Americas’ Regional Scientific Webinars on COVID-19

The objective is to provide an opportunity for scientists to discuss their research with international colleagues in a workshop format using the UN Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery as a framework. In addition, the seminars seek to foster international research collaborations and strengthen interagency networks within the Americas. Regional perspectives to enhance Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) locally and across the region will be a cross-cutting issue.

Webinar III


November 11 - 2021

11:00-13:00 (GTM-3)

Moderator: Aisen Etcheverry, National Director - ANID

Roberto Araya – Professor, University of Chile (CHILE)
Fernando González Perilli – Professor, University of the Republic (URUGUAY)
Silvia Grinberg - Director, CONICET (ARGENTINA)


Webinar II

Research Infrastructure

November 10 - 2021

14:00-16:00 (GTM - 3)

Moderator: Alejandro Adem, President - NSERC

Claudio Gutierrez – Professor, Universidad de Chile (CHILE)
Diego Stalder – Professor, Asunción National University (PARAGUAY)
Rafael Tapia Limonchi – Professor, National University Toribio Rodríguez of Mendoza of Amazonas (PERU)
Pablo Lavarello – Director, CONICET (ARGENTINA)
Helder Nakaya – Senior Researcher, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in São Paulo (BRAZIL)
Wilbert van Panhuis – Director NIH (USA)
Prabhat Jha – Professor, University of Toronto (CANADA)


Webinar I

Health Systems

October 13 - 2021

11:00-13:00 (GTM-3)

Moderator: Luiz Eugênio Mello, Scientific Director - FAPESP



11:00 Opening and Introduction to GRC
Luiz Eugênio Mello, Scientific Director – FAPESP
11:20 André R. Brunoni, University of São Paulo Medical School – Brazil
Presentation: Mental Health during the COVID-19 pandemic: findings from the ELSA-Brasil cohort study
11:28 Alexis M. Kalergis, Professor and Director, Millennium Institute Immunology and Immunotherapy, FOCIS Center of Excellence, P. Universidad Católica de Chile
Presentation: The scientific venture responsible for the vaccines during the COVID19 pandemic
11:36 Sara Allin, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Presentation: The North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies- Leveraging comparative research to support evidence-informed health policy
11:44 Angelica Jimenez de Samudio, Department of Pediatric Hemato-Oncology at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, National University of Asunción (FCM-UNA)
11:52 Dr. Israel Mejia, Director of the Division of Electrical Engineering at CIDESI, Mexico
Presentation: New Scientific and Technological Challenges for Research Centers After the Pandemic COVID-19
12:00 Gonzalo Moratirio, Head of Experimental Evolution of Viruses, Institut Pasteur de Montevideo
12:08 César V. Munayco, Director of Public Health Surveillance at Centro Nacional de Epidemiología, Prevención y Control de Enfermedades – CDC Peru
Presentation: Anemia Operational research in heath facilites of Lima y Callao: anemia in children
12:16 Felipe Fregni, Harvard Medical School
12:24 Silvia Kochen, Director for the Center for Studies in Neuroscience and Complex Systems (ENyS, CONICET-HEC-UNAJ) and the Epilepsy Center of the Ramos Mejía and El Cruce Hospitals
12:32 Round Table Discussions
12:57 Closing Remarks with Luiz Eugênio Mello, FAPESP

The Webinar will be in English without simultaneous translation

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The organizing committee comprises representatives from:

Agencia Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo (ANID/Chile)
Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT/Paraguay)
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas de la República Argentina (CONICET)
São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP/Brazil)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

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