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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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CDC National Call Series on Novel Coronavirus Monitoring & Preparedness

March 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. A number of countries, including the U.S., are actively screening incoming travelers from Wuhan. Starting January 21, 2020, CDC’s 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) response team will host a series of national calls to continue providing state and local partners with the latest information on the novel coronavirus outbreak and U.S. preparedness efforts. The call schedule is currently set…

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Journalists Covering COVID-19: What Do You Need to Know

March 10 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) members are invited to a special webcast event "Covering COVID-19: What Do You Need to Know?" on 10 March 2020. The COVID-19 outbreak story is evolving quickly and there are many unknowns about the epidemic, including how contagious the virus is, its mortality rate and whether there is undetected spread occurring outside of China. Providing accurate information to the public is more important than ever in this moment of uncertainty. Hear a panel of…

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Next Evolution: Overhauling Key Elements of Biodefense

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:45 pm EDT
Hudson Institute, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, #400
Washington, DC 20004 United States

The Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense will convene a meeting entitled ‘Next Evolution: Overhauling Key Elements of Biodefense' on March 18, 2020 in Washington D.C. and made available by webcast. This meeting aims to inform the assessment of biodefense programs with structural challenges that impede the government’s ability to safeguard the Nation. Topics to be discussed at this meeting include the: Select Agent Program BioWatch Program Hospital Preparedness Program Speakers will share their perspectives, experiences, challenges, and recommended solutions with regard…

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The Role of Digital Health Technologies in Drug Development – Webcast

March 24

The Role of Digital Health Technologies in Drug Development: A Workshop will be webcast on March 24, 2020. As digital health technologies (e.g. smartphone apps, wearables, and mobile-device-based tools) – hardware and software – become increasingly available to consumers, providers, and researchers, there are new opportunities to address critical barriers or “pain points,” better connect patients and health care providers, and incorporate patient input throughout the drug research and development (R&D) life cycle. However, a lack of clarity when it…

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BIO Coronavirus Collaboration Initiative Virtual Summit

March 24 - March 25

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is hosting a virtual summit to help companies working on COVID-19 treatments, diagnostics and vaccines to come together to discuss challenges and opportunities with government officials and other stakeholders. The two-day summit will take place on Tuesday, March 24 and Wednesday, March 25, and will be led by BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood and Dr. George Scangos, President and CEO of Vir Biotechnology. BIO Board Chairman Dr. Jeremy Levin, CEO of Ovid Therapeutics, appointed…

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

March 25 @ 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…

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Policy vs. Pandemics: Polarization and Public Health Emergency Preparedness

March 26

George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government Biodefense, MPP and MPA Programs will co-host a no-fee webinar event, "Policy vs. Pandemics: Polarization and Public Health Emergency Preparedness" on March 26, 2020 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm Eastern. The sweeping effects of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic on the social, economic, and political framework of the United States highlights the vital importance of a resilient public health infrastructure. In the aftermath of this unprecedented pandemic, the United States will need to…

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APIC AIHA Webinar – Ventilation, Surface Disinfection and PPE Considerations for the IP and IH

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Amidst the flood of information about the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the greatest risks is missing key intelligence that can protect health and save lives. This town hall-style webinar, co-hosted by AIHA and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), will address occupational health and safety professionals’, industrial hygienists’ and infection preventionists’ questions about ventilation, surface disinfection, respirators, construction issues, occupational health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Full webinar description. Are you a 2020 Full eLearning…

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