COVID-19 has affected 41.5 million people and caused more than 1.1 million deaths globally. Beyond morbidity and mortality, the COVID-19 pandemic has also had an impact on every aspect of our lives, including social, political, and economic.
While much attention is on the medical aspects of preventing and treating SARS-CoV-2 infection, with great anticipation for future therapeutics and/or a vaccine(s), there is a need to highlight myriad interconnected issues that affect our daily lives, with implication for today, tomorrow, and the future.
The region of The Americas (North, Central, and South) currently accounts for approximately half of all COVID-19 cases and 60% of deaths worldwide. COVID-19 in The Americas is a series of panel discussions and plenary sessions that will focus on this heavily affected region, including the most affluent country in the region/world (the United States of America).
COVID-19 in The Americas is sponsored by the AHF Global Public Health Institute and the Institute of Advanced Study of The Americas (both at the University of Miami), and the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC). The virtual educational activity aims to promote multidisciplinary dialogue across 12 tracks:
- Track 1: La Peste in COVID-19
- Track 2: Science of COVID-19
- Track 3: Clinical Management of COVID-19
- Track 4: COVID-19 Mitigation Measures
- Track 5: Politics of COVID-19
- Track 6: Sub-Regional COVID-19 Case Studies
- Track 7: Urban COVID-19 Case Studies
- Track 8: Social Impact of COVID-19
- Track 9: Life Impact of COVID-19
- Track 10: Economic Impact of COVID-19
- Track 11: Lessons Learned from COVID-19
- Track 12: Preventing/Preparing for Future Pandemics
Registration is free-of-charge. Registrants will receive email updates as new panel discussions and plenary sessions are scheduled to take place from October 2020 through March 2021.
COVID-19 in The Americas is a virtual educational activity that will start with four panels taking place the week of October 26, 2020:
Speakers: Jorge Saavedra, Executive Director, AHF Global Public Health Institute at the University of Miami; and José M. Zuniga, President/CEO, International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC)
Panelists: Julio Frenk, President, University of Miami and Michael Weinstein, President, AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; and Ben Wilson, Global Director, Durex
Panelists: Carmen Hernández Cárdenas, Jefa de Áreas Críticas, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias, México; Guillermo Domínguez Cherit, Subdirector Medicina Crítica, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición “Salvador Zubirán”, México; Eduardo Mireles-Cabodevila, Director Médico, Unidad de Terapia Intensiva, Cleveland Clinic, EE.UU.; and Miguel Cieslikovski, Médico Adscrito a la Unidad de Terapa Intensiva, Hospital Francisco J. Muñiz, Argentina
Registrants will receive email updates as new panels and plenaries are scheduled throughout 2020 and 2021.