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COVID-19 Conversations: The Science of Social Distancing: Part 1

March 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A free webinar series from the National Academy of Medicine and APHA on the latest science and strategies.

The first COVID-19 Conversations webinar will review how COVID-19 is transmitted, historical lessons from past pandemics, the state of the science on social distancing, and the targeted and layered nature of how social distancing practices are enacted.

The webinar will feature a panel of expert speakers, including:

  • Nancy Messonnier, MD – Director, Center for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Howard Markel, MD, PhD – George E. Wantz Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine and Director of the Center for the History of Medicine, University of Michigan
  • Marc Lipsitch, DPhil – Director, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Mitch Stripling – National Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Planned Parenthood and former assistant commissioner of Agency Preparedness and Response for New York City

Register here.

Speaker presentations will be followed by a Q&A session with the webinar audience.

The NAM-APHA series of rapid-response webinars will address the state of the science on COVID-19 and explore emerging evidence on how to best mitigate its impact.

Led by a panel of expert advisors chaired by Carlos del Rio and Nicole Lurie, the series will feature trusted experts in such fields as public health, infectious disease, risk communication, and crisis standards of care. The series will provide trustworthy scientific analysis of important developments in the COVID-19 response to inform policymakers, public health practitioners, clinicians, business leaders, and scientists.

All webinars will be recorded and posted on our website.

Information about Part 2 of our webinars on social distancing will be available soon.

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March 25, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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