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Events Calendar

May 27, 2020

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM EDT

<p>COVID-19: Food Security in the Pandemic</p>

Featured Speakers

Maximo Torero, Ph.D., Economic and Social Development Department at the Food and Agriculture Organization,  John Newton, Ph.D., American Farm Bureau Federation

The food supply chain—all that happens from farm to fork—is complex and the pandemic is affecting it: farm and factory workers in some sectors have come under short supply, markets have been disrupted by scarcities or overstocks. How does this affect our collective food security? Are some groups more vulnerable than others? This webinar will deconstruct and explain the food supply chain from both domestic and global angles, examine the current shocks and responses to those disruptions, and identify how populations with special needs can be supported.

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June 22, 2020

<p><span>Pandemic Diseases Preparedness and Response</span></p>

The inevitable has happened, and we, as a world, were unprepared. This symposium will highlight lessons in pandemic preparedness from both the near and distant past, and illuminate the measures needed to shore up the globe for next time.

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June 23, 2020

10:00 AM - 5:30 PM EDT

Innovations in Maternal, Neonatal, and Early Infancy Vaccines

Maternal, neonatal, and early infancy vaccines may improve the health of mothers and children worldwide. This symposium will explore maternal-fetal immunology and physiology; lessons learned from vaccines currently used in pregnancy; new targets for maternal, neonatal, and early infancy immunization; and barriers to uptake.

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