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February 2020

Containing the Coronavirus: Challenges to Thwarting the Outbreak

February 10 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST
Hudson Institute, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, #400
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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Hudson Institute and the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense will host a panel discussion on the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and how the United States can respond to the growing outbreak effectively. Confirmed infections of the coronavirus in China have exceeded that of the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic, with thousands more suspected cases. As the number of cases increases, concerns are mounting that the global community may not be adequately prepared to prevent the disease from significantly spreading. The virus has already spread…

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The Novel Coronavirus: What Do We Know and What’s Next?

February 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST
Neuroscience Research Building (NRB), 635 Charles E Young Drive South
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies present The Novel Coronavirus: What Do We Know and What's Next?, a symposium and reception. The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was first reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019. On January 30, 2020, the WHO declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. To address what we know and what’s next, join Ron Brookmeyer, dean of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and Michael Berry,…

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WHO Global Research and Innovation Forum: 2019-nCoV Emergency

February 11 - February 12
WHO Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland

The World Health Organization will host a Global research and innovation forum 11-12 February in Geneva to mobilize international action in response to the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) emergency. The event is organized in collaboration with the Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness (GLOPID-R), and brings together key players including leading scientists as well as public health agencies, ministries of health and research funders pursuing 2019-nCoV critical research and the development of vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics, among other innovations. The…

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2019-nCoV Update for Health Care Providers

February 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:15 pm EST
Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, 179 North Park Street
Belleville, ON K8P 4P1 Canada
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Target Audience: Health care providers (including primary care physicians & nursing professionals) Key Note Speakers: Dr. Gerald Evans Chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Professor of Medicine, Queens University; Attending Staff, Kingston Health Sciences Centre Dr. Piotr Oglaza Medical Officer of Health & CEO, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health Yvonne DeWit, Epidemiologist, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health Morgan Harnest, Infection Control Lead, PHN, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health Topics: The 2019 novel coronavirus Epidemiology Public Health Response Personal Protective…

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Coronavirus Disease 2019: The U.S. and International Response

February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC United States

The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation will hold a second subcommittee hearing on the coronavirus outbreak on 27 Feb 2020 at 2:00 Eastern. Witnesses will include U.S. government officials who have led the response to the virus. Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020 Time: 2:00 p.m. EST Subject: Coronavirus Disease 2019: The U.S. and International Response Witnesses: Mr. Ian Brownlee Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State Mr. Jonathan Fritz Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau…

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Faculty of Natural Sciences Research Seminar: Infectious Diseases

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm GMT
Imperial College London, Sir Alexander Fleming Building G34 LT, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2AZ United Kingdom
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Join the next FoNS Research Seminar and learn the cutting-edge research on infectious diseases taking place across the Faculty The Faculty regularly organises events that showcase its strong research areas in order to stimulate new collaborations and discussions around a topic. The next one will be on the topic of “Infectious Diseases”. Our highlighted speakers are: Prof. Ed Tate, Professor in Chemical Biology, Department of Chemistry Dr Anna Barnard, Sir Henry Dale Fellow, Department of Chemistry Dr Abigail Clements, Lecturer,…

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16th CDC International Symposium on Biosafety

February 29 - March 4
Westin Perimeter North Hotel, 7 Concourse Pkwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30328 United States

The 16th CDC International Symposium on Biosafety – Laboratory Safety and Security for Clinical, Public Health, Research and Animal Care will be held 29 February – 4 March, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Stakeholders will learn about the soon-to-be-released 6th edition of the BMBL, gaps in clinical and research biosafety, risk management tools for animal facilities, virtual reality training, poliovirus containment, and more. Highlighted sessions include: Experiences Coordinating Laboratory Policies and Procedures at CDC  Steve Monroe, PhD, Centers for Disease Control…

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March 2020

COVID-19 Live Webcast with Johns Hopkins Experts

March 2 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm EST

With COVID-19 now spreading via community transmission in the U.S. and the World Health Organization raising its risk assessment to “very high,” the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will host a 30-minute webcast featuring some of the best minds addressing this global health concern. You’ll hear from Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo and Dr. Tara Kirk Sell of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and Lauren Sauer of the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response. The conversation…

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Mitigating the Impact of Blast-related Burn Injuries: From Prolonged Field Care to Rehabilitation and Resilience

March 3 - March 5
RAND’s Pentagon City Office, 4th Floor, 1200 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202-5050 United States
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The 9th DoD State-of-the-Science Meeting on Blast Injury Research will be held March 3-5, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. The meeting will address epidemiology and outcomes of blast-related burn injuries; prevention and acute management of blast-related burn injuries; prolonged field care and chronic care; and transforming research. This meeting is sponsored by the DoD Blast Injury Research Coordinating Office, U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command, on behalf of the DoD Executive Agent for Medical Research for Prevention, Mitigation, and Treatment of…

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