COVID Q&A: The Future of COVID

July 26, 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
COVID Q&A: The Future of COVID

We might no longer be in lock down or under tight restrictions but unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic is still here.
So what is the future of COVID?
How long will COVID last for?
When will COVID be classed as an endemic rather than a pandemic?
Are we likely to see more COVID mutations?
Will we need to get vaccinated for COVID each year like the flu?
What might be the consequences of COVID in the long term? Are we likely to see people developing other conditions because they caught COVID 10 years ago?
Are we being complacent?

Join us as we put these questions and more to our experts respiratory disease researcher and physician Professor Peter Wark, viral Immunologist Associate Professor Nathan Bartlett and drugs and medicines researcher and general physician Professor Jennifer Martin.

When: Tuesday 26th July 2022
Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Where: Streamed live online

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Meet our presenters:

Professor Peter Wark is a Senior Staff Specialist in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital. He is also a senior respiratory researcher at HMRI and the University of Newcastle. Professor Wark has also been appointed to the NSW Health COVID-19 Council of Clinical Practice.

Associate Professor Nathan Bartlett is virologist and Head of Viral Immunology and Respiratory Disease research at HMRI and the University of Newcastle. He has been leading the development of a nasal spray to be used for protection against COVID-19 and other viruses which is currently in clinical trials.

Professor Jennifer Martin is a dual-trained clinical pharmacologist and practicing general physician. She is a leader of HMRI's Drug Repurposing and Medicines Research Program. In 2022 she was appointed President of the Royal Australian College of Physicians.