WTTC, Carnival Corporation and Hilton host global science summit

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WTTC, Carnival Corporation and Hilton host global science summit
Wed March 31, 2021

The virtual event will bring together the world's leading scientists and health experts to discuss the latest discoveries, evidence-based knowledge and best practices

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), together with the world's largest cruise company, Carnival Corporation & plc and the global hotel company Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. today announced the 2021 Global Scientific Summit on COVID-19.

The free live virtual forum, which is open to the public, will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. M. At 1:30 p. M. (EDT) [from 3:00 p. M. At 6:30 p. M. GMT] [from 4:00 p. M. At 7:30 p. M. PM CEST] on Thursday, April 15, 2021. 

The 2021 Global Scientific Summit on COVID-19 will bring together the world's leading scientists and health experts to discuss the latest discoveries, evidence-based knowledge and best practices for living in a world with COVID-19, and will be based on a forum similar well received. organized last year by WTTC and Carnival Corporation. This year's event will continue those discussions and build on the global and industry-wide understanding of the impact of COVID-19 on society, including how to live safely in a world with COVID-19.

The event will appeal to world tourism leaders, WTTC members, government agencies, destination partners, commerce, and private companies who want to hear up-to-the-minute scientific and medical research that can be used to inform practical, adaptable and scientific. solutions based on the mitigation of COVID-19, in order to go beyond the pandemic.

Topics will focus on the vast knowledge of COVID-19 informing a post-pandemic world

This unique virtual summit, co-hosted by WTTC and Carnival Corporation with supporting sponsor Hilton, is free and open to the public. The event will focus on the most up-to-date science accumulated during the last year of COVID-19 study, including how best to address the many ongoing questions about how the virus will affect society, travel, and daily activities on the go. ahead. Panels will include fact-based discussions sharing the latest insights on epidemiology, detection, testing and tracing, therapeutics, vaccines, practical prevention and mitigation practices, and more.

"We are privileged to once again host a panel of esteemed experts, each of whom offers valuable information on how best to apply the latest scientific and medical evidence to address the many practical questions people have about living in a community. world with COVID-19, "Gloria said. Guevara, President and CEO of WTTC.

“As world leaders and citizens alike, we seek the latest and best information from experts on how best to move forward and turn this crisis around. I am delighted that WTTC and Carnival Corporation, with their partner Hilton, are creating a forum where these important conversations can take place. "

Arnold Donald, President and CEO of Carnival Corporation, is a member of the WTTC Executive Committee and Vice President of North America. In addition to co-sponsoring this year's event, Carnival Corporation worked closely with WTTC leaders to design and produce the first Global Science Summit in July 2020.

"We are grateful to the highly regarded experts who agreed to participate in our 2021 Global Scientific Summit on COVID-19 and share with us what they have learned on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle," said Donald. “Their insights will be incredibly helpful as both businesses and governments seek to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on society, and together we can determine safe and feasible evidence-based practices for mitigating and living with the virus. We also thank Hilton for joining us this year as a supporting sponsor. "

Panelists Share Learnings From An Intensive Year Of Focused Efforts To Understand COVID-19

The Summit will draw on a strong background of world-renowned medical, epidemiological and public health experts to explore and share the latest findings and daily practices to slow the spread of COVID-19 in a post-pandemic future.

The current list of panelists, in alphabetical order, includes:

  • Dr. Michael Diamond, MD, Ph.D., Herbert S. Gasser Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington. Dr. Diamond is internationally recognized for his work with Zika, West Nile, chikungunya, and related emerging viruses.
  • Dr. Steven Gordon, MD, chair, Department of Infectious Diseases, Cleveland Clinic, Respiratory Institute and Professor of Medicine, Lerner School of Medicine, Case Western University. Dr. Gordon has focused on the prevention of hospital infections, including opportunistic and device-associated infections in immunosuppressed patients.
  • Dr. Michael Lin, MD, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Neurobiology, Bioengineering, and Chemical and Systems Biology at Stanford University. Winner of the NIH Pioneer Award, Dr. Lin develops protein-based tools for molecular imaging and monitoring of gene and viral therapy.
  • Dr. William Morice, II, MD, Ph.D., chair of the Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, and professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. Dr. Morice is a diagnostic testing expert serving in leadership roles on numerous boards and associations to improve understanding of clinical diagnostics and test utilization.
  • Dr. Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, Associate Dean for Health Equity, University of Texas at Austin, Dell School of Medicine. Dr. Mullen is an internist, epidemiologist, and public health physician leader and former Senior Assistant Secretary for Health in the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
  • Dr. Emil Christian Reisinger, Director of the Department of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Rostock, Dean of the University and a member of the board of Rostock University Hospital. 
  • Dr. Clare Rock, MD, MS, is Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Armstrong Institute Central College of Patient Safety and Quality, and Health Epidemiologist, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Rock is an academic infectious disease physician who innovatively translates infection prevention strategies in healthcare to the business, travel and hospitality, and event management industries. Its consulting services, Infection Prevention Strategy Consulting LLC, are guiding businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic toward their "Next New Normal."
  • Dr. Stefano Vella, MD, Associate Professor of Global Health at the Catholic University of Rome and member of the program committee of Horizon Europe - Health Cluster, the research program of the European Commission. Dr. Vella specializes in infectious diseases and internal medicine and is a researcher in the pathogenesis and therapy of viral infections. Dr. Vella has conducted specific research on major pandemics, including HIV / AIDS and tuberculosis.

Registration details

Scheduled for Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. M. At 1:30 p. M. (EDT) [3:00 p. M. At 6:30 p. M. GMT] [4:00 p. M. At 7:30 p. M. CEST], the Summit is open to the public and free to all attendees. It is recommended that people register in advance. For more information, including the current list of panelists, and to register to attend the virtual event, visit:  www.covidsciencesummit.com  .

Participants will be invited to submit questions in advance. Members of the media can join all or part of the sessions or connect with members and / or presenters.


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