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Pandemic Planning
Health care professionals will be updated on the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Asia Pacific region. Could we have been better prepared this time? What might future pandemics might look like? What are the current risks?

Our expert panelists will discuss the management of the COVID-19 pandemic in the absence of an antiviral intervention, the effectiveness of lockdown and it's economic impacts.

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

a. Describe the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic
b. Examine the success of preparedness for the current pandemic.
c. Analyse the management of the COVID-19 pandemic:
i. In the absence of an antiviral intervention
ii. Effectiveness of lock-down
iii. Economic impact
d. Identify the current risks and challenges during the pandemic.
e. Distinguish what future pandemics may look like?

Nov 24, 2020 06:00 PM in Hong Kong SAR

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Professor David Smith
Medical Virologist @Director, APACI
Clinical Professor David Smith is a Medical Virologist at PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA and Director of the PathWest QE2 Network. He is also a Clinical Professor in the School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Western Australia, and Director of the National Influenza Centre at PathWest. He chairs the Public Health Laboratory Network and is a Director of the Asia-Pacific Alliance for the Control of Influenza. He has a particular interest in influenza and other respiratory viruses, mosquito-borne viruses and emerging infections.
Professor Paul Anantharajah Tambyah
President-Elect @International Society for Infectious Diseases
Paul is a professor of infectious diseases, a politician, and a writer. He became an associate Professor of Medicine in 2001 and eventually became a full professor in 2013 and subsequently became a president of the Asia-Pacific Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infection and led the Singapore Society of Infectious Diseases from 2011 to 2015. He is also one of the committee members of the Action for Aids Singapore, the only HIV/AIDS agency in Singapore. He became the assistant Dean at the National University of Singapore's Faculty of Medicine in 2015. In June this year, he became a president-elect of the International Society for Infectious Diseases, set to become the first Singaporean to hold the position and is expected to start his term in 2022.
A/Prof Lance Jennings
Clinical Virologist @University of Otago
Lance Jennings is Clinical Virologist to the Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch, New Zealand. He is also Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) National Measles Laboratory, Clinical Associate Professor in the Pathology Department, University of Otago, a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, London, and a Founding Fellow of the Science Faculty, Royal Australasian College of Pathologists. He serves on several Ministry of Health and Ministry of Agriculture Advisory Committees, and is on the editorial board of the International Society for Influenza and other Respiratory Virus Disease (ISIRV) journal Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses. Dr Jennings has also been a member of WHO/Western Pacific Region Office (WPRO) Avian Influenza Outbreak Response (2004) and Expert Influenza (2005) teams in Asia.