Virtual events – July 16,17, 20, 21 and 23, 2020

GloPID-R convenes global funders, researchers & stakeholders to virtual COVID-19 Research Synergies Meetings

COVID-19 Research Synergies Meetings

The COVID-19 Research Synergies Meetings, a GloPID-R initiative, took place on July 16, 17, 20 & 21, 2020. A Panel discussion  completed the series of meetings on July 23, 2020.

This virtual event brought together key stakeholders in the research response to combat COVID-19. Participants included GloPID-R members and the researchers funded by their COVID-19 rapid response calls, representatives from the WHO, and other major research and funding organisations alongside contributors from countries affected by second peaks, waves or high incidence.

As detailed in the concept note, the purpose of these meetings was to provide a platform to promote and establish collaboration and synergies between researchers funded by GloPID-R members. This maximised the use of available resources, generating connections between ongoing research projects, creating opportunities to share information on progress, barriers and outstanding research gaps and facilitating the progress of a collective effort to end COVID-19.

Each session was led by two co-chairs from leading research organisations and key stakeholders from across the world.

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The main themes covered across the four meetings were:

  • Ending COVID-19: Vaccines (Thursday July 16)

    Co-Chairs: Anita Zaidi & Melanie Saville
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  • Ending COVID-19: Therapeutics (Friday July 17)

    Co-Chairs: Glenda Gray & Valdiléa Veloso
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  • Preparing for a second wave: understanding transmission and how to stop COVID-19 (Monday July 20)

    Co-Chairs: Marion Koopmans & David Fisman
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  • Social Sciences Research in COVID-19 (Tuesday July 21)

    Co-Chairs: Kristy Crooks and Kenneth Camargo
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    Breakout Room 1: Populational experiences

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    Breakout Room 2: Communications and engagement

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    Breakout Room 3: Governance

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    Breakout Room 4: Methodologies

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  • Panel Discussion (Thursday July 23)

    Moderators: Charu Kaushic & Yazdan Yazdanpanah
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GloPID-R provided this platform for global exchange and collaboration to advance research synergies in the fight against COVID-19.