May 23, 2022
12:00 pm GMT-0400 - 1:30 pm GMT-0400
As efforts to vaccinate the world against COVID-19 continue into 2022 and as waves of infections with variants and sub variants continue to emerge, journalists face evermore questions from audiences on the subject of immunity.
Why do we need vaccines to help our immune system fight pathogens?
What are the ways the body fights naturally against SARS CoV-2 infection?
What is the interplay between the various parts of the human immune system that can protect us from COVID-19 in the short and long term?
And what is the forecast for our immunization needs, if we wish to stay safe now and in the future, from falling sick or dying of COVID-19?
Please join us on Monday, May 23, from 12h00 – 1:30 PM EST for “Unpacking Immunity”, a Global Media Dialogue featuring three top immunologists who are also skilled at communicating complex concepts in their field:
o Prof Erica Saphire, Ph.D. Professor of the La Jolla Institute for Immunology who leads CoVIC, a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-supported consortium to evaluate antibody therapeutics against SARS-CoV-2,
o Dr James E. Crowe, Jr., MD. Director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Center & Professor Pediatrics and Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, whose laboratory is recognized for outstanding contributions to the study of mechanisms of immunity important to developing new therapeutics and vaccines
o Dr Jennifer Juno, a T cell immunologist at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, who leads a team focused on harnessing specific T cell subsets to improve immunity against human infectious diseases.
Listen to our speakers as they unpack these and other questions and join the conversation to explore how best journalists can tell the fascinating and complex story of immunity to help audiences make informed decisions about immunization.
Online, in English with simultaneous translation in French and Spanish.
📚 At the event, Internews will distribute a Glossary on Immunity. It has clear definitions for all the terms journalists need for their stories: from adaptive immunity, to antibodies and immune cells to population immunity and waning immunity.