UTHSC hosting second virtual coronavirus symposium July 28

On July 28, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center will host its second Coronavirus Online Symposium.

The free event is geared towards disseminating vital information from healthcare experts to healthcare practitioners but is open to anyone interested in attending.

Discussion topics will include: updates on COVID-19 in the Memphis area, children and schools, local hospitals' lessons learned and current readiness, COVID-19 immunity, and current clinical trials for a vaccine. There will be a media Q & A following the speakers.

The symposium will be streamed through Zoom from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. It will also be recorded for post-event viewing.

Attendees must register to get the event link. Find more information and register here.

Speakers include: Drs. Terri Finkel, Jon McCullers, Amik Sodhi, Scott Strome, Paul Thomas, Richard Walker, and Jason Yaun.

Together they represent UTHSC, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, and the Alternate-Care Hospital for COVID-19.

“It is important during this global pandemic that [UTHSC] provides up-to-date and important health and prevention related information to our community,” Karen Johnson told High Ground ahead of the first symposium. Johnson is chair of UTHSC’s Department of Preventive Medicine and Endowed Professor in Women’s Health.

In a press release, UTHSC said more than 1,500 people registered for the first symposium, which was held on April 6

As of July 23, the Tennessee Health Department shows Memphis' Shelby County with the state's highest rates of COVID-19 cases and related deaths.
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Cole Bradley is a native Memphian and graduate of the University of Memphis. Cole's worked locally as a researcher and community engagement strategist and began contributing to High Ground in Jan 2017.