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COVID-19 Conversations Webinar Series

The Science of Social Distancing: Part 2

April 1, 2020 | 5:00 to 6:30 pm ET

The second COVID-19 Conversations webinar will discuss benefit-risk analysis of social/physical distancing strategies, including for vulnerable populations; examine strategies for mitigating mental health impacts; and explore what science is available to guide eventual relaxation of measures.

The webinar will feature a panel of expert speakers, including:

  • Sharon Inouye, MD, MPH (Moderator) – Professor of Medicine, Harvard University Medical School; Director, Aging Brain Center, Marcus Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife
  • Anne Schuchat, MD – Principal Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Allison Aiello, PhD – Professor and Social Epidemiology Program Leader, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH – Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Jennifer Nuzzo, DrPH, SM, Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

Speaker presentations will be followed by a Q&A session with the webinar audience.

Register to attend the webinar

Recording Now Available for Webinar 1

Watch a free, 90-minute recording of “The Science of Social Distancing: Part 1.”transcript and slide presentations are also available.

The “COVID-19 Conversations” series of rapid-response webinars from the National Academy of Medicine and the American Public Health Association will address 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 will feature trusted experts in such fields as public health, infectious disease, risk communication, and crisis standards of care. The series will provide 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 on COVID-19 Conversations website. 

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