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18 Mai 2020 de 21:00 à 22:00

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Région(s) concernées par cet événement: Tunisie
Domaines concernées par cet événement: Santé

Join us for this #AmericanCenter live chat with Dr. Peter Hotez, a world leader in vaccine development who is currently working on a #COVID19 vaccine with his team in the United States. Hotez’s expertise is widely sought after by top news outlets, and Al Arabiya, CNN, the New York Times, and other media have interviewed him recently regarding COVID-19. During this event, Hotez will discuss the efforts of his team and the international scientific community to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Hotez previously served as a U.S. Department of State Science Envoy to Tunisia..

📆 Wednesday, May 20, 2020
🕑 21:00 – 22:00
⏳Register by May 19 at noon: https://forms.gle/bNmjBksvifRLQncu8

MORE ABOUT THE EVENT:
Dr. Peter Hotez visited Tunisia in 2015 in his capacity as a U.S. Science Envoy, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. During his visit, he worked with Tunisian vaccinologists at Pasteur Institute on building vaccine development capacity. A true believer in « vaccine diplomacy, » Dr. Hotez is excited to connect with Tunisians again during this event.
🔹Dr. Hotez will share information about his team’s development of prototype vaccines and what comes next. He will also discuss the role of the World Health Organization (WHO) in ensuring that vaccines reach all countries and populations.
🔹Dr. Hotez will take questions from the audience in a discussion aimed at scientific sharing of knowledge and expertise.
🔹We expect this to be a fairly high-level scientific discussion. Medical professionals, researchers, and students with an interest in medicine and public health are highly encouraged to join!

MORE ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D. is Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine, where he is also the Director of the Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) and Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics. He is also University Professor at Baylor University, and Fellow in Disease and Poverty at the James A Baker III Institute for Public Policy.
Dr. Hotez is an internationally-recognized physician-scientist in neglected tropical diseases and vaccine development. He has authored more than 400 original papers and several books. Among many other professional appointments, he served as a U.S. Science Envoy for the U.S. Department of State from 2014-2016. For his Zika-related efforts, in 2017 FORTUNE Magazine named him as one of the 34 most influential people in health care. He appears frequently on television (including BBC, CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC), radio, and in newspaper interviews (including the New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal).

Learn more about Peter here (and Google to see his recent COVID-19 related media interviews):
🔹https://peterhotez.org/
🔹https://www.bcm.edu/people/view/peter-hotez-m-d-ph-d/b1846a47-ffed-11e2-be68-080027880ca6

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