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COVID Webinars

Hear from the experts on COVID research and learn about how decades of HIV research is informing the COVID response:

  • Applying GPP Principles and Practices to the Exceptional Circumstances of COVID-19 (April 1)
    To mark the launch of Essential Principles & Practices for GPP Compliance: Engaging stakeholders in biomedical research during the era of COVID-19, AVAC hosted a webinar on April 1st. Bartholomew Wilson from the Partnership for Research on Vaccines and Infectious Diseases in Liberia discussed his publication in Nature Medicine on GPP in pandemic research. This was followed by a panel discussion with Danielle Campbell (UCLA) and Miliswa Magongo (Wits RHI) highlighting diverse perspectives on the importance of GPP within COVID-research and beyond. Recording available.
  • How COVID-19 is Impacting Africa: A Conversation with the Directors of Africa CDC and WACI Health (September 16)
    Dr. John Nkengasong, Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control, Rosemary Mburu, Executive Director of WACI Health and Lwazi Mlaba, a Global Fund Champion working in HIV, TB and GBV; a COVID-survivor and the founder of an African COVID-19 Support group discussed the impact of COVID-19 in Africa. Dr. Elizabeth Bukusi, Principal Research Officer at KEMRI and Co-Director of the KEMRI-UCSF Infectious Disease Research Training Program moderated the converstation. Recording available.
  • Learning from Historic Vaccine Research & the Latest on the mRNA-1273 Candidate (August 25)
    Dr. Barney Graham, the Deputy Director of the NIH’s Vaccine Research Center, reviewed the rapid development timeline for COVID-19 vaccines and provided an update on the mRNA-1273 vaccine—developed by Moderna and the NIH. Recording available.
  • The Power–and Pitfalls–of Modeling for COVID-19 and HIV (May 7)
    John Stover and Nadia Carvalho of Avenir Health, discussed the current state of COVID-19 modeling and opportunities for advocates to use modeling in their work. Recording and slides available here.
  • Pandemic Vaccine Development and Lessons for COVID-19 (April 2)
    Dr. Mark Feinberg, CEO of IAVI and Dr. Helen Rees of Wits RHI talked about lessons from Ebola and HIV vaccine development and the role of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI). Access the recording, listen to excerpts or read the transcript.
  • Global Advocates’ Teleconference: COVID-19 & HIV update (March 23)
    Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, NIH’s Director of the Division of AIDS (DAIDS) talked about the impact of COVID-19 on HIV research and more. Lilian Mworeko of ICW-EA and Yvette Raphael of APHA explore a robust advocacy agenda for sub-Saharan Africa. View the recording.