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February 2020

CDC National Call Series on Novel Coronavirus Monitoring & Preparedness

February 3 @ 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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Yale Forum on Outbreak of Novel Coronavirus

February 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Winslow Auditorium, 60 College Street, LEPH 109
New Haven, CT 06510 United States
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In response to news and concerns about the respiratory illness outbreak caused by a novel coronavirus initially identified in China, the Yale Institute for Global Health, Yale School of Public Health and the Global Health Justice Partnership will hold a discussion and question and answer session on Thursday, February 6, 2020. Panelists will address the epidemiology of the disease, its impact on public health, human rights issues and how information on such outbreaks is communicated to the public. Moderator Saad…

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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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CDC National Call Series on Novel Coronavirus Monitoring & Preparedness

February 10 @ 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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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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Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee: Protecting the U.S. from Global Pandemics

February 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am EST
Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC United States

The U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governemental Affairs will convene a Full Committee hearing on Feb.12 to examine protecting the United States from global pandemics. ROUNDTABLE: Are We Prepared? Protecting the U.S. from Global Pandemics will February 12, 2020 09:30 AM Location: SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building The meeting will air on CSPAN. See also: Johnson, Peters Ask DHS for Strategy for Containing the Coronavirus

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Deadline: CEPI Call for Proposals – Vaccines Against Novel Coronavirus

February 14
Global Biodefense Calendar

CEPI has opened a call for proposals to rapidly develop and manufacture a proven vaccine approach that can be used against 2019-nCoV. The call is open for two weeks until mid-February. Applications are open worldwide to all types of non-profit research organisations, for-profit companies, international organisations and foundations, joint R&D ventures, government research organisations, and academic institutions ideally having a geographical footprint internationally. Learn more in funding news. The deadline for applications is Friday 14 Feb (2020), 15:00 CET.  …

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Deadline for Canadian 2019-nCoV Rapid Research Call for Proposals

February 17
Global Biodefense Calendar

This rapid funding initiative is aimed at accelerating countermeasures for the novel coronavirus outbreak. The effort is a collaboration between the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). For the medical countermeasures, the maximum amount per grant is $1,000,000 over two years. For the social and policy countermeasures research, the maximum amount per grant is $500,000…

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