ARE WE WINNING THE WAR ON COVID-19?

Will COVID-19 ever disappear?

In the latest update on COVID-19 in WHO website, “As of 12 June 2022, over 533 million confirmed cases and over 6.3 million deaths have been reported globally”. This pandemic has been all about whether you caught Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta or Omicron variants and whether AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna can provide better protection against which COVID-19 ... and for how long?

The prolonged mental and physical impacts on people have caused frustration for people who caught COVID. A recent report by the World Bank, the COVID pandemic has “dramatically increased levels of private and public debt in the world economy”. The World Bank went on to say that households and small business have been burdened with unsustainable debt levels due to lockdown and social distancing measures.

This seminar will provide, firstly an insight into some of the challenges currently faced within our community with regards to the transmission, severity of hospitalisation when different variants of COVID- 19 arise ... and secondly, how the genetic variations can give Coronavirus advantages to its antigenicity, transmission and disease severity.

Finally, this seminar will answer the question of whether we have the upper hand in this fight to defeat COVID-19? What additional tools and methods we be required to suppress the pandemic transmission and ultimately save lives; both here in Australia and across the world.

PROGRAMME


5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Registration

5:30 pm - 5:40 pm Introduction: Dr Alan Heritage, MASM - CAPSIG NSW

5:40 pm - 6:10 pm Epidemiology of COVID-19 Variants – Do They Matter? Associate Professor David Muscatello, School of Public Health and Community Medicine - University of New South Wales

6:10 pm - 6:40 pm Phenotypic Tracking of Contemporary SARS CoV-2 Variants: Real Time Observations for Vaccines, Therapeutics, Transmission and Disease Severity: Associate Professor Stuart Turville, The Kirby Institute - University of New South Wales

6:40 pm - 7:10 pm Towards Sovereign (m)RNA Manufacturing in Australia: Professor Pall Thordarson, RNA Institute - University of New South Wales

7:10 pm - 7:20pm Questions and Discussion

7:30 pm - Onwards Dinner

COST
$75 per person. Cheques payable to CAPSIG - NSW (CAPSIG is a non-profit group with annual turn-over less than the statutory limit and hence GST is not applicable).

RSVP
Friday 15 July 2022

ENQUIRIES
Ms. Melissa J Bourke on 0416 036 443
Email: melissa.bourke@biomerieux.com

BOOKINGS
Download and Print Seminar Booking Form

NSW Upcoming Events

DATE
20 JULY 2022

VENUE
Heritage Room
Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL
20-26 Canterbury Road, Hurlstone Park

EVENT SPONSORS

ALS
Biomerieux
Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing
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