NOTICE: Many events listed here have been canceled or postponed due to the Covid-19 emergency. It is best to call ahead or check with organizer's websites to verify the status of any local event.

Change Location × Houston

    Recent Locations

      Global QuaranTEEN Medical Summit - COVID 19: A Global Pandemic in Real-Time in Houston


      • Global QuaranTEEN Medical Summit - COVID 19: A Global Pandemic in Real-Time Photo #1
      1 of 1
      July 13, 2020

      Monday  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (daily until July 17, 2020)

      1515 Hermann Drive
      Houston, Texas 77004

      Map
      Performers:
      • No Performers Listed
      EVENT DETAILS
      Global QuaranTEEN Medical Summit - COVID 19: A Global Pandemic in Real-Time

      Join The Health Museum for their Global QuaranTEEN Medical Summit - COVID 19: A Global Pandemic in Real-Time, where high-school students with interest in medicine will explore the role of innovation and technology in solving global health challenges! Taking place from Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17, 2020, this year's summit has transitioned to a virtual setting to bring together doctors, researchers, and medical experts to talk about how they’re working to combat the pandemic.

      In its 11th year, the Summit is being offered as an online program for the first time and will be open to educators and other adult learners. The virtual format will consist of daily speaker sessions and student challenges, with sessions tailored to the different tracks. Program highlights include:

      - An opening-day session on how past outbreaks can help us understand COVID-19 and future outbreaks with Dr. Umair Shah, Harris County Public Health, and Sabrina Sholts, Curator of Biological Anthropology, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History;
      - UTMB Drs. Elise Smith and Jeff Farroni will discuss ethics in an outbreak --including questions of access, vaccination testing, privacy, masks, and quarantines;
      - Researchers will review the science behind masks, how they work, and why there is so much controversy around wearing them; and,
      - A closing Q&A session with Dr. Scott Weaver, Chair of the UTMB Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

      High school student registration for the Global QuaranTEEN Medical Summit – COVID-19: A Global Pandemic in Real-Time is limited to 100 students; the registration fee is $35 for nonmembers and $25 for members. Mandatory sessions for the full teen program will take place Monday thru Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Optional sessions will be offered throughout the week in the afternoons and evenings.

      Due to an exceptionally challenging time for the education community, The Health Museum will host individual sessions for educators as a part of this year’s Summit. These sessions will cover resources for teaching about microbiology and epidemiology across grade levels as well as best practices in virtual education. Educators are invited to register for these informative workshops for free.

      The Health Museum will offer several information sessions for the general public to provide reliable information to help make more informed decisions about how to navigate day-to-day decisions during the pandemic. These sessions are available free-of-charge with registration.

      This year’s Summit is made possible by educational partnerships with the Smithsonian Institution and UTMB. Generous support provided by the Joe Barnhart Foundation.

      As a nonprofit cultural institution, thought leader, and resource to the community to empower healthier living for all, please consider making a gift to The Health Museum. Donations, in any amount, will help the Museum weather the current crisis and continue its mission to spark wonder and curiosity about health, medical science, and the human body.

      Become a member of The Health Museum to receive discounts on programs, workshops, and the Amazing Body Store. You will also gain early access to Museum exhibits and services. For more information on membership, visit thehealthmuseum.org/content-page/membership.

      To reserve your spot in the Global QuaranTEEN Medical Summit – COVID-19: A Global Pandemic in Real-Time, register at thehealthmuseum.org/teensummit. For additional information about registration, contact: teensummit@thehealthmuseum.org.

      Cost: Payment required - The registration fee is $35 for nonmembers and $25 for members. Registration is free for educators and the general public.

      Categories: Education | Health & Wellness | Museums & Attractions

      This event repeats daily until July 17, 2020:

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.

      Hotels and Airbnbs near Global QuaranTEEN Medical Summit - COVID 19: A Global Pandemic in Real-Time. Book your stay now!