Thursday, October 21, 2021
News on Pathogens and Preparedness

COVID-19 Vaccines: A Global Experts’ Summit

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Hear from researchers and public health experts on present and future scenarios as they explore the changing landscape of the virus, including the Delta variant's impact on children, and the latest in vaccine availability, hesitancy and boosters. This is the last in a series of three virtual events, hosted by Florida International University in partnership […]

Poxvirus Research After Smallpox Eradication: New Findings With An Old Vaccine

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In 1980 smallpox was declared eradicated after a global vaccination campaign. Today, only two labs in the world retain variola virus, the cause of smallpox, one in the USA and one in Russia – and the World Health Assembly has recommended these virus stocks be destroyed when essential research with variola virus is complete. Professor […]

Protecting Health Care in Zones of Conflict: A Webinar

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Panelists Leonard Rubenstein (author of the recently released Perilous Medicine: The Struggle to Protect Health Care from the Violence of War) and Joanne Liu will discuss attacks on health workers, patients, and hospitals in conflict settings around the world, along with urgent actions that need to be taken to help ensure safe access to and delivery of health […]

Opportunities & Challenges for Next Generation Sequencing of SARS-CoV-2

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Dr. Natalie Prystajecky explores how the various public health applications of sequencing has played a crucial role in outbreak response, surveillance, emerging variant detection, and more during the COVID-19 pandemic. This free event is brought to you by the 2021 ASM Clinical Virology Symposium (CVS), one of a 4-part CVS Online: SARS-CoV-2 Webinar Series featuring leading experts […]

Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health – Community Open House

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The National Academies' Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health will host a community open house as an ancillary event to the American Society of Human Genetics 2021 Annual Meeting. Speakers will provide remarks on the Roundtable's vision of realizing the full potential of health for all through genomics and explore how equity can enable adoption […]

Addressing Inaccurate and Misleading Information about Biological Threats through Scientific Collaboration and Communication: Committee Meeting 4

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In this fourth meeting of the committee on Addressing Inaccurate and Misleading Information about Biological Threats through Scientific Collaboration and Communication, the committee will meet in closed session to discuss the structure and content of the report, and will establish a plan for the committee's activities moving forward. Inaccurate and misleading information during infectious disease […]

General Overview of Approaches to Treatment & Prevention of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19

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Dr. Cheston Cunha takes a deep dive into how clinicians and scientists approach the treatment and prevention of SARS-CoV-2 during the global pandemic. This free event is brought to you by the 2021 ASM Clinical Virology Symposium (CVS), one of a 4-part CVS Online: SARS-CoV-2 Webinar Series featuring leading experts in the field discussing the most pressing topics […]

The Next Normal: Civil Liberties and Health

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Many conversations surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic were framed as a trade-off between individual liberties and the health of the public. Was this the right framing? What are the implications of the moment for future conversations? This program is a part of “The Next Normal” series, designed to take a moment to pause and ask, as […]