threats, which was convened for the purpose of advising the White House and federal agencies on the U.S. response to COVID-19.

The series will rapidly and regularly provide trustworthy scientific analysis of the latest COVID-19 developments for the benefit of policymakers, public health and health care officials, and the general public. The series will explore the scientific basis for guidance issued by government, health and public health organizations, and industry, as well as answer questions that are top of mind for its audiences.

Details

Date:
March 25, 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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Website:
http://www.covid19conversations.org/

Venue

Virtual-Webcast

Organizer

American Public Health Association (APHA)
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