COVID-19 Disaster Research and Prevention Symposium

Join the GC-CPEH on May 19, 2021, for the COVID-19 Disaster Research and Prevention Symposium to understand an international perspective about the COVID-19 crisis.

The symposium will feature renowned speakers from US and France exploring “an international perspective about the COVID-19.” 

Free Virtual Symposium

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | 8am -1pm (CST)

Co-sponsored by the Gulf Coast Center for Precision Environmental Health (GC-CPEH), the Office for Science and Technology (OST) at the Embassy of France in the United States, and the TEXAS Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL)

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PRELIMINARY AGENDA

(All times listed are in Central time and the speakers and presentation titles are subject to change)

8:00 – 8:10 AMWelcome/General Introduction (Dr. Cheryl Walker, Baylor College of Medicine)
8:10 – 8:25 AM Opening Remarks
Sylvester Turner, Houston Mayor
Alexis Andres, Consul General of France in Houston
Session 1: Facilitator, Dr. Elaine Symanski, Baylor College of Medicine
8:30 – 9:00 AMImpact of Air Pollution on COVID Mortality
Dr. Francesca Dominici, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
9:00 – 9:30 AMTraffic modulation amid Covid: an opportunity to reinvent mobility planning?
Flavien Lopez, CEREMA
9:30 – 10:00 AMSARS CoV-2 Wastewater Data to Action
Dr. Loren Hopkins, Houston Health Department
10:00 – 10:10 AMBREAK
Session 2: Facilitator, Dr. Renaud Seigneuric, OST at the Embassy of France
10:15 – 10:45 AMResearch on Emerging Infectious Disease: the pillar for the response to pandemics
Dr. Eric d’Ortenzio, French Institute of Health and Medical Research, Inserm/ANRS-MIE
10:45 – 11:15 AMMolecular Surveillance of SARS-CoV2, the Nasal Microbiome and Infection
Dr. Richard Pyles, The University of Texas Medical Branch
11:15 – 11:55 AMOneHealth: it’s all related
Drs. Karine Chalvet-Monfray and Gwenael Vourch, National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE)
11:55 AM – 12:05 PM BREAK
Q&A Session: Facilitator, Dr. Chris Amos, Baylor College of Medicine
12:10 – 12:55 PM Q&A Session with Dr. Peter Hotez and panelists
Dr. Peter Hotez, Baylor College of Medicine
Dr. Bettina Beech, The University of Houston
Dr. Loren Hopkins, Houston Health Department
Dr. Richard Pyles, The University of Texas Medical Branch
Dr. Eric d’Ortenzio, French Institute of Health and Medical Research, Inserm/ANRS-MIE
12:55 – 1:00 PM Closing Remarks (Dr. Renaud Seigneuric, OST at the Embassy of France)