BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//Microsoft Corporation//Outlook 16.0 MIMEDIR//EN VERSION:2.0 METHOD:PUBLISH X-MS-OLK-FORCEINSPECTOROPEN:TRUE BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Eastern Standard Time BEGIN:STANDARD DTSTART:16011104T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=1SU;BYMONTH=11 TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT DTSTART:16010311T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=2SU;BYMONTH=3 TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT CLASS:PUBLIC CREATED:20210323T154358Z DESCRIPTION:American Thoracic Society- ATS 2021\nInternational Participants Center\n \nEvent Name: COVID-19: Regional Approaches to Vaccination (Lati n America\, Africa\, Asia)\nDate: 10 – 11 a.m. EDT\, Tuesday\, May 18\, 2021\n\nRegister for ATS 2021 and join us for these programs at the Intern ational Participants Center. \n \nIntroduction: With the availability of safe and effective va ccines\, vaccination is now a most relevant COVID-19 preventative global p ublic health intervention. As incidence and mortality rates vary across th e global regions\, equitable vaccine access with focus on disadvantaged an d minority populations\, affordability\, and logistics of vaccine roll-out are at the center of effective control efforts. This session aims to prov ide insights into vaccination implementation approaches and successes and challenges across Latin America\, Africa\, and Asia.\n \nIntroduction: Vac cination against SARS-CoV-2 – A major Global Public Health Intervention\ nChair: Stephan Schwander MD\, PhD (Rutgers University – USA)\n \nTopic 1: COVID vaccination: Latin America region (10 minutes)\nSpeaker: Karen Cz ischke\, MD (Andes University – Chile)\n \nTopic 2: COVID Vaccination: A frica region (10 minutes)\nSpeaker: Mosa Moshabela\, MBChB\, PhD\, MSc (Un iversity of KwaZulu Natal – South Africa)\n \nTopic 3: COVID Vaccination : Asia region (10 minutes)\nSpeaker: Kazuhiro Tateda\, MD\, PhD (Toho Univ ersity – Japan)\n \nQ&A (10 minutes)\n \n1. Is vaccine hesitancy a conce rn in your region? If ‘yes’\, what approaches are taken to dealing wit h it?\n2. Have decisions that were made in the European and North American regions affected the approaches to COVID vaccination in your region? Are there take-aways for the next infectious pandemic?\n \n DTEND;TZID="Eastern Standard Time":20210518T110000 DTSTAMP:20210323T154358Z DTSTART;TZID="Eastern Standard Time":20210518T100000 LAST-MODIFIED:20210323T154358Z PRIORITY:5 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY;LANGUAGE=en-us:COVID-19: Regional Approaches to Vaccination (Latin America\, Africa\, Asia) TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:040000008200E00074C5B7101A82E0080000000000B96EC9D91FD701000000000000000 010000000BE9CC18EEA86DB4C9DDFE4B3CF7C7D66 X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

American Thoracic Society- ATS 2021< /o:p>

International Participants Center

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Event Name: COVID-19: Regional Approaches to Vaccination (Lat in America\, Africa\, Asia)

Date: 10 –\; 11 a.m. EDT\, Tuesday\, May 18\, 202 1


Register for A TS 2021 and join us for these programs at the International Participants C enter.

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Introdu ction: With the availability of safe and effective vaccines\, vaccination is now a most relevant COVID-19 preventative global public health interven tion. As incidence and mortality rates vary across the global regions\, eq uitable vaccine access with focus on disadvantaged and minority population s\, affordability\, and logistics of vaccine roll-out are at the center of effective control efforts. This session aims to provide insights into vac cination implementation approaches and successes and challenges across Lat in America\, Africa\, and Asia.

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Introduction: Vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 –\; A major Global Public Health Intervention

Chair: Stephan Schwander MD\, PhD (Rutgers University –\; USA)

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Topic 1: COVID vaccination: \;Latin Ameri ca region (10 minutes)

Speaker: Karen Czischke\, MD (Andes Univ ersity –\; Chile)

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Topic 2: COVID Vaccination: Africa region (10 minutes)< /p>

Speaker: Mosa Moshabela\, MBChB\, PhD\, MSc (Uni versity of KwaZulu Natal –\; South Africa)

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Topic 3: COVID Vaccination: Asia region ( 10 minutes)

Spe aker: Kazuhiro Tateda\, MD\, PhD (Toho Universit y –\; Japan)

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Q &\;A (10 minutes)

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  1. Is vaccine hesitancy a concern in your region? If  216\;yes’\;\, what approaches are taken to dealing with it?
  2. Have decisions that were made in the European a nd North American regions affected the approaches to COVID vaccination in your region? Are there take-aways for the next infectious pandemic?

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