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Welcome

Florida International University is proud to present COVID-19 Vaccines: A Global Experts’ Summit.

This online event is hosted by the Office of the President in collaboration with the Global Health Consortium and Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, in partnership with the Pan American Health Organization and the National School of Tropical Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine.

Join our distinguished panel of researchers, university experts, and health leaders as they bring us the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines, what is being learned, and the impact of the ongoing vaccination strategies worldwide.

Simultaneous translation into English and Spanish will be offered, and certificates of attendance will be issued to all participants.

Registration is open. We encourage you to share the news among your colleagues and friends.

We look forward to welcoming you to the virtual auditorium.

Host Scientific Committee

Dr. Tomás R. Guilarte

Dean, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Florida International University

Dr. Peter Hotez

Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine,
Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. María Elena Bottazzi

Associate Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine,
Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Carlos Espinal

Interim Chair, Department of Health Policy & Management
Director of the Global Health Consortium, Florida International University

Speakers

Dr. Peter Hotez

Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine,
Baylor College of Medicine

Mr. Chaim Rafalowski

Disaster Management and EU Projects Coordinator, Magen David Adom, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Dr. Ester C Sabino

Associate Professor, Department of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, University of Sāo Paulo, Brazil

Dr. Marco Safadi

Head of Department, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Santa Casa Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil

Dr. Stanley Okolo

Director General, West African Health Organization

Dr. Annelies Wilder-Smith

Member, WHO-IVB-SAGE Working Group on COVID-19 Vaccines

Moderators

Dr. Francisco Becerra

Regional Adviser, Global Health Consortium, Florida International University. Former Assistant Director, PAHO

Dr. María Elena Bottazzi

Associate Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine

Panelists

Dr. Andrés de Francisco

Director, Family, Health Promotion and Life Course, PAHO/WHO

Dr. Cuauhtémoc Ruiz

Unit Chief of Comprehensive Family Immunization, Department of Family, Health Promotion and Life Course, PAHO/WHO




Mr. Thomas Cueni

Director General, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (IFPMA), Geneva, Switzerland

Dr. Oscar Franco

Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Switzerland

Dr. María Aileen Marty

Distinguished University Professor of Infectious Diseases, Department of Translational Medicine, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University

Agenda

(Time zone in the genda is US EST / GMT-5.)

 

10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Welcome remarks Dr. Carlos Espinal Director, Global Health Consortium, Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Florida International University Dr. Tomás R. Guilarte Dean, Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Florida International University Welcome message from Florida International University Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg President, Florida International University

 

10:20 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Session 1 COVID-19 Vaccination: The Global Challenge Moderator: Dr. Francisco Becerra Regional Adviser, Global Health Consortium, Florida International University. Former Assistant Director, PAHO 10:20 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Preventing the next pandemic: Vaccine diplomacy in a time of anti-science Dr. Peter Hotez Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine 10:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Deploying COVID-19 vaccines equitably Dr. Annelies Wilder-Smith Member, WHO-IVB-SAGE Working Group on COVID-19 Vaccines 11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Access to COVID-19 vaccines and equality in West Africa Dr. Stanley Okolo Director General, West African Health Organization 11:20 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Panel discussion Moderator: Dr. Francisco Becerra Regional Adviser, Global Health Consortium, Florida International University. Former Assistant Director, PAHO Panelists: Dr. Andrés de Francisco Director, Family, Health Promotion and Life Course, PAHO/WHO Mr. Thomas B. Cueni Director General, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (IFPMA), Geneva, Switzerland Dr. Oscar Franco Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health,
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Switzerland
Dr. Peter Hotez Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine Dr. Annelies Wilder-Smith Member, WHO-IVB-SAGE Working Group on COVID-19 Vaccines

12:15 p.m. - 12:25 p.m. Break

 

12:25 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Session 2 SARS-CoV-2 new variants, new waves, and vaccines: Strategies to preserve the public benefits of vaccination Moderator: Dr. María Elena Bottazzi Associate Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine 12:25 p.m. 12:45 p.m. Resurgence of COVID-19 in Manaus, Brazil despite high seroprevalence: What is the role of natural herd immunity? Dr. Ester C. Sabino Associate Professor, Department of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, University of Sāo Paulo, Brazil 12:45 p.m. – 1:05 p.m. Israel vaccination program: A model for implementation and impact estimation Chaim Rafalowski Disaster Management and EU Projects Coordinator,
Magen David Adom, Tel-Aviv, Israel
1:05 p.m. – 1:25 p.m. COVID-19 vaccine implementation in Latin America Dr. Marco Safadi Head of Department, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Santa Casa Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil 1:25 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Panel discussion Moderator: Dr. María Elena Bottazzi Associate Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine Panelists: Dr. María Aileen Marty Distinguished University Professor of Infectious Diseases, Department of Translational Medicine, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University Dr. Cuauhtémoc Ruiz Unit Chief of Comprehensive Family Immunization, Department of Family, Health Promotion and Life Course, PAHO/WHO Dr. Peter Hotez Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine Dr. Marco Safadi Head of Department, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Santa Casa Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil Chaim Rafalowski Disaster Management and EU Projects Coordinator,
Magen David Adom, Tel-Aviv, Israel

 

2:00 p.m. Closing remarks Dr. Carlos Espinal Dr. María Elena Bottazzi