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Upcoming Events


Please see below for a list of events from the PREPARE Institute, PREPARE faculty, participating centers, and other affiliated or unaffiliated programs related to pandemic preparedness.


Strategic Planning Retreat

Save the Date: January 27, 2023, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Please join PREPARE and our strategic partner, the Office of Operational Strategic Services (OSI), on this one-day retreat that will formalize the Institute's vision, mission and strategic priority areas and objectives. Your attendance and input are critical to shaping our successful future.

Winter Symposium 2023 - Emerging Infectious Diseases: Are We Prepared?

Save the Date: January 23, 2023, 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

PREPARE, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Longevity ScienceCHARM and Resilient Center are partnering to host an in-person symposium titled, Emerging Infectious Diseases: Are We Prepared?  The program will include a keynote address by Dr. Tom Frieden, President Obama's CDC Director; a group pandemic tabletop exercise led by Resilient's PI, Dr. Eliah Aronoff-Spencer; and a panel with HWSPH's Dean Cheryl Anderson, UC San Diego Health Leadership, PREPARE's Director Dr. Davey Smith and CHARM's Faculty Lead, Dr. Victor Nizet. 

"Everything You Wanted to Know About HMPXV but Were Afraid to Ask"

Hosted by High Rounds - HIV and Global Health
No cost
Friday, September 9, 2022, at 8:00 am PT

PREPARE faculty: Davey Smith, MD, MAS 
Click here to join via Zoom. The password to enter the meeting is 543220. 

Monkeypox Epidemic Virtual Town Hall with Representatives Sara Jacobs and Scott Peters

Hosted by Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-53) and Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52)
No cost
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 5:30 pm PT

PREPARE faculty: Davey Smith, MD, MAS and Susan Little, MD
Click here for more information and to register.

Nobel Symposium in Medicine

COVID-19: The First Great Pandemic of the Twenty-first Century

Hosted by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Norwegian Nobel Committee
Bergendal, Sollentuna, Sweden 
May 22-25, 2022

PREPARE faculty speaking on Tuesday, May 24, 2022:

Shane Crotty, PhD - "Understanding Adaptive Immunity and Memory to SARS-CoV-2 Infection and COVID-19 Vaccines.” 

Davey Smith, MD, MAS - “Making the Next COVID-19 Therapies.” 

CHARM Research in Progress 

Hosted by the Collaborative to Halt Antibiotic-Resistant Microbes (CHARM)

Research in Progress is a forum for graduate students, postdocs, and project scientists exploring new innovative solutions to the growing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) crisis.

Kristen Valentine, PhD - "Generation of new mouse models of SARS-CoV-2 infection." 
Medhi Nasr, PhD - "Targeted Nanomedicine Against Pulmonary Bacterial Infections."

Thursday, February 17, 2022, 9:00 am PT - 10:00 am PT
Click here to join Zoom

International Proteolysis Society Symposium: Proteases in SARS-CoV2 Infections (Virtual)
Hosted by the International Proteolysis Society (IPS)
No cost
Thursday, January 20, 2022, 8:00 am PT - 12:00 pm PT

PREPARE Faculty: Anthony O’Donoghue, PhD
Click here for more information and to register.

Salt in My Soul - Film Screening and Discussion (Virtual)
Hosted by the UC San Diego Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics (IPATH)
No cost
Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 4:00 pm PT - 5:00 pm PT via Zoom

Salt in My Soul film advertisement with a woman standing on the beach looking into the horizonSalt in My Soul, a new documentary based on the best-selling memoir of the same name, provides a rare look into the mind of Mallory Smith, a young woman trying to live fully while dying of a rare superbug infection and cystic fibrosis. This event focuses on the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance, a theme throughout the film, and hosts a panel including IPATH’s phage therapy experts and advocates to discuss this potentially life-saving therapeutic.

PREPARE Faculty: Steffanie Strathdee, PhD, Robert Schooley, MD, and David Price, MD, PhD

Please register as soon as possible, as there is a limit of 200 streaming codes to share with guests
Click here for more information and to register.