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May 2021 25
Time: 8:30 AM

Tuesday, May 18 from 7AM-10:30AM EST | Friday, May 21 from 8AM-11:30AM EST | Tuesday, May 25 from 8AM-11:30AM EST

The global response to COVID-19 has pushed the boundaries on what is possible for rapid pandemic response in several areas, including advancing vaccine research and development, bolstering vaccine distribution and supply chains, reinforcing non-vaccine public health interventions and countermeasures, and encouraging global coordination, partnerships and financing. Furthermore, the global COVID-19 response has provided new data around the efficacy and best practices surrounding pandemic planning and response.

This global public workshop will convene international experts, thought-leaders, and other stakeholders to discuss the emerging evidence on these unprecedented actions related to COVID-19 that could inform and advance pandemic and seasonal influenza vaccine preparedness efforts and subsequent response.

The workshop will feature invited presentations and discussions to:

  • Highlight late-breaking developments in vaccine R&D or manufacturing that can inform future pandemic influenza planning.
  • Explore current global coordination frameworks and opportunities for future pandemic planning, including funding mobilization, technology transfer, and surveillance and data sharing.
  • Discuss lessons learned from COVID-19 vaccine rollout and delivery, as well as public health countermeasures sourcing, including inventory unpredictability and cascading effects of shortages of critical inputs and ancillary materials.
  • Explore gaps in One Health governance, global surveillance, and risk assessment.
  • Highlight equity challenges in the “last mile” of medical product delivery, and needs identified in order to improve future planning and deployment of products.
  • Explore innovations in surveillance and data sharing during COVID-19 and other epidemics that can be adapted and scaled for future influenza events.
  • Discuss best practices for communicating emerging research and building public confidence in vaccines and public health measures.

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