Treatment and Vaccines for SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Treatment and Vaccines for SARS-CoV-2 Infection

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The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has infected over a hundred million worldwide, resulting in debilitating morbidity, and the death of millions. Because of its widespread and devastating impact, research into SARS-CoV-2 is progressing at an incredibly fast pace. The goal of this session is to present the latest advances in therapeutics and vaccines targeting this virus. Because this is a fast-moving field, speakers will present the most recent advances in their area of therapeutic strategy. 

CME credits and/or Certificates of Completion are not provided for this session.

1- Understand how therapeutics targeting immune responses are being used to treat SARS-CoV-2 infections

2- Describe how SARS-CoV-2 affects the vasculature and how to diagnose, manage and prevent vascular complications of implications of infection

3- Facilitate implementation of effective vaccines and therapeutics directed towards SARS-CoV-2 infections and combat vaccine hesitancy

Katrina Traber, MD, PhD: Introduction

Jussi J. Saukkonen, MD: Antiviral Agents for Killing SARS-CoV-2

Philippe R. Bauer, MD, PhD: Correcting Immune Dysfunction and Enhancing Host Defense for Treatment of COVID-19

Belinda Natalia Rivera-Lebron, MD, MS: Hypercoagulability and Vascular Dysfunction

Rhea N. Coler, MSc, PhD: Vaccination - State of the Currently Available Vaccines

Rachel Caskey, MD: Vaccination - Challenges and Opportunities to Scale up an Effective Implementation of Vaccines

Susanne Herold, MD, PhD: Wrap Up

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