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"Perspectives of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Epidemiology, Prevention and Control"

"Perspectives of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Epidemiology, Prevention and Control"

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Virtual via Zoom

The Inaugural APRU Crisis Management Webinar
Tuesday, September 29   |   5:00 PM PDT – 7:00 PM PDT   |   Via Zoom or YouTube Live


In collaboration with four APRU universities — University of California Los Angeles, University of Sydney, National University of Singapore, and Peking University — the Inaugural APRU Crisis Management Webinar, led by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, will focus on the "Perspectives of the COVID‐19 Pandemic Epidemiology, Prevention and Control" in the Pacific Rim Region. China, Singapore, Australia and the United States have different patterns of COVID‐19 in incidence and mortality. This webinar will compare and contrast the epidemiological patterns and intervention strategies (risk communication, face masking, social distance, personal hygiene, stay at home order, tracing and isolation, etc.) among four countries in the Pacific Rim Region, summarize experience and lessons learned during the prevention and control of COVID‐19, and identify potential challenges, solutions and opportunities for control of the COVID‐19 pandemic. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block chairs the Association and will welcome attendees to the event with a pre-recorded message.


Ron Brookmeyer, PhD, Dean and Distinguished Professor of Biostatistics, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health 
Zuo-Feng Zhang, MD, PhD, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Epidemiology, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health 

Invited Speakers:

"Singapore's response and mobilizing surge capacity"
Yik-Ying Teo, PhD, Dean, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health; the National University of Singapore

"Recent Beijing COVID-19 Outbreak and China's COVID-19 Perspectives"
Zunyou Wu, MD, PhD, Chief Epidemiologist China CDC; Director, Division of HIV Prevention, NCAIDS/China CDC

"Risk Communication and COVID-19"
Julie Leask, PhD, MPH, Sydney Nursing School and School of Public Health; Faculty of Medicine and Health, the University of Sydney

"COVID-19: How much protection do face coverings offer"
Yifang Zhu, PhD, Prof. & Associate Dean, UCLA FSPH

"California & Los Angeles COVID-19 Status & US Perspectives"
Tim Brewer, MD, MPH, Prof. of Epidemiology & Medicine, UCLA FSPH




Event contact

Cathy Lang
Director for Research Administation
Adjunct Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health