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Welcome

Florida International University (FIU) is proud to present the second of three virtual events as part of the COVID-19 Vaccines: A Global Experts' Summit. If you missed the first event, we invite you to watch the video here.

These events are hosted by the Office of the President in collaboration with the Global Health Consortium at Robert Stempel College of Public Health & 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 panel of experts as we discuss the current global challenges and opportunities surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine, the latest on the new SARS-CoV-2 variants, and the efforts underway to stop the spread of the virus. FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg will give opening remarks.

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

Speakers

Dr. Rajiv Chowdhury

Former Associate Professor and Principal Researcher, Global NCD Health,
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

Dr. Maria van Kerkhove

COVID-19 Technical Lead,
WHO Health Emergencies Programme
Switzerland

Dr. Peter Hotez

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

Dr. Angus Thomson

Senior Social Scientist,
Demand for Immunization, UNICEF
France

Moderators

Dr. Francisco Becerra

Regional Adviser, Global Health Consortium at
Robert Stempel College
of Public Health & Social Work,
Florida International University
Former Assistant Director, PAHO
Mexico

Dr. Eneida Roldan

CEO, FIU HealthCare Network,
Florida International University
United States




Panelists

Dr. María Elena Bottazzi

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

Dr. Alfonso J. Rodríguez-Morales

Senior Professor and Senior Researcher,
Faculty of Medicine,
Fundación Universitaria Autónoma de las Américas,
Sede Pereira,
Colombia




Dr. Cuauhtémoc Ruiz-Matus

Chief, Comprehensive Family
Immunization Unit,
PAHO/WHO
United States

Dr. Naveen Thacker

President Elect,
International Pediatric Association (IPA)
Secretary, Child Health Foundation
India

Dr. María Elena Villar

Chair, Department of Communication at the School of Communication + Journalism,
Florida International University
United States

Host Scientific Committee

Dr. Tomás R. Guilarte

Dean, Robert Stempel College
of Public Health & Social Work,
Florida International University
United States


Dr. Peter Hotez

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


Dr. Carlos Espinal

Director, Global Health Consortium at
Robert Stempel College
of Public Health & Social Work,
Florida International University
United States

Dr. María Elena Bottazzi

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

Dr. Francisco Becerra

Regional Adviser, Global Health Consortium at
Robert Stempel College
of Public Health & Social Work,
Florida International University
Former Assistant Director, PAHO
Mexico

Agenda

(All times are listed in EDT/GMT-4.)

 

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Welcome remarks Dr. Carlos Espinal Director, Global Health Consortium at Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work,
Florida International University
United States
Dr. Tomás R. Guilarte Dean, Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work,
Florida International University
United States
Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg President,
Florida International University
United States

 

10:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. Session 1 COVID-19 Vaccination inequalities and hesitancy: What is going on? Moderator: Dr. Francisco Becerra Regional Adviser, Global Health Consortium at Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work,
Florida International University
Former Assistant Director, PAHO
Mexico
COVID-19 present and future Dr. Maria van Kerkhove COVID-19 Technical Lead, WHO Health Emergencies Programme
Switzerland
Getting to herd immunity against vaccine misinformation Dr. Angus Thomson Senior Social Scientist, Demand for Immunization, UNICEF
France
Panel discussion: Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi Associate Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
United States
Dr. Maria van Kerkhove COVID-19 Technical Lead, WHO Health Emergencies Programme
Switzerland
Dr. Naveen Thacker President Elect, International Pediatric Association (IPA)
Secretary, Child Health Foundation
India
Dr. Angus Thomson Senior Social Scientist, Demand for Immunization, UNICEF
France
Dr. María Elena Villar Chair, Department of Communication at the School of Communication + Journalism,
Florida International University
United States

11:55 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Break

 

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Session 2 SARS-CoV-2 impact on public health and NCDs care. Strategies to preserve the public benefits of vaccination. SARS-CoV-2 variants Moderator: Dr. Eneida Roldan CEO, FIU HealthCare Network, Florida International University
United States
The challenges for public health today and after the pandemic: Is the world ready? Dr. Peter Hotez Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
United States
India: COVID-19, from hope to despair Dr. Rajiv Chowdhury Former Associate Professor and Principal Researcher, Global NCD Health,
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
Panel discussion Dr. Rajiv Chowdhury Former Associate Professor and Principal Researcher in Global NCD Health,
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
Dr. Peter Hotez Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
United States
Dr. Alfonso J. Rodríguez-Morales Professor and Senior Researcher,
Faculty of Medicine,
Fundación Universitaria Autónoma de las Américas - Sede Pereira,
Colombia
Dr. Cuauhtémoc Ruiz-Matus Chief, Comprehensive Family Immunization Unit,
PAHO/WHO
United States

 

Closing remarks Dr. Carlos Espinal Director, Global Health Consortium at Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work,
Florida International University
United States
Dr. María Elena Bottazzi Associate Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
United States

Registration

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