Emerging Viruses and Pandemics Symposium Final Agenda

All times are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

March 23, 2021 – SCIENTIFIC SESSION

Times

Speakers and Topics

8:00-8:10 am
Welcome
8:10-8:30 am
Betsy Cantwell, Senior Vice President for Research, University of Arizona 
The role of the university and university re-opening in a pandemic
8:30-8:45 am
Janko Nikolich-Zugich, Immunobiology, University of Arizona 
The Present and the Future of Pandemic Preparedness-CGAPS
8:45-9:15 am
Emily Zielinski Gutierrez, CDC
CDC’s Role in Responding to the COVID19 Pandemic in Central America
9:15-9:45 am
Lynda Stuart, Gates Foundation
Variants of concern - why health security must be global
9:45-10:15 am
Stacey Schultz-Cherry, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, WHO
Tracking Influenza Viruses with Pandemic Potential; Impact of the Virus and the Host
10:15-10:30 am
BREAK
10:30-10:45 am
HEROES-Karen Lutrick and Katherine Ellingson, University of Arizona,
Public Health Epidemiology and Immunology of COVID-19 in
Essential Workers: The AZ-HEROES Cohort
10:45-11:00 am
Kristen Pogreba-Brown and Felina Cordova-Marks, University of Arizona, Public Health
The Arizona CoVHORT – A Prospective CoVID-19 Cohort: An Overview and Tribal Engagement
11:00-11:15 am
Bonnie LaFleur, University of Arizona
Emergency Use Authorizations for Testing: What we Got Right and What Needs Work
11:15-11:30 am
Joe Gerald, Public Health, University of Arizona 
Media Engagement: A COVID-19 Outreach and Advocacy Tool
11:30 am-11:50 pm
Emma Hodcroft,
NextStrain In the Summertime: Spread of novel SARS-CoV-2 variant 'EU1' across Europe
11:50-12:20 pm
Q & A
12:20-1:15 pm
LUNCH
1:15-1:45 pm
Tim Lant, Arizona State University Modeling pandemics:
A retrospective of COVID-19 in Arizona and implications for the future
1:45-2:15 pm
Nancy Sullivan, National Institutes of Health, VRC
‘Lessons from Ebola for future pandemic preparedness’
2:15-2:30 pm
Deepta Bhattacharya, University of Arizona, Immunobiology
Antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 infections and vaccines
2:30-2:45 pm
Monica Kraft, University of Arizona, Medicine
Does Asthma  Confer Protection Against SARS-CoV-2 Infection?
2:45-3:00 pm
BREAK
3:00-3:15 pm
Mike Worobey, University of Arizona, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Origins and emergence of SARS-CoV-2
3:15-3:45 pm
Eva Harris, Berkeley: Friend and Foe: The complex interactions between
dengue and Zika virus immune responses and epidemiology 
3:45-4:15 pm
Vineet Menachery, University of Texas Medical Branch
Unlocking Coronavirus Emergence
4:15-4:45 pm
Jesse Bloom, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Interpreting the evolution of SARS-CoV-2
4:45-5:30 pm
Q & A

March 24, 2021 – PUBLIC SESSION

Times

Speakers and Topics

9:00-9:20 am
Raven Baxter (aka Raven the Science Maven): Information Goes Viral and Mutates
9:20-9:40 am
Vineet Menachery: How do viruses emerge?
9:40-10:00 am
Jesse Bloom: What’s a mutation and why do I care?
10:00-10:20 am
Emma Hodcroft: Tracking the pandemic and doing it better?
10:20-10:40 am
Stacey Schultz-Cherry: What is a pandemic response plan?
10:40-10:50 am
BREAK
10:50-11:10 am
Lynda Stuart: How has COVID-19 impacted underserved populations?
How do we manage global vaccine distribution? 
11:10-11:30am
Amanda Sokan: What have we learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and
how do we better protect the elder population in future pandemics?
11:30-11:50 am
Eva Harris: Why and how do we facilitate science and information
exchange across borders?  
11:50 am -12:10 pm
Tim Lant: What is the role of modeling in pandemic preparedness and response?
12:10-1:00 pm
LUNCH
1:00-1:20 pm
Kizzmekia Corbett: What are vaccines, how do they work, why are they safe?
1:20-1:40 pm
Kacey Ernst: How is human activity contributing to pandemics and
how do communities build resilience in the face of pandemic threats?
1:40-2:30 pm
Panel Discussion
2:30-2:45 pm
PSA winners and Closing remarks