CROI 2020: Special Session on COVID-19

On 10 March 2020, a special lunchtime session was held as part of the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) 2020 to provide up-to-date information on the 2019-novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its causative pathogen,
SARS-CoV-2.

The topics covered in this session included:

  • The epidemiology and efforts in China
  • The global epidemiology and effort to control the outbreak
  • The virology of coronaviruses overall, molecular aspects of transmission to humans, and pathogenesis in mice models and parallels in humans
  • The NIAID/NIH efforts to study novel coronaviruses and develop diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines

The session has now been made freely available as a webcast.

VIEW WEBCAST

Speakers:
Zunyou Wu, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
15-minute live video update from China

John T. Brooks, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
15-minute update

Ralph S. Baric, University of North Carolina
25-minute lecture

Anthony S. Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
15-minute recorded update for CROI attendees

About CROI

The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) was established in 1993 to provide a forum for basic scientists and clinical investigators to present, discuss, and critique their investigations into the epidemiology and biology of human retroviruses and associated diseases. The synergy of basic science and clinical investigation has been a major contributor to the success of the meeting.

CROI is the preeminent HIV research meeting in the world and attracts more than 4,000 HIV/AIDS research leaders internationally. The goal of the conference is to provide a forum for researchers to translate their laboratory and clinical findings into tangible progress against the HIV pandemic. CROI has facilitated the presentation of important discoveries in the field, thereby ultimately accelerating progress in HIV/AIDS research.

(Adapted from www.croiconference.org)

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