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Wednesday, November 10 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
153: Learning from COVID-19 international responses in order to build greater resiliency in Canada

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This moderated panel will bring together presentations by scientists, researchers, and decision-makers of national and international caliber to discuss, debate, and identify opportunities for post-pandemic recovery in Canada. The world is facing an extraordinary multidimensional crisis that demands innovative science-informed strategic responses. While the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic over a year ago, COVID-19 infection and death rates are still accelerating in many parts of the world. In response to the emerging trends in COVID-19 pandemic, countries are exploring targeted and strategic responses to proactively address the COVID-19 outbreaks, rather than taking a reactive approach and implementing nationwide “lockdowns”. This panel will explore the strategic measures that have either worked to flatten the COVID-19 curve among various countries or become essential to consider for post-pandemic recovery. The panelists will discuss the “critical pivot points”, where and how scientific innovations and coherent strategic decisions can best focus with coherent contributions from the public, private, and academia to support a transition towards more equitable, sustainable, and resilient futures in Canada.

Organized by: Health Canada

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Dr. Pascal Michel

Chief Science Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada
 Dr. Pascal Michel is the Chief Science Officer of the Public Health Agency of Canada.  In this role, he is mainly responsible for overseeing and leading excellence and innovation in Agency science as well as to provide corporate leadership on science-policy issues. Prior to his... Read More →

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Catalina Lopez-Correa

Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer, CanCOGeN
Executive Director of a $40M initiative to advance the use of genomics to help us understand and control the COVID19 pandemic. She has worked in research and innovation for more than 20 years, in 7 different countries, in the academic and private sectors. She has worked with different... Read More →
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Dr. John Bell

Senior Scientist, The Ottawa Hospital | Professor, Depts. Of Medicine and Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa | Scientific Director, BioCanRx | Director, Canadian Oncolytic Virus Consortium, PhD
He/himDr. John Bell is a world-renowned thought leader in oncolytic virus research and development. In addition to his many academic contributions to the field, Dr. Bell established a GMP manufacturing program that has produced clinical grade oncolytic viruses for worldwide use in... Read More →
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Dr. Sarah Bennett

Commander, United States Public Health Service
Sarah Bennett (Commander, United States Public Health Service) is a Medical Officer and epidemiologist and Lead for CDC’s COVID-19 Response International Task Force responsible for supporting COVID-19 pandemic response activities in more than 60 countries. Dr. Bennett regularly... Read More →
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Yujin Jeong

Director for International Affairs, Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency
Ms. Yujin Jeong was appointed as Director for International Affairs at Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency in 2020. She oversees KDCA's international coordination and partnership with the overarching goal of achieving bilateral, regional and global cooperation for effective... Read More →
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Michael G. Baker

Professor of Public Health, Department of Public Health, University of Otago
Michael is passionate about opportunities to organise society in ways that promote health, equity and sustainability. His work during 2020-21 has been dominated by assisting with the Covid-19 pandemic response. He is a member of the Ministry of Health’s Covid-19 Technical Advisory... Read More →
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Cecile Viboud

Senior Staff Scientist, Fogarty International Center
Cecile Viboud is a senior research scientist in the Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies of the Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, USA. Her research focuses on the epidemiology and transmission dynamics of acute viral infections... Read More →

Wednesday November 10, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EST