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Apr 15, 20208:30 am

COVID-19 Virtual Symposium: April 15

Columbia University researchers and clinicians are invited to join these regular virtual symposia on COVID-19.

April 15th, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm at Online

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Columbia University researchers and clinicians are invited to join these regular virtual symposia on COVID-19. Researchers and clinicians at all career stages are welcome to educate themselves about Columbia’s efforts against this unprecedented threat to our society.

Please register here (password will be provided to registrants).

**Please note: due to intellectual property concerns including the showing of unpublished data, only Columbia affiliates may attend the live symposium. Videos of the talks approved by the speakers for release will be posted after the symposium.**


Symposium Agenda

8:30 am: Andrea Califano, PhD, Eric Greene, PhD, and Andrew Marks, MD, Introductory remarks

8:35 am: Paul S. Garcia, MD, PhD, "Frontal Electroencephalographic Features to Aid in Sedation for Mechanical Ventilation during Coronavirus Pandemic"

8:50 am: Margaret Crosby-Arnold, PhD, "Lest we slip from tragedy to accidental genocide: the danger of longterm collateral damage in how we message and respond to ‘disparate’ death in the COVID-19 pandemic"

9:05 am: Stephen L. Sturley, "Potential COVID-19 therapeutics from a rare neurodegenerative disease: weaponizing lipid dysregulation to combat SARS-CoV-2 infectivity"

9:20 am: Ken Olive, PhD, "Volunteerism during the pandemic response: the experience of CRAC Teams"

9:35 am: James E. Goldman, MD, PhD, "The autopsy in the time of COVID-19"

9:50 am: Krzysztof Kiryluk, MD, "COVID19 host genetics"

10:05 am: BREAK

10:15 am: RA Farrokhnia and Michaela Pagel, PhD, "How does household spending respond to an epidemic? Consumption during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic"

10:30 am: Iddo Drori, PhD, "SARS2-CoV proteins structure prediction"

10:45 am: Vishal Misra, PhD, "A synthetic control based analysis of COVID spread"

11:00 am: Mary M. Salvatore, MD, MBA, "Chest Xray for triaging suspected COVID-19 patients"

11:15 am: Robert Soden, PhD, "The emergent mutual aid response to COVID-19: A crisis informatics perspective"

11:30 am: George Yancopoulos, MD, PhD, Talk title to come

12:00 pm: Massimo Baiocchi, MD, and Maria Benedetto, MD, "Intensive care organization, critical patient treatment in north Italian covid center"



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Videos and written summaries of select previous presentations are available on the main Symposium page.


Symposium Organizers:

Andrea Califano, PhD, Departments of Chemical and Systems Biology
Eric Greene, PhD, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
Andrew Marks, MD, Departments of Physiology & Cellular Biophysics and Molecular Physiology (in Medicine)

The organizers would like to thank volunteers from Columbia Researchers Against COVID-19 for their help in symposium logistics, the Zuckerman Institute for web support and the Mailman School of Public Health for webinar support.

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