Covid 19 and other webinars

COVID-19 and other webinars

COVID 19 Webinar Series Recorded Sessions

Topic: Using Our Immune System to Understand, Control and Defeat COVID-19

Presenters: Dr. Jennifer Corcoran, Dr. Chris Mody, Dr. Nathan Peters 

Moderator: Dr. Raj Bhardwaj

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Join UCalgary Cumming School of Medicine's Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases and the Calgary Public Library for a World Immunology Day interactive discussion about COVID-19. Meet our immunologists and virologists – experts who are scientists, clinicians, community members, and parents – to hear their perspectives and have your questions answered about the response to the pandemic and our path forward. Expert speakers include Dr. Jennifer Corcoran, Dr. Chris Mody, Dr. Nathan Peters and moderator Dr. Raj Bhardwaj.

Topic: To Mask or Not to Mask?

Presenter: Dr. John Conly

Moderator: Dr. Craig Jenne

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Dr. John Conly is a Professor and former Head of the Department of Medicine at the University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services. He is medically trained as a specialist in infectious diseases, and was a past President of the Canadian Infectious Disease Society, past Chairman of the Board for the Canadian Committee on Antibiotic Resistance, and previous Vice Chair for the Canadian Expert Drug Advisory Committee. He is currently Medical Director for W21C and Co-Director for the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases at the UCalgary. He has published over 300 papers and has received multiple career honours in teaching, research, mentorship, innovation and service, including the Medal for Distinguished Service from the Alberta Medical Association and the Order of Canada. He continues as an active consultant in clinical infectious diseases with interests focused on antimicrobial resistance and stewardship, prevention of hospital-acquired infections and novel innovations in healthcare.

Topic: Why are Children "Immune" to the COVID-19?

Presenter: Dr. Susa Benseler

Moderator: Dr. Craig Jenne

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Dr. Susa Benseler is a pediatric rheumatologist, clinician investigator and professor of pediatrics at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and Director of the Albert Children's Hospital Research Institute at the University of Calgary's, Cumming School of Medicine. Her research focuses on improving outcomes of children living with inflammatory diseases. She established the first Childhood CNS Vasculitis and Inflammatory Brain Diseases Clinic and Research program and built BrainWorks, an international Childhood CNS Vasculitis Investigator research and education framework. Dr. Benseler and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Rheumatology team have partnered with other interdisciplinary teams from Canada and the Netherlands, for precision health in childhood arthritis, and have created the Understanding Childhood Arthritis Network (UCAN). 

Topic: What will "normal" look like as a result of COVID-19?

Presenter: Dr. Chris Mody 

Moderator: Dr. Craig Jenne

Friday, July 17, 2020

Dr. Mody is both a medical doctor and a research scientist. His research expertise is in lung immunity and host defense to different microbes including fungi, bacteria and viruses. As a respirologist he sees patients with many different types of lung disease but is especially interested in those with chronic lung infections. His current administrative role is department head of Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious diseases at the Cumming School of Medicine. His goal is to bring together clinician scientists and basic scientists to make new discoveries and to enhance the quality and integration of immunology and microbiology graduate training. His passion is to take the complex concepts of immunology and microbiology and explaining them for everyone. 

Topic: Ask an expert anything COVID-19 – Panel Discussion

Panel Members: Drs. Marv FritzlerRanjani SomayajiJennifer Corcoran and Richelle Schindler

Moderator: Dr. Paul Kubes

Tuesday, July 14, 2020