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Coronavirus and Pandemic Disease Preparedness: What We Know and the Way Forward
WhenWednesday, Feb 19, 2020, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Campus locationKane Hall (KNE)
Campus room210
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsUW MetaCenter for Pandemic Preparedness and Global Health Security
Description

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The first U.S. case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) 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 Pigott, 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 for the Washington State Department of Health and chief science officer for Washington state.
• Geoffrey Gottlieb, professor of medicine specializing in allergy and infectious diseases at the University of Washington School of Medicine
• George Diaz, chief of infectious diseases at Providence Regional Medical Center, and the doctor who treated the first coronavirus patient in the United States
• Jeffrey Duchin, professor, medicine, allergy and infectious diseases, University of Washington School of Medicine. Chief of the Communicable Diseases Epidemiology & Immunization Section at Public Health Seattle & King County. 
• John Lynch, associate professor of medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and medical director of Harborview Medical Center Infection Prevention & Control
• Janet Baseman, professor of epidemiology at the UW School of Public Health
• David Veesler, assistant professor of biochemistry at the University of Washington School of Medicine
• Deborah Fuller, professor of microbiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine
• David Baker, professor of biochemistry and director of the Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington School of Medicine

Closing remarks:
• Beth Bell, a UW clinical professor in global health and co-director of the UW MetaCenter; former director with the Centers for Disease Control National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.
• Scott Dowell, deputy director of Global Health, Vaccine Development and Surveillance at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The MetaCenter, a collaboration among eight UW centers and institutes, fosters communication and collaboration, moving towards an integrated systems approach to pandemic preparedness.
Registration to attend the event in person in Kane Hall has reached maximum capacity and has now closed. 
To register for the live stream, click here.
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.
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