Queen’s University to host panel discussion on coronavirus

Photo of a coronavirus under an electron microscope. Photo by Dr. Fred Murphy via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Image Library and Wikipedia.

Queen’s University is hosting a panel discussion on the new coronavirus — known as the novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, or the Wuhan coronavirus — and inviting the public to attend.

The panel discussion will feature four of the university’s leading experts on the subject matter, and is entitled ‘The Wuhan Coronavirus: Have the lessons learned from SARS helped?’

On the panel

Dr. Samantha Buttemer

Family Physician and Resident in Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Queen’s University

Dr. Gerald Evans

Chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Professor of Medicine at Queen’s University; Attending Staff for Kingston Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Kieran Moore

Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health;
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine at Queen’s University

Dr. David Walker

Chair of the Ontario Expert Panel on SARS and Infectious Disease Control (2003-2004);
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Policy Studies at Queen’s University.

The panel discussion will take place on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 from 5 to 6 p.m. in room 202 of Robert Sutherland Hall on Queen’s campus, located at 138 Union Street. The event is free of charge and open to everyone.

Earlier this week, both Queen’s University and Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health confirmed that there are no cases of the novel coronavirus in Kingston, and shed some light on local preparedness regarding the virus, as well as preventative measures residents can take to avoid possibly contracting it and other viruses. All of that information is available here.

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