The Road to Immunity During COVID-19: Developing & Distributing a Vaccine

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Jun 10 2020, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EST


COVID-19 Conversations A Webinar Series

Responding to COVID-19: A Science-Based Approach


Brought to you by the American Public Health Association and the National Academy of Medicine, the COVID-19 Conversations webinar series is exploring the state of the science surrounding the current outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States and globally, with a focus on the emerging evidence on how to best mitigate its impact. Hear from trusted experts in such fields as public health, infectious disease, risk communication, and crisis standards of care.

The ninth COVID-19 Conversations webinar will discuss the road to immunity during COVID-19, including the basics of vaccine development, how developing a vaccine for COVID-19 differs from "traditional" vaccine development, and what actions can be taken now and in the coming months to ensure that our supply chain is ready to manufacture millions of doses of a vaccine.


The webinar's panel of expert speakers:

  • Paul A. Offit, MD (Moderator) — Director, Vaccine Education Center and attending physician, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • John R. Mascola, MD — Director, Dale and Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Kathleen M. Neuzil, MD, MPH, FIDSA — Myron M. Levine, MD Professor in Vaccinology and Director, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Richard J. Hatchett, MD — Chief Executive Officer, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations
  • Seth Berkley — Chief Executive Officer, Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance

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

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