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1st Webinar on COVID-19 | How to Avoid a New Lockdown?

17/04/2020

Viruses, COVID19, CoronaVirus, Lockdown, outbreak
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State-of-the-Art Webinar on COVID-19 Research

Webinar 1: How to Avoid a New Lockdown?

As part of the COVID-19 free webinar series, we would like to discuss the current state of research in the context of the corona crisis and also focus on the acute and long-term influence of the current situation. The webinar series is chaired by Prof. Dr. Antoine Flahault, Director of the Institute of Global Health, University of Geneva, Switzerland.


Time: 17 April 2020 3:30pm (CEST) | 9:30am (EDT) | 9:30pm (CST)

Webinar Secretariat: [email protected]


The following expert researchers will present and speak:

Prof. Dr. Antoine Flahault

Prof. Dr. Evelyne Bischof

Director of the Institute of Global Health, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Associate Professor, Shanghai University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Shanghai, China

Research physician, University Hospital of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Antoine Flahault MD, PhD in biomathematics. He was appointed as full professor of public health in 2002. He was the founding director of the French School of Public Health (EHESP, Rennes, 2007-2012), co-director of Centre Virchow-Villermé for Public Health Paris-Berlin (Université Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité), co-director of the European Academic Global Health Alliance (EAGHA),and president of the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA). He conducted research in mathematical modelling of communicable diseases, chaired the WHO collaborative centre for electronic disease surveillance, and coordinated research on Chikungunya in Indian Ocean (Inserm Prize, 2006; was scientific curator of a large exhibition Epidemik, la Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie (Paris, Rio and Sao Paulo)). In January 2014, he was appointed as professor of public health at School of Medicine, University of Geneva where he is the founding director of the Institute of Global Health. He was elected corresponding member at Académie Nationale de Médecine (Paris). In January 2014, he had more than 235 scientific publication referenced in Medline.

Evelyne Yehudit Bischof (Biskup), MD, MPH and Associate Professor at Shanghai University of Medicine and Health Sciences. Trained a.e. at Harvard Medical School affiliated hospitals (Mass General Hospital, Beth Israel MD, Dana Farber) and Columbia University NYC. Specialist in internal medicine, with research focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital health, especially in the fields of oncology, preventative and precision medicine, biogerontology, and geronto-oncology. Special interest in Gender medicine, chair of the IMAGINE group (Gender Group of the European Federation of Internal Medicine https://www.efim.org/working-groups/internal-medicine-assessment-gender-differences-europe-imagine ) and member of the Gender and COVID-19 Working Group. Published over 70 peer-reviewed papers, frequent speaker at scientific and medical conferences. Spent a decade practicing medicine, lecturing at medical schools and performing clinical and translational research in New York, Shanghai and Basel, with extensive experience in scientific research and clinical practice at the following well-known and highly reputable institutions: Fudan Cancer Institute and Hospital, Shanghai; Zhongshan Hospital (Fudan University), Renji Hospital (Jiaotong University) and Shanghai East Hospital (Tongji University). Based on education: working in medicine on an international and cross-cultural level, e.g. as a board member of the European Federation of Internal medicine, Swiss Society of Internal Medicine, and more. Motivation: “Instruction does much, but encouragement everything." J.W.v.Goethe

Program

The webinar will start at 3:30 pm (CEST) and last maximum 2 hours.

Speaker

Presentation

Time

Prof. Dr. Flahault

How to avoid a new lockdown.

3:30 pm (CEST)

Prof. Dr. Bischof

Focus on China: How to avoid a new lockdown.

4:10 pm (CEST)

Q&A

4:25 pm (CEST)

Webinar Content

On Friday 17 April 2020, MDPI and Sciforum organised their first webinar on the most relevant and talked about topic of the moment: COVID-19. The State-of-the-Art Webinars on COVID-19 is a series of webinars presenting different talks on this specific coronavirus.

The topic of the first webinar of the COVID-19 series discussed how to avoid a new lockdown. The Chair of the online seminar, Prof. Dr. Antoine Flahault, Director of the Institute of Global Health at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, explained how a second lockdown could be avoided in general, but also in the context of Europe. Professor Flahault then proceeded to answer questions from the audience.

The second guest speaker was Prof. Dr. Evelyne Bischof who is an Associate Professor in Shanghai University of Medicine and Health Sciences and a Research Physician at the University Hospital of Basel in Switzerland. As she was in China during the lockdown and is currently still residing there, she shared her hands-on experience with the audience and put forward different strategies in order to possibly avoid a second wave.

The webinar was offered via Zoom and required registration in order to attend, however, the full recording can be found below.

The next edition of the State-of-the-Art Webinars on COVID-19 will be held on Wednesday 29 April 2020 at 3:00pm (CEST). The guest speaker will be Prof. Dr. Susan Weiss, Professor of Microbiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She will be giving an introductory presentation entitled: “Coronaviruses: history, replication, innate immune antagonism”. You can register here.

COVID-19 Academic Resources Center

To support health researchers and professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic, MDPI has established the COVID-19 Academic Resources Center. It contains a variety of information related to COVID-19 available from MDPI, including journal articles, special issues, and Preprints, among others.

COVID-19 Academic Resources Center

To support health researchers and professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic, MDPI has established the COVID-19 Academic Resources Center. It contains a variety of information related to COVID-19 available from MDPI, including journal articles, special issues, and Preprints, among others.

Relevant Special Issues in MDPI Journals

Special Issues in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Risk Management of COVID-19 and Public Health: Medical, Economic, Finance, Business, Political and Educational Implications
Editors: Michael McAleer, Chia-Lin Chang, Daniel J. Slottje, Teodosio Pérez Amaral
Accepting submissions until 30 April 2021

Old and New Epidemiological Alerts: Prevention and Control of COVID-19, Candida auris, Measels, MDR and Other Infectious Diseases
Editors: Jadwiga Wojkowska-Mach, Maria Luisa Moro, Monika Chlebowicz, Anna Różańska
Accepting submissions until 28 February 2021

COVID-19 Global threat: Information or Panic
Editors: Carlos de las Heras-Pedrosa, Carmen Jambrino-Maldonado, Patricia P. Iglesias-Sánchez, Jose Ignacio Peláez-Sánchez
Accepting submissions until 20 December 2020

SARS-CoV2 and COVID-19 Outbreak: Lessons, Burning Points and Perspectives
Editor: Evelyne Bischof
Accepting submissions until 31 October 2020


Special Issues in Pharmaceuticals

COVID-19 in Pharmaceuticals
Editors: Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde, Annie Mayence
Accepting submissions until 15 November 2020

Articles in COVID-19 in Pharmaceuticals

COVID-19: An update about the Discovery Clinical Trial
Editor: Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde
Submission closed.

COVID-19: A Brief Overview of the Discovery Clinical Trial
Editor: Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde
Submission closed.


Special Issues in Sustainability

COVID-19: Defense Strategies and Technologies
Editor: Silvano Vergura
Accepting submissions until 31 August 2021

Circular Economy in the COVID-19 Era
Editors: Jouni Korhonen and Juha-Pekka Snäkin
Accepting submissions until 15 December 2020

ICMTs for Sustainability in the Post COVID-19 Era: Revisiting Conceptual and Policy Narratives
Editors: Ravi S. Sharma, Stephen Bekoe and Aijaz A. Shaikh
Accepting submissions until 31 October 2020

Working during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic
Editors: Emanuele Cannizzaro, Ramaci Tiziana, Massimiliano Barattucci and Fulvio Plescia
Accepting submissions until 15 April 2021

Sustainability vs Uncontrollability: COVID-19 and Crisis Impact on the Hospitality and Tourism Community
Editors: Myong Jae Lee and Saehya Ann
Accepting submissions until 31 January 2021

Pilgrimage and Sustainability in the Post COVID 19 Era
Editor: Noga Collins-Kreiner
Accepting submissions until 10 June 2021


Special Issue in Viruses

Pathogenesis of Human and Animal Coronaviruses
Editor: Andrew Davidson
Accepting submissions until 15 September 2020

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