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Coronavirus and Pandemic Disease Preparedness: What We Know and the Way Forward

February 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The first U.S. case of the novel coronavirus (2019 nCoV) was diagnosed here in Washington State – bringing home, quite literally, the fact that pathogens know no borders, and highlighting the importance of our local public health expertise and coordinated response. The UW MetaCenter for Pandemic Disease Preparedness and Global Health Security is convening this forum in recognition of the need to bring colleagues from diverse disciplines and sectors together to shed light on this rapidly evolving epidemic; to explore the many unanswered questions and to discuss the way forward.

Speakers include:

Opening remarks:
• Hilary Godwin, Dean, UW School of Public Health
• Timothy Dellit, UW Medicine Chief Medical Officer
• Judith Wasserheit, Chair, UW Global Health, Medicine, Epidemiology; UW MetaCenter for Pandemic Disease Preparedness and Global Health Security

Moderators:
• Peter Rabinowitz, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, UW MetaCenter for Pandemic Disease Preparedness and Global Health Security
• David Piggott, Health Metrics Sciences, UW MetaCenter for Pandemic Disease Preparedness and Global Health Security
• Wes Van Voorhis, Center for Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases (CERID), UW MetaCenter for Pandemic Disease Preparedness and Global Health Security

Panelists:
• Kathy Lofy, Chief Health Officer, Washington State Dept, of Health, Chief Science Officer, Washington State
• Geoffrey Gottlieb, UW Medicine, Global Health
• George Diaz,Section Chief, Infectious Diseases, Providence Regional Medical Center, Everett, WA and the doctor who treated the first Coronavirus patient in the U.S.
• Jeffrey Duchin, Public Health Officer, Seattle & King County Public Health, UW Medicine, Epidemiology
• John Lynch, UW Medicine, Medical Director, Harborview Medical Center Infection Prevention & Control
• Janet Baseman, UW School of Public Health, UW Epidemiology
• David Veesler, UW Biochemistry
• Deborah Fuller, UW Microbiology
• David Baker, UW Biochemistry, Institute for Protein Design

Closing remarks:
• Beth Bell, UW Global Health, Former Director, CDC National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
• Scott Dowell, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Deputy Director, Global Health, in Vaccine Development & Surveillance

The MetaCenter, a collaboration among eight UW centers and institutes, fosters communication and collaboration, moving towards an integrated systems approach to pandemic preparedness.

This event is free and open to the public.

Due to limited seating, please register for the event here: [link to come]
Registration is based on first come, first served, and will close when maximum capacity is reached.

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (voice), 206-543-6452 (TTY), 206-685-7264 (fax), or dso@uw.edu, in advance of the event.

For more info contact: dghcomm@uw.edu

Details

Date:
February 19
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Website:
https://globalhealth.washington.edu/events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D142017600

Venue

Kane Hall Room 120, Univeristy of Washington
4069 Spokane Ln,
Seattle, WA 98105 United States
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Website:
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