ISIAQ Webinar Series: Spread of Infectious Diseases in Indoor Environments

March 31, 2020
April 7, 2020
April 14, 2020
April 21, 2020
April 28, 2020
May 5, 2020
May 12, 2020
May 19, 2020
May 26, 2020
June 2, 2020
June 9, 2020
June 16, 2020
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Event Description
The ISIAQ Board of Directors and The Academy of Fellows are hosting a webinar series on the spread of COVID-19 and infectious diseases in indoor environments. The webinars are planned for Tuesdays, at 1pm UTC starting from March 31. These webinars are free and open to the public, but due to limited space, registration is required. See below for more information about the webinars and the presenters, and for the registration links.

June 16, 2020 Panel Discussion "Spread of Infectious Diseases in Indoor Environments: A Way Forward
Prof. Catherine Noakes, University of Leeds, UK
Prof. William P. Bahnfleth, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Prof. Torben Sigsgaard, Aarhus University, Denmark
Dr. M. Khalid Ijaz, Rickett Benckiser LLC, USA 
Prof. Yuguo Li, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Dr. Amy Kirby, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA

Format: A short introduction, 30-40 minute presentation, 10-20 minutes discussion. To access the Webinar, go here.

June 9, 2020 "An Overview of the COVID-19 Virus: Epidemiology, Clinical Features, Diagnostics, Immune Response, Treatments, and Vaccine Options" 
Honorary Associate Professor, Dr. Julian W. Tang, University of Leicester, UK

June 2, 2020 "Could Resuspension of SARS-CoV-2 be a Significant Route of Exposure?
Prof. Andrea Ferro, Clarkson University, New York, USA 
Prof. Jordan Peccia, Yale University, Connecticut, USA

May 26, 2020 “The Airborne Infection Spread in Buildings – It’s Time to Stop It!
Prof. Lidia Morawska, PhD
Director, International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health (WHO CC for Air Quality and Health)
Co-Director - Australia, Australia – China Centre for Air Quality Science and Management Queensland University of Technology, Australia

May 19, 2020 “ Ventilation Impacts on Indoor Aerosol Transport and Current HVAC Recommendations for Re-Opening Buildings”
Dr. Andrew Persily, Chief, Energy & Environment Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), presenting: “Impacts of Ventilation and Building Airflows on Indoor Aerosol Transport”
Dr. Lisa Ng, Indoor Air Quality & Ventilation Group, NIST, presenting: "Summary of Current HVAC Recommendations for Re-Opening Buildings"

May 12, 2020 “Buildings that Fight Disease and Promote Health
Prof. Joseph G. Allen, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Massachusetts, USA

May 5, 2020 “Short-Distance Airborne Transmission of Respiratory Pathogens: Role of Breathing Zone Airflow Interaction
Prof. Zhengtao Ai, Hunan University, China
Prof. Arsen K. Melikov, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

April 28, 2020 “Filtration and Ultraviolet Air Cleaning in the Age of COVID-19
Prof. Jeffrey Siegel, University of Toronto, Canada
Prof. Shelly L. Miller, University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado, USA

April 21, 2020 “Cleaning for Health: Viruses / Biological Contamination on Surfaces and How to Meet the Challenges to Achieve Effective Cleaning
Prof. Richard Shaughnessy, University of Tulsa, OK, USA
Prof. Mark Hernandez, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO, USA
Dr. Greg Whiteley, Western Sydney University, Australia

April 14, 2020, "Transmission of Viruses in Droplets and Aerosols
Prof. Linsey Marr, Virginia Tech, USA.

April 7, 2020 "Aerosol and Breath Transmission of SARS-Cov-2 Virus
Prof. Maosheng Yao, Peking University, China. 

March 31, 2020 "Transmission Dynamics of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in China and the World: The Role of Intervention
Prof. Yuguo Li, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
Prof. Qihong Deng, Central South University, Changsha, China. 

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