Data Driven Public Health Response to Pandemics: Maximizing Disease Surveillance, Genomic Sequencing, and Epidemic Forecasting
Join us on Wednesday, February 24 at 11am (ET) for the Capitol Hill Steering Committee on Pandemic Preparedness and Health Security webinar: Data Driven Public Health Response to Pandemics: Maximizing Disease Surveillance, Genomic Sequencing, and Epidemic Forecasting.
The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the need for enhanced disease surveillance capabilities both domestically and abroad. Epidemiological data has been the backbone for the global response to COVID-19. The country’s COVID-19 experience has highlighted gaps in our domestic system and the need to increase our current capacity. The recent emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern with potential for increased transmission have sparked discussion on the need for genomic surveillance, adding to the conversation on what we can be doing as a country now to improve our COVID-19 response.
This webinar will address the current status of domestic disease surveillance and open a dialogue on how we can become better prepared for future public health threats.
• Anita Cicero, JD, Deputy Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security
• Caitlin Rivers, PhD, MPH, Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security
• Dave O'Connor, University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne
• Dylan George, PhD, Vice President, B.Next, In-Q-Tel
The moderated panel will be followed by a Q&A session. Congressional staff, other stakeholders, and media are invited.