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WTTC, Carnival Corp., Hilton team on 2021 COVID-19 Scientific Summit

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2020's summit was hosted by WTTC and Carnival Corp. This year, Hilton adds its support
Once again the World Travel & Tourism Council and Carnival Corp. & plc are hosting a Global Scientific Summit on COVID-19, this time joined by Hilton Worldwide Holdings.

The free live virtual forum, open to the public, will take place April 15.

As with 2020's summit, this 2021 version will bring together top global scientists and health experts discussing the latest discoveries, evidence-based insights and best practices for living in a world with COVID-19.

The most up-to-date science

The event will focus on the most up-to-date science amassed from the past year, including how the virus will affect society, travel and day-to-day activities moving forward. Panels will include fact-based discussions sharing the latest thinking on epidemiology, screening, testing and tracing, therapeutics, vaccines, practical prevention and mitigation practices and more.

'We are grateful to the highly regarded experts who have agreed to participate in our 2021 Global Scientific Summit on COVID-19 and to share with us what they’ve learned at the frontlines of the COVID-19 battle,' said Arnold Donald, president and CEO, Carnival Corp. &  plc. 'Their insights will be incredibly helpful as businesses and governments alike seek to better understand COVID-19's impact on society, and together we can determine safe and workable evidence-based practices for mitigating and living with the virus. We also appreciate Hilton for joining us this year as a supporting sponsor.'


The current roster of panelists includes Michael Diamond, MD, PhD, the Herbert S. Gasser professor of medicine at Washington University, and Steven Gordon, MD, chairman, Department of Infectious Disease, Cleveland Clinic, Respiratory Institute and professor of medicine, The Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western University.

Further panelists are Michael Lin, MD, PhD, associate professor of neurobiology, bioengineering and chemical and systems biology at Stanford University; William Morice II, MD, PhD, chair, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, president, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, and professor of laboratory medicine and pathology; and Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, associate dean for health equity, University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School.

Other panelists are Emil Christian Reisinger, director of the Department of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Rostock, dean of the university and member of the board of the University Hospital Rostock. Clare Rock, MD, MS, is associate professor of medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Armstrong Institute of Patient Safety and Quality Core Faculty, and Healthcare Epidemiologist, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Stefano Vella, MD, is adjunct professor of global health at the Catholic University of Rome and a member of the program committee of Horizon Europe - Health Cluster, the research program of the European Commission.


The April 15 event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT/3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. GMT/4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CEST.


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