COVID Community

Connecting with our community during the pandemic; providing facts, research and updates

About

The COVID COMMUNITY webinar series shares stories of how the Cumming School of Medicine and its partner institutions contribute to the fight against COVID-19. It creates a space for members of the public to learn about and discuss the latest advances with scientists and clinicians, co-creating living knowledge to address the pandemic.

Series

Public Health in Trying Times: A look at the first year of COVID-19

March 15, 2021

  • The ICU response to COVID-19 – Ken Parhar
  • The impact on patients and family – Kirsten Fiest
  • The opioid crisis and COVID-19 – Nick Etches
  • Mobilizing the Public Health Residency Programe – Richelle Schlinder

Keeping your kids healthy and happy during the pandemic

February 22, 2021

  • The pandemic: mental health impacts and inequities for parents and kids with neurodiverse needs with Dr. Carly McMorris
  • The long-term effects of pregnancy during a pandemic with Dr. Catherine Lebel
  • When will children be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine? with Dr. Jim Kellner

Speakers & Moderators

Assistant Professor, Werklund School of Education


Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute
,

Owerko Centre


Hotchkiss Brain Institute
Mathison Centre for Mental Health


O’Brien Institute for Public Health
 

Canada Research Chair in Pediatric Neuroimaging


Royal Society College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists


Associate Professor, Department of Radiology 
Adjunct Associate Professor, Werklund School of Education


Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute


Hotchkiss Brain Institute
 

Professor, Departments of Pediatrics; Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases; and
 Community Health Sciences
,

Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary


Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services


Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute


O’Brien Institute for Public Health

Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases

Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development


Co-Lead, Physician Learning Program (PLP)
Professor,

Departments of Medicine and Oncology


Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
 

Director, Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute

Pediatric Rheumatologist, Alberta Children’s Hospital

Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Husky Energy Chair in Child and Maternal Health Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, Chair in Pediatric Research


From Bench to Bedside: How research will lead our recovery from COVID-19

January 11, 2021

Topics

  • Why it is important to have a Level 3 virology lab in Calgary? with Paul Kubes
  • How do you create a vaccine in record time? with Craig Jenne
  • Can we repurpose old drugs to treat a new disease? with Braedon McDonald

Speakers & Moderators

Assistant Professor in the Department of Critical Care Medicine and Department of Medicine in the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. Clinician-scientist, Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases and International Microbiome Centre

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. Member of the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases

Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. Director, Calvin, Phoebe & Joan Snyder Institute for Chronic Disease

Dean of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Professor and Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
 

Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. Founding Director of Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases