16 Sep 2020
17:30 - 19:00
Medicine & Health
COVID-19: International Panel Discussion
Webinar on COVID-19 research with leading international experts
COVID-19 is placing the world in a stress test that is unprecedented. In response, organizations across sectors from research to nonprofit are mobilizing resources and taking action.
This 3-part, free webinar series in September will highlight the BRCCH’s ongoing collaborative research efforts in Switzerland, as well as dip into the global conversation about the current challenges and latest developments in the race to respond to the pandemic, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries. We will take an in-depth look into the recently BRCCH supported projects focused on diagnostics and the immunology of COVID-19 and others that focus on novel medical interventions for COVID-19.
During the panel discussion on September 16, we will hear first hand from international experts about the current landscape of public health and how technology and partnerships spanning borders could meet current challenges in the pandemic.
2 September 2020: Diagnostics and Immunology of COVID-19
- Janos Vörös (ETH Zurich) & Michael Osthoff (University Hospital Basel): A mobile, rapid diagnostic test system for COVID-19 based on lateral flow assays diagnosing SARS-CoV-2 infections at point-of-need
- Andreas Moor (ETH Zurich): B cell immunity in convalescent COVID-19 patients with the aim of identifying high-affinity antibodies against SARS-CoV-2
9 September 2020: Novel Medical Interventions for COVID-19
- Melissa Penny (Swiss TPH) & Roland Regoes (ETH Zurich): Modelling and machine learning to optimise medical interventions and health strategies for emergency response to the pandemic
- Thomas Erb (University Children's Hospital Basel) & Mirko Meboldt (ETH Zurich): The challenge of ventilation in the COVID-19 pandemic - improved patient care with low-cost ventilators based on novel integrated pressure sensors
16 September 2020: International Panel Discussion
Leading international experts in global public health, epidemiology, digital health and medical technology
will discuss the challenges of the pandemic with special focus on the Global South. Ask your questions during the live Q&A or submit them upon registration.
Speakers: Alain Labrique (Global mHealth Initiative, Johns Hopkins University); Solomzi Makohliso (EssentialTech, EPFL); Marcel Tanner (Swiss Academy of Sciences | Fondation Botnar); Akhona Tshangela (Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention). Moderator: Maxine Mackintosh, The Alan Turing Institute & The Health Foundation | One HealthTech
Botnar Research Centre for Child Health
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