Global Learning Collaborative Sessions

Sessions are held from 8:30 – 10:00 am MT; 1530 – 1700 UTC 

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Simultaneous French and Spanish translation will be available during each session.

Upcoming Sessions

Date Title Speakers Registration Link
February 1, 2021 Supporting Equitable Vaccine Distribution Worldwide 
  • Dr. Souyma Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, World Health Organization
  • Ana Maria Henao-Restrep, MD, MSc, Technical Lead for the R & D Blueprint, World Health Organization
  • Ann Lindstrand, MD, MPH, PhD, Unit Lead, Essential Programme on Immunization, World Health Organization
  • Richard Mihigo, MD, Program Area Manager, Immunization and Vaccine Development, WHO AFRO
  • Sanne Wendes, MSc, Lead Design and Operationalisation, Office of the COVAX Facility at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
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March 1, 2021 COVID-19 Diagnostics Dr. Souyma Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, World Health Organization Register for this session
March 15, 2021 What have we learned about the Chronic Outcomes of COVID-19? TBA Register for this session

Facilitation by:

Sanjeev Arora, MD
Director, Project ECHO

Matthew Bouchonville, MD
Associate Director, ECHO Institute




Past Sessions

December 7, 2020

Science and the Response to the COVID-19 " Infodemic "    


Soumya Swaminathan, MD,  Chief Scientist, World Health Organization  


  • John R. Inglis, PhD, Director Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press; 
  • Amadou Sall, PhD, CEO,  Institut Pasteur, Senegal, Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Arboviruses and viral hemorrhagic fever; 
  • Devi Sridhar, MPhil, DPhil, Professor & Chair, University of Edinburgh
  • Zeynep  Tufeckci, PhD , Associate Professor, UNC, Chapel Hill; 
  • Siouxsie Wiles, PhD, Associate Professor, Microbiologist and Science Communicator, University of Auckland
  • Video (English) 
  • Video (French)
  • Video (Spanish)


November 2, 2020

What Have We Learned About the Clinical Management of COVID-19 Patients?

Moderator: Soumya Swaminathan, MD, Chief Scientist, World Health Organization

Panelists: Maurizio Cecconi, MD FRCA FFICM, Head of Department Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Units, Humanitas Research Hospital;
Janet Diaz, MD, Team Lead, World Health Organization;
Flavia Ribeiro Machado, MD, PhD, Professor, Chief of Division of Critical Care, Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain, Federal University of Sao Paulo;
Zarir Udwadia, MD, FRCP, FCCP, Consultant Chest Physician, Hinduja Hospital & Research Center, Breach Candy Hospital, and Parsee General Hospitals

September 18, 2020

What Have We Learned About COVID-19 Transmission?

Panel Moderator: Soumya Swaminathan, MD; Chief Scientist, WHO

Session will begin with a 10-minute overview from Dr. Swaminathan regarding current updates on COVID-19. 


  1. Jay Butler, MD; Deputy Director, US Infectious Diseases Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  2. George Gao, DPhil, 王晓琪; Director-General, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC)
  3. Marion Koopmans, DVM, PhD; Head of Department, Viroscience, Erasmus MC 
  4. Karla Soares-Weiser, MD; MSc, PhD, Editor in Chief, Cochrane Library

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This series was created with the generous philanthropic support of the Bristol Meyers Squibb Foundation