COVID-19 Testing: Possibilities, Challenges, and Ensuring Equity
April 22, 2020 | 5 – 6:30 p.m. ET
The fifth COVID-19 Conversations webinar will provide an update on the state of testing for COVID-19, what data the different tests being developed will provide, how we can use that data to inform plans to ease physical distancing, and the equity issues we must all consider regarding what populations can access testing and how we can ensure equal access for all.
The webinar’s panel of expert speakers:
- David Relman, MD (Moderator) – Thomas C. and Joan M. Merigan Professor and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University
- Jill Taylor, PhD – Director, Wadsworth Center, New York State Public Health Department
- Ashish Jha, MD, MPH – Director, Harvard Global Health Institute and K. T. Li Professor of Global Health, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
- Georges C. Benjamin, MD – Executive Director, American Public Health Association
Speaker presentations will be followed by a Q&A session with the webinar audience.
Recordings Now Available for Previous Webinars
The “COVID-19 Conversations” series of rapid-response webinars from the National Academy of Medicine and the American Public Health Association is addressing the state of the science on COVID-19 and explore emerging evidence on how to best mitigate its impact.
Led by a panel of expert advisors chaired by Carlos del Rio and Nicole Lurie, the series features trusted experts in such fields as public health, infectious disease, risk communication, and crisis standards of care. The series is providing trustworthy scientific analysis of important developments in the COVID-19 response to inform policymakers, public health practitioners, clinicians, business leaders, and scientists.
All webinars will be recorded and posted here.