Webinar series: COVID-19 and lung health

The COVID-19 pandemic is perhaps the greatest healthcare challenge of a generation. The Union, in collaboration with its global community of members, is pleased to launch an open-access webinar series on COVID-19 and its intersection with tuberculosis (TB), tobacco control, lung disease and more.

Upcoming webinars: 

Wednesday 10 June, 14:00-15:00 PM CEST
Monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa: paying attention to health facility admissions and deaths
Speakers:  Former Union President Jeremiah Chakaya, Leo Martinez, Anthony D Harries.
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Spanish language webinar: Mié., 24 de Jun. de 2020 16:00 - 17:45 CEST
Fumar en tiempos de COVID-19
Los facilitadores serán el Dr. Gustavo Zabert y el Lic. Gustavo Sóñora.
Los expositores serán la Dra. Laura Llambí, el Dr. Rogelio Pérez Padilla y el Dr. Carlos Jiménez Ruiz. Con comentario especial del Dr Eduardo Bianco.
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Thursday, 16 July, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CEST
COVID-19 transmission, similarities and differences with other respiratory pathogens
Speakers: Mark Jackwood, University of Georgia Iñaki Comas Espadas, Biomedicine Institute of Valencia
Moderator: Liliana Salvador, University of Georgia, USA
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Past webinars:

Spanish language webinar: jueves 28 de mayo, 10:00-11:00 CDT
Desafíos para enfrentar la interferencia de la Industria Tabacalera en tiempos del COVID-19

Moderadores: Gustavo Sóñora y Cristiane Vianna
Participación especial: Dra Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva
Expositores: Silvana Rubano Turci, Jorge Vega Cárdenas, Rodrigo Bolaños
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Wednesday 20 May, 16.00-17:00 CEST
Panel discussion: How to prevent 1.4 million deaths: Advancing TB care and prevention in the time of COVID-19
Moderator: Victoria MacDonald, Channel 4 news
Panellists: Lucica Ditiu, Stop TB Partnership, Marijke Wijnroks, The Global Fund, Tereza Kasaeva, WHO, Cheri Vincent, USAID, Catharina Boehme, FIND, José Luis Castro, The Union, Subrat Mohanty, The Union
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French-language webinar: mercredi 20 mai, 14.00-15.00 CEST
COVID-19 et prise en charge de la tuberculose en Afrique Francophone
Modérateurs : Kobto Ghislain Koura et Bertrand Kampoer
Topic 1. COVID-19 : Considérations pour la prise en charge de la tuberculose. Présentateur : Dennis Falzon
Topic 2. Comment la communauté peut aider les PNT dans le contexte du COVID-19. Présentateur : Edouard Kambou Sansan
Topic 3. COVID-19 : Expérience du PNT du Bénin. Présentateur : Wachinou Prudence
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Tuesday 12 May, 15.00-16.00 CEST
Respiratory protection against TB and infectious diseases (including COVID – 19) transmitted by airborne and droplet spread
Chairs: Amanda Christensen, Australian Respiratory Council and Niesje Jansen, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation 
Speakers: Dr Carrie Tudor, International Council of Nurses, Dr Grigory Volchenkov, Vladimir Regional Tuberculosis Control Center, End TB Transmission Initiative (ETTi)
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Tuesday 12 May, 10.00-11:30 CEST
APCAT Webinar: Government accountability in responding to COVID-19, NCDs and Tobacco Use
Moderator: Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service & Coordinator - APCAT Media
Speakers: Khagraj Adhikari, Member of Parliament, Nepal and Chair-APCAT Parliamentarians; Shameem Haider Patwary, Member of Parliament, Bangladesh; Bima Arya Sugiarto, Mayor, Bogor City Indonesia; Han Kosal, Deputy Governor, Kampong Cham, Cambodia; Jose Martinho Dos Santos Soares, Mayor Ermera City, Timor-Leste; Vinayad Prasad, World Health Organisation; Tara Singh Bam, Deputy Regional Director, The Union Asia Pacific.
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Thursday 7 May, 12.00-13.00 CEST
COVID-19 and Tuberculosis:  Finding Synergies to Advance the Fight.

Speakers: Dr KS Sachdeva (TBC), Indian NTP, Dr Masoud Dara, WHO Regional Office for Europe, and Dr Eliud Wandwalo, The Global Fund, Switzerland.
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Thursday 30 April, 12.00-13.00 CEST
Programmatic Management of TB in High Burden Countries During Initial COVID-19 Response
Chairs: Dr Grania Bridgen, The Union and Dr Francesca Conradie, Helen Joseph Hospital
Speakers: Dr Dennis Falzon, WHO, Dr Vivian Cox, and Dr Norbert Ndjeka, National TB Programme of South Africa
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View all past webinars on Union Courses Online.