Keynote about COVID-19 anti-viral therapies and vaccines headlines Pharmacy Research Day 2020

Nov 13th, 2020

Marcia Porter

Pharmacy Research Day 2020
Keynote about COVID-19 anti-viral therapies and vaccines headlines Pharmacy Research Day 2020

COVID-19 antiviral therapies and vaccines are the hot topics for the School of Pharmacy’s Research Day key note address, SARS-COV-2: The Virus That Stops the World, with Dr. Rod Russell of MUN's Faculty of Medicine.

Pharmacy Research Day, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, celebrates advancements in healthcare collaboration, drug discovery and delivery, health outcomes and teaching and learning research in pharmacy.

This year we've scheduled our annual research day to coincide with Memorial's university-wide Research Week, Nov. 23-27, 2020, with all activities taking place online.

Undergraduate students, graduate students, and pharmacy residents involved in research activities in the last academic year take part in the day's events, which include a research poster competition and mini-presentation.

Judging panels will evaluate all posters remotely, and winners may be selected for one of several awards.

Pharmacy Research Day Schedule:

12:00 – 1:00: Keynote address: Dr. Rod Russell, Memorial University Faculty of Medicine:

Title: SARS-COV-2: The Virus That Stops the World: COVID-19 antiviral therapies and vaccines are the hot topics for this session, with Dr. Rod Russell of MUN's Faculty of Medicine.

Dr. Russell is a professor of Molecular Virology and Viral Immunology at Memorial University in St. John’s, where he started his independent research program in 2008.

His team is currently funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. He sits on the Executive Committee for the Canadian Society for Virology and is a member of the Canadian Network on Hepatitis C. Dr. Russell is member of the Editorial Board for the journals Pathogens & Immunity and Viruses, and is the Editor-in-Chief of Viral Immunology.

Login instructions for this session are available here: https://www.mun.ca/research/week/2020.php#

Friday 1:15–2:30 pm:Undergraduate Poster Competition Mini Presentations: Posters will be available for virtual viewing prior to and during the event. (A link to the meeting, and to the poster viewing will be provided.)

2:45–4:00 pm:Graduate Poster Competition and Mini Presentations: Posters will be available for virtual viewing prior to and during the event. (A link to meeting and posters will be provided. ) (Note: SGS will be holding Memorial University's 3MT (Three-Minute Thesis) competition virtually on November 30 from 2-4 pm via WebEx (https://www.mun.ca/sgs/3MT/) The Snappy Synopsis may be good practice for that event.

Check out Memtorial's Research Week to find out what's happening around campus.

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