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The Forum can be viewed via UWItv’s livestream (at www.uwitv.org) from 1 pm local time.

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) will be hosting a Vice-Chancellor’s Forum titled “Demystifying the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)”, Thursday 30 January 2020.

The Forum can be viewed via UWItv’s livestream (at www.uwitv.org) from 1 pm local time. Those watching the broadcast can send their questions in via the chat feature for the livestream.

The UWI has convened a group of experts to examine issues related to the recent Coronavirus outbreak originating in China. In a panel discussion and livestreamed Q & A format, the forum will offer informed analysis and perspectives, seeking to clarify information on the virus’ spread, treatment and the Caribbean region’s response.

The Forum’s programme will include remarks from Vice-Chancellor of The UWI, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and will feature the following health experts:

• Dr Joy St. John… Executive Director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA)

• Professor Christine Carrington… Molecular Genetics and Virology Expert, The UWI, St Augustine Campus

• Professor Clive Landis… Zika Task Force Chair and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies, The UWI

• Professor John Lindo… Parasite Epidemiology Expert and Deputy Dean (Research), Faculty of Medical Sciences, The UWI, Mona Campus

Event details:

Event: Vice-Chancellor’s Forum: Demystifying the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020

Time: 2:00 PM AST| 1:00 PM EST

Live broadcast: www.uwitv.org and UWItv Cable TV channel on the FLOW EVO network

Questions: will be entertained either in person OR via the livestream chat feature at www.uwitv.org OR via WhatsApp at 876-279-9607

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