Organized by Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security
Data Driven Public Health Response to Pandemics: Maximizing Disease Surveillance, Genomic Sequencing, and Epidemic Forecasting
February 24, 2021
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
- 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.
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