LabRoots Continues its Coronavirus Virtual Event Series, scheduled on September 17th, 2020

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This forum will address the latest advancements in epidemiology, infection control and prevention recommendations and clinical management surrounding the COVID-19 disease

Coronavirus Virtual Event Series

LabRoots the leading scientific social networking website offering premier, interactive virtual events and webinars, today announced the third event of its free, online Coronavirus Virtual Event Series hosted on September 17th. The preceding events (April 2 and June 17), endured record attendance and this conference aims to yield the same audience enthusiasm and excellent participation. The Series will continue through December.

Hosting approximately over 12,000 innovative researchers, healthcare and medical experts, clinicians, top scientists and epidemiologists, and industry and academia professionals from across the globe, the agenda will showcase some of the brightest minds sharing up-to-date insights about the origins and symptoms of the virus, testing, research and diagnostics, clinical manifestations of COVID-19, and prevention, containment, and transmission discoveries.

A powerful lineup of well-renowned speakers will introduce important topics for discussion including, Coronaviruses: History, Biology and Innate Immune Antagonism, purification of cells from SARS-CoV-2 convalescent samples and potentially infectious materials with fluorescent-activated cell sorting, host and viral transcriptomes during COVID-19 infection, antibody therapy against SARS-CoV-2: a global collaboration, repurposing in COVID-19: can we identify new antivirals, ultra-fast one step RT-PCR protocol for the detection of SARS-CoV-2, and insights into SARS-CoV-2 biology rounding out just a few of the highlighted presentations.

Kicking off the day, Ashish K. Jha, M.D, M.P.H., Dean, Brown University School of Public Health will deliver a keynote address: “The American Response to COVID-19: what went right, what went wrong,” to understand the role of the US federal government in testing and other disease containment strategies, and how the US federalism led to a diversity of responses and outcomes in this pandemic.

Jha will be joined by other impressive notable keynoters including:
Ali H. Mokdad, PhD, Chief Strategy Officer, Population Health, University of Washington – “IHME COVID-19 projections for the US: Strategies to reduce the spread.”

Sumit Chanda, PhD, Director & Professor, Immunity & Pathogenesis Program, Sandford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute – “Discovery of SARS-CoV-2 antivirals through large-scale repositioning studies.”

Jürgen A. Richt, DVM, PhD, Regents Distinguished Professor at KSU, University Distinguished Professor, Director - Center on Emerging & Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (CEZID), NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence – “SARS-CoV-2 susceptibility, transmission and reinfection in domestic cats.”

Nevan Krogan, PhD, Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, UCSF, Director of the Quantitative Bioscience Institute (QBI); and Jacqueline Fabius, Chief Operating Officer, QBI, panel discussion – “The formation of an International Collaborative Network to find COVID-19 Therapeutics.”

Labroot’s virtual conferences have allowed my teams to participate in first-rate conferences on their own schedule without the need for travel for years,” said Matthew Flegal, Senior Manager InVivo Sciences, Charles River. "As a presenter, LabRoots has refined their platform to the point where the technology is simple to use and reliable with highly experienced people to help me. Now that we are in the time of the pandemic, this had made them even more vital to sharing information and continuing education in my field and LabRoots is an outstanding resource for all of us.”

“As the COVID-19 crisis has evolved further, LabRoots is proud to have assembled this unprecedented program of leading experts who will share their vision, expertise and knowledge with the scientific community,” said Greg Cruikshank, Chief Executive Officer of LabRoots. “Our top priority is to keep our attendees well informed, drive innovation in the healthcare space, and facilitate collaboration in response to COVID-19.”

Produced on LabRoots’ robust platform, connecting across all desktop and mobile devices, the interactive environment includes a lobby, auditorium, poster hall, exhibit hall (driving innovations and highlighting the latest products and technologies), and networking lounge allowing a complete educational experience for all attendees. By participating in this series, you can earn 1 Continuing Education credit per presentation.

For more information or to register for the event, click here. Participants can follow the conversation online by using #LRcoronavirus.

About LabRoots
LabRoots is the leading scientific social networking website, and primary source for scientific trending news and premier educational virtual events and webinars and more. Contributing to the advancement of science through content sharing capabilities, LabRoots is a powerful advocate in amplifying global networks and communities. Founded in 2008, LabRoots emphasizes digital innovation in scientific collaboration and learning. Offering more than articles and webcasts that go beyond the mundane and explore the latest discoveries in the world of science, LabRoots users can stay atop their field by gaining continuing education credits from a wide range of topics through their participation in the webinars and virtual events.

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