COVID Research & Resources Group


APS COVID webinar series starting - first webinar on Sep 23!

  • 1.  APS COVID webinar series starting - first webinar on Sep 23!

    Topical Group Officer
    Posted 09-10-2020 19:54
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    We are pleased to announce the APS COVID webinar series. The main goal of the APS COVID webinars is to present the latest COVID-related research by world's experts and introduce research challenges that could be addressed by physicists and related scientists. These webinars will be enhanced with other focused activities around the presented topics, such as thematic discussions and generation of educational resources.

    The APS COVID webinar series will start in September and will occur biweekly. The talks will be organized in a way that creates a flow of ideas that is both educational and interesting to a broad community. We welcome you to attend APS COVID webinars and actively participate in other CRRG activities!

    The first APS COVID webinar will be on Wednesday, September 23 at noon ET. The first speaker will be Dr. Marc Lipsitch, professor of epidemiology and director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at Harvard University. His talk will describe key features of the epidemiology of the COVID-19 pandemic with emphasis on the complexity of the data-generating mechanisms and the challenges these pose for control. It will describe some approaches to addressing these challenges, including now-casting and detailed sensitivity analyses in models.

    For more information and to register, please see the attached flyer or visit the APS COVID webinar webpage.

    We would also appreciate if you could spread the word through your networks. Also, please let me know if there is a specific group that would be interested and should be approached. Also, if you have any suggestions for future speakers (we already have schedule full through November), please let me know.

    Robert Jeraj
    University of Wisconsin - Madison
    Madison WI