About this Event
The unfolding of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years has repeatedly shown that it is more than a health crisis, intersecting across health, education, economy, social protection, gender, and governance. The crisis lingers on as new variants such as Delta variant emerge with questions about immune evasion, break-through infection, transmissibility, virulence, vaccine hesitancy, and so forth.
There have been some surprises as initial global assessments of COVID-19 impact had emerged. With the pandemic displaying epidemiological diversity in its impacts, the public health measures played out differently in different social, political, economic and cultural contexts. Tensions and Trade-offs on how to manage this have surfaced generating public debates. Countries in East and South-East Asia fared much better in the first wave (2020) than most other countries, though this trend appeared to have reversed in the second half of 2021 due to the devastating effects of the Delta variant.As we navigate the crisis, questions are being raised about the post-pandemic world. How can the crisis be best utilised to improve the health systems for the future? History has shown that the past crises did in fact help transform health systems in many countries. As an aftermath of the Second World War, for example, the world saw a new generation of universal healthcare systems in the UK and the rest of Europe. In recent times, the 1990s civil war led to universal health coverage (UHC) for all Rwandans. The Asian financial crisis hastened the implementation of the UHC in Thailand. The great influenza pandemic of the early twentieth century led to revamping medical education in the United States.To discuss, debate and document the experiences with COVID-19 pandemic including emerging variants such as the Delta variant across low-and middle-income-countries (LMIC), Global Events Secretariat is hosting the First international Covid conference, with the core theme: Learning from the COVID Pandemic for the Future of Healthcare Systems in Canada. As we work collectively to ensure that there is no regression in the development gains achieved over the years, this conference will bring together experts from many countries around the globe, to discuss the lessons that are being learned and reflect on what needs to be done to address the critical gaps as we move forward, particularly the challenges and opportunities of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The International Conference on COVID-19, 2023 will be held from 04th– 06th October 2023. Each day will have two sessions, approx 80 minutes each, which included topical presentations, panel discussions and Q&A sessions. Expecting more than 1200 from different parts of the world representing governments, international and bilateral organisations, non-governmental organisations, academic institutions and the media. The conference will be livestreamed and open for media reporting.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Canada
CAD 200.00 to CAD 500.00