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Activity Title: COVID-19 Alpha through Mu: Variant and Treatment Update

Release Date: October 12, 2021

Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 60 minutes

Statement of Need:

As COVID-19 variants continue to emerge and spread globally, ISID is pleased to provide an expert panel to discuss latest developments. This webinar will continue our review of the COVID-19 pandemic by examining how SARS-CoV-2 has mutated, the different variants - including delta and lambda - and the impact on fragile, or at risk communities. Special consideration is given to the paediatric population. We shall also discuss the impact of these variants on the efficacy of current vaccines and how to prevent the emergence of future variants.

Faculty:
Professor Shabir Madhi
Professor of Vaccinology, University of the Witwatersrand
Director: South African Medical Research Council Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Analytical Research Unit (VIDA).
Co-Director African Leadership in Vaccinology Expertise (ALIVE)

Professor Sir Andrew Pollard
BSc MBBS PhD (Lond), DIC, MRCP (UK), FHEA, FIDSA, FRCPCH, MA, FMedSci
Professot of Paediatric Inefection and Immunity

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Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss how SARS-CoV-2 has mutated, the different variants - including delta and lambda
  • Discuss the impact on fragile, or at risk communities
  • Understand current thinking on the effect of the virus on the paediatric population
  • Discuss the impact of Covid variants on the efficacy of current vaccines and how to prevent the emergence of future variants.

Physicians, nurses, public health officials, researchers, and other health professionals

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Activity Staff Disclosures:

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Faculty Disclosures:

Professor Shabir Madhi
Affiliation/Financial Interest and Name of Commercial Company
Grants/Research Support: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, South Africa Medical Research Council, Novavax
Sponsored Speakers Bureau: Cipla, Novartis

Professor Andrew Pollard 
Affiliation/Financial Interest and Name of Commercial Company
Grants/Research Support: AstraZeneca: Worked in partnership to develop Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Moderator Disclosures:
Prof. Neelika Malavige
Affiliation/Financial Interest and Name of Commercial Company
Receipt of honoraria or consultation fees: Sun Pharma (India)

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