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Journalism Summit on Infectious Disease: Program

Panels and workshops were created from dozens of ideas from AHCJ members, conference sponsors, outside organizations and nonmember journalists. Final sessions are often a merger of several ideas.

This is still a tentative agenda with specifics to come shortly. All times are Eastern.

Monday, Nov. 16

10:30 a.m.

Welcome period begins

 

10:50- 11 a.m.

Fall Summit Welcome Message, Day’s Agenda, Intro First Session

 

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Following the pandemic numbers: Data that can bolster reporting

  • Kevin Barnett, Dr.P.H., M.C.P., director, Center to Advance Community Health and Equity, Public Health Institute

  • Jennifer B. Nuzzo, Dr.P.H., S.M., senior scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

  • Caitlin Rivers, Ph.D., M.P.H., senior scholar, assistant professor, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

  • Moderator: Amy Maxmen, Ph.D., reporter, Nature

 

12:30-12:50 p.m.

Breakout rooms with session speakers

 

12:50-1 p.m.

Break  

1-2:30 p.m.

Different testing types: Access and accuracy

  • Moderator: Joseph Burns, AHCJ topic leader/insurance

 

2:30-2:50 p.m.

Breakout rooms with session speakers

 

2:50-3 p.m.

End of day with preview of tomorrow's sessions

 

Tuesday, Nov. 17

10:30-10:55 a.m.

Welcome begins

 

10:55 a.m.

Welcome Message, Day’s Agenda, Intro First Session

 

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

What are we learning from the COVID-19 vaccine efforts?

  • Ruth Karron , M.D., director, Center for Immunization Research; professor of international health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

  • Moderator: Tara Haelle, AHCJ topic leader/medical studies

 

12:30-12:50 p.m.

Breakout rooms with session speakers

 

12:50-1 p.m.

Break

 

1-2:30 p.m.

Treatment status: What’s here, and what’s on the horizon

  • Amesh Adalja, M.D., senior scholar, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Health Security

  • Neysa Ernst, R.N., M.S.N., nurse manager, Johns Hopkins Biocontainment Unit, Johns Hopkins Hospital

  • Apoorva Mandavilli, science and global health reporter, The New York Times

  • Moderator: Brian Simpson, M.P.H., M.A., editor in chief, Global Health NOW; content and editorial director, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

 

2:30-2:50 p.m.

Breakout rooms with session speakers

 

2:50-3 p.m.

Break

 

3-4:30 p.m.

When two diseases meet: Flu and COVID-19 will share at least one season

  • Lisa Maragakis, M.D., M.P.H., senior director of infection prevention, The Johns Hopkins Health System; associate professor of medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

  • Virginia D. Banks, infectious diseases physician, Northeast Ohio Infectious Disease Associates

  • Litjen “L.J.” Tan, chief strategy officer, Immunization Action Coalition

  • Moderator: Bara Vaida, AHCJ topic leader/infectious diseases

 

4:30-4:50 p.m.

Breakout rooms with session speakers

 

4:50-5 p.m.

End of day with preview of tomorrow's sessions

 

Wednesday, Nov. 18

11-11:20 a.m.

Welcome begins  

11:20-11:25 a.m.

Welcome Message, Day’s Agenda

 

11:25-11:30 a.m.

Introduction to spotlight speaker Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., director, National Institutes of Health

 

11:30 a.m. - noon

A discussion with NIH Director Francis Collins

There will be some time for Collins to answer questions. Please submit your questions here. The deadline is noon ET on Wednesday, Nov. 11.

 

Noon-12:30 p.m.

Deep in details: Q&A with Hilary Marston, M.D., medical officer and policy adviser for preparedness, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Please submit your questions here. The deadline is noon ET on Wednesday, Nov. 11.

 

12:30-12:40 p.m.

Break  

12:40-1 p.m.

Honoring the 2019 Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism

 

1-1:20 p.m.

Contest winners in breakout rooms  

1:20-1:30 p.m.

Break  

1:30-3 p.m.

Efforts in the works to ease a strained health care workforce

  • Karen Swartz, M.D., director of clinical and educational programs, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Mood Disorders Center

  • Cynda Hylton Rushton Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Anne and George L. Bunting professor of clinical ethics, Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

  • Robert Espinoza, Vice President of Policy, PHI

  • Moderator: Liz Seegert, AHCJ topic leader/aging

 

3-3:20 p.m.

Breakout rooms with session speakers

 

3:20-3:30 p.m.

End of day with preview of tomorrow's sessions

 

Thursday, Nov. 19

10:30-10:55 a.m.

Welcome begins  

10:55-11 a.m.

Welcome Message, Day’s Agenda, Intro First Session

 

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The hidden side of mental health during a pandemic

  • Elizabeth A. Stuart, Ph.D., associate dean for education, Department of Mental Health, Department of Biostatistics, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; professor, Department of Mental Health, Department of Biostatistics, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

  • Sarah Vinson, M.D., associate professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics, Morehouse School of Medicine

  • Moderator: Katti Gray, AHCJ topic leader/behavioral and mental health

 

12:30-12:50 p.m.

Breakout rooms with session speakers  

12:50-1 p.m.

Break  

1-2:30 p.m.

Health disparities among hard-hit populations

  • Carmen Alvarez, Ph.D., R.N., C.R.N.P., C.N.M., F.A.A.N., assistant professor, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

  • Namandje Bumpus, Ph.D., director, Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences; E.K. Marshall and Thomas H. Maren professor of pharmacology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

  • Stephanie Innes, health reporter, The Arizona Republic

  • Moderator: Maria Ortiz-Briones, health reporter, Vida en el Valle

 

2:30-2:50 p.m.

Breakout rooms with session speakers  

2:50-3 p.m.

End of day and thank you for participating!