Meet the Live Town Hall Panel: "Survival and Inactivation of Viruses on High-Touch Environmental Surfaces"
We are pleased to announce the expert panel for our Live Town Hall Q&A on “Survival and Inactivation of Viruses on High-Touch Environmental Surfaces: Relevance to Countering the Spread of SARS-CoV-2” webinar!
This live town hall Q&A is open only to attendees of the “Survival and Inactivation of Viruses on High-Touch Environmental Surfaces: Relevance to Countering the Spread of SARS-CoV-2” on-demand webinar. If you’d like to join us at this event, purchase and view the webinar and you will receive an invitation to the Q&A, along with access to our discussion forum!
Syed A. Sattar, M.Sc., Dip. Bact., M.S., Ph.D. RM (CCM), FAAM
Syed A. Sattar is Professor Emeritus of Microbiology, University of Ottawa. He studies the environmental spread and control of human pathogens. Several of his microbicide test methods are now international standards. He has 240 publications, three books and >340 invited lectures to his credit. He is a Registered Microbiologist of the Canadian College of Microbiologists, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. He is also an adviser to the Canadian and U.S. governments, the World Health Organization and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on various aspects of infection prevention. He received the Martin Favero Lectureship of APIC (2006), the Hygeia Gold Medal of the Rudolf Schűlke Foundation (2009), Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012) and the designation (2014) of ‘Distinguished Microbiologist’ of the Canadian College of Microbiologists.
David Jay Weber, MD, MPH, FSHEA, FIDSA, FRCM (London)
Dr. David Jay Weber has been on the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 1985 where he is currently the Charles Addison and Elizabeth Ann Sanders Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Epidemiology in the UNC School of Medicine, and UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Weber received his Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) degree from Wesleyan University in 1973, his Medical Degree (M.D.) from the University of California, San Diego in 1977, a Master’s in Public Health (M.P.H.) from Harvard University in 1985, and completed his medicine residency and infectious disease fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1985. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Critical Care Medicine, and Preventive Medicine. Dr. Weber serves as an Associate Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director of Infection Prevention for the UNC Medical Center. He serves as Medical Director of the NC Program in Infection Control and Epidemiology (SPICE). He is the Secretary of the Board of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and an Associate Editor of Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. Dr. Weber has published more than 450 scientific papers in the peer-reviewed literature and more than 600 total papers and chapters. His research interests include the epidemiology of healthcare-associated infections, disinfection and sterilization, new and emerging infectious diseases (novel influenza, SARS-coV-2, MERS-coV, Ebola, Candida auris), response to biothreats, nontuberculous mycobacteria, control of drug resistant pathogens, immunization practices (especially of healthcare personnel), zoonotic diseases, and epidemiology of tuberculosis.