MassCPR Scientific Seminars and Symposia

MassCPR Scientific Seminars and Symposia

Vaccines and Animal Models 

MassCPR Scientific Symposium on Vaccines and Animal Models 

July 14th | 9:00am - 10:00am E.T.

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Scientists discuss emerging innovations in COVID-19 vaccines and the role of animal models for studying COVID-19 as part of the Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness (MassCPR) Vaccines and Pathogenesis Working Groups.
Introductions: Galit Alter (MGH), David Knipe (HMS), Andrea Carfi (Moderna)
Presenters:
Anthony Griffiths (BU): Alternative pathways for licensing medical countermeasures: is there a role for Animal Rule with SARS CoV-2?
Dan Barouch (BIDMC): Hamster and NHP Models of COVID-19
Mandy Martinot (Tufts): Comparative Pathology of COVID-19 in NHPs and Humans
Doug Lauffenburger (MIT): Translation of Preclinical Data to Humans
Discussion (All): Role of Animal Models for Studying COVID-19 Immunology, Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Vaccines

COVID-19 Therapeutics and Clinical Management 

COVID-19 Therapeutics and Clinical Management   

May 8, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:30am ET

Presenters: Hari Arthanari, Rob Davey, Joseph Loscalzo, Richard Kaufman, Wayne Marasco, Boris Juelg, John Stone

Institutions: Harvard Medical School, Boston University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Ragon Institute of MGH, Harvard, and MIT, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Hosts: Bruce Walker, Arlene Sharpe, Mark Namchuk, Lindsey Baden, Raj Gandhi, Jonathan Abraham, and other Faculty Co-Leaders of MassCPR

SARS-CoV-2 Virus Detection Methods

SARS-CoV-2 Virus Detection Methods   

May 1, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:30am ET

Presenters: Connie Cepko, Jim Collins, Lee Gehrke, Marc Lipsitch, Pardis Sabeti, Michael Springer, David Walt, and Feng Zhang.

Institutions: Harvard Medical School, MIT, The Wyss Institute, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and the Broad Institute.

Hosts: Bruce Walker and Arlene Sharpe, Faculty Co-Leaders of MassCPR

SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies

SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies: Prospects for therapy, vaccines and return to work   

April 17, 2020 | 7:30am - 9:00am ET

Presenters: Bruce Walker, Michael Mina, Galit Alter, David Walt, Linqi Zhang, Jincun Zhao, Megan Murray,

Institutions: Ragon Institute, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Wyss Institute, Tsinghua University, Guangzhou Institute for Respiratory Health, and Harvard Medical School.

Hosts: Bruce Walker and Arlene Sharpe, Faculty Co-Leaders of MassCPR

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MassCPR Clinical/Research Specimens Discussion

MassCPR Clinical/Research Specimens Discussion   

April 16, 2020 | 6:00 - 7:00pm ET

Scientists discuss guiding principles, protocols, specimens to be collected in the large cohort studies, baseline assays to be performed, procurement, storage, distribution process, database, funding and immediate needs for SARS-CoV-2 specimen samples as part of the Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness (MassCPR).

Presenters: Lindsey Baden, Dan Barouch, David Golan, Howard Heller, Karen Jacobson, Michael Jordan, Jon Li, Gyongyi Szabo, David Walt, Scott Weiss, Dan Worrall, and Xu Yu

Institutions: Harvard Medical School, MIT, The Wyss Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Tufts, Boston University, Partners Biobank, and the Broad Institute.

Hosts: Bruce Walker, MD and Arlene Sharpe, MD, PhD, Faculty Co-Leaders of MassCPR

A Coordinated, Boston-wide Response

A Coordinated, Boston-wide Response to COVID-19   

March 12, 2020 | 8:00am - 9:00am ET

Organized as part of the MGH Medical Grand Rounds

Presenters: Bruce D. Walker, Marc Lipsitch, Pardis Sabeti, Galit Alter, Mark Namchuk, Dan Barouch, and Mark Schwartz.
Institutions: Ragon Institute, TH Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, Broad Institute, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Hosts: Bruce Walker and Arlene Sharpe, Faculty Co-Leaders of MassCPR

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