The Global Health Security Network will be hosting regular webinars throughout the year covering all global health topics.
As a member we want to hear from you on the topics you are most interested in and who you would like to hear from at the fortnightly webinars.
Current Scheduled Webinars
Webinar 10 - Fairness and freedom: ethics and COVID-19 vaccinations
The COVID-19 vaccines roll outs around the world are bringing up a range of ethical issues. This webinar will look at three related ethical issues. First, we will discuss the ethical principles underpinning who gets prioritized for the COVID-19 vaccine in a domestic context, and what those principles mean for public health more generally. Second, we will look at the issues around international access and vaccine nationalism. Finally, we consider the ethics of policies that either require or ‘merely incentivize’ people to receive a vaccine.
Keynote Speaker - Dr Adam Henschke
Dr Adam Henschke is a senior lecturer at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. He works on ethics, technologies, and security policy. His research covers bioethics, military ethics, the design of intelligence institutions, and how we can and should respond to disinformation and conspiracies. He is the author of Ethics In An Age Of Surveillance (2017, Cambridge University Press).
Webinar 9 - Applying Lessons from Ebola to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Tuesday 16 February 2021 4PM EST / Wednesday 17 February 2021 8AM AEDT
The recent Ebola outbreaks in West Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have demonstrated the importance of a collaborative swift outbreak response that includes building community trust and engagement, combating misinformation, testing, contact tracing, and capacity building.
These principles although important to helping end the Ebola outbreaks are the cornerstone to any outbreak response and are important to understand as we aim to control the COVID-19 pandemic. In this webinar we will focus on the lessons from the Ebola outbreaks and how they can be applied to the COVID-19 pandemic as the global community continues to work to get it under control.
Keynote Speaker - Dr Krutika Kuppalli
Krutika Kuppalli, MD, FIDSA is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina and an Emerging Leader in Biosecurity Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. She completed her Internal Medicine residency and Infectious Diseases fellowship at Emory University and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Global Public Health at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Kuppalli currently serves on the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Trainee Committee and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Medical Education Community of Practice Mentorship Working Group. She is Vice Chair of the IDSA Global Health Committee and spearheaded the development of a working group focused on Global Health Security which aims to improve clinical care, outbreak response, preparedness efforts and training of healthcare providers as it pertains to high consequence pathogens.