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2nd Virtual COV-IRT COVID-19 Symposium

Tuesday, June 30, 2020  
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The COVID-19 International Research Team (COV-IRT) is hosting their 2nd virtual COVID-19 Symposium on Friday, July 17th, starting at 8:00am PDT. 

To register for the symposium and for more detailed information, click here.

The first COV-IRT Symposium presented cutting-edge COVID-19 research via multi-disciplinary perspectives with emphasis on bioinformatics and data analytics. The first COV-IRT Symposium was held virtually on April 17, 2020, was a huge success, attracting approximately 1,400 Zoom registrants and approximately 3,100 views on Facebook live stream. Due to the success of this first symposium, COV-IRT has now organized a great lineup of speakers for their 2nd Symposium which includes topics from vaccine development, plasma therapy, the NASA-Developed ventilator (VITAL), various COVID-19 platforms, basic COVID-19 biology, and diagnostics. Some featured speakers for our symposium includes: 

  • Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, a viral immunologist leading NIAID/NIH for vaccine development;
  • Dr. Peter Hotez, an internationally-recognized physician-scientist in neglected tropical diseases and vaccine development. Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine where he is also the Director of the Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) and Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics.  He is also University Professor at Baylor University, and Fellow in Disease and Poverty at the James A Baker III Institute for Public Policy.
  • Dr. Michael Joyner, a professor at the Mayo Clinic who is leading a national program sponsored by the U.S. Government to coordinate the collection and distribution of COVID-19 convalescent plasma for the treatment of individuals with severe or life-threatening disease.
  • Dr. Melissa Haendel, leading the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) program backed by the NIH. She is also an Associate Professor of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Co-Director, OHSU Library, Library, Director of the Ontology Development Group, Library.

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