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Pandemic COVID-19: a novel virus (zs)

  • Tue, October 06, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Virtual
  • 167


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The Disease, How it Spreads, Treatment and Pandemic Control

Almost since the beginning of 2020, our lives have been disrupted by a pathogen that seems like something out of an improbable science fiction movie. It lurks everywhere. Seemingly healthy friends can be super-spreaders. A shiny doorknob can be coated with a horde of killer virus particles. The virus is colorless, odorless, and too small to see. Most UWRA members are old enough to be considered “vulnerable” to this disease. The advice we receive from official sources is at best confusing. A trip to the grocery store feels a lot like a hike in a mine field. Times like this whet our desire for expert education and advice.

Dr. Dennis G. Maki will give a seminar on the novel coronavirus that has disrupted our lives. Dr. Maki is among the front-line defenders against this virus. He is the Ovid O. Meyer Professor of Medicine in the Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Pulmonary-Critical Care Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wisconsin, attending physician in the UWHC Center for Trauma and Life Support and eICU, and former Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases 1979 through 2007. Dr. Maki is a world-renowned expert on infectious disease, the author of almost 400 peer-reviewed publications, and the recipient of numerous honors for his activities in research, health care, and teaching.

If you have initial questions for the speaker, please send to Millard Susman at

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Checks payable to UW-Foundation, with "Open Seat" on the memo line may be mailed to UWRA, 21 North Park Street, Room 7205, Madison, WI 53715-1218.

Registration Deadline:  Thursday, October 1, 2020

Registration:   Advance registration is required.  You are encouraged to register online.  To register by phone or email, call the Association office. If you or your guest registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please cancel your registration online, or email/call the UWRA office.

NOTE:  The weblink and virtual call information will be included in the meeting reminders registrants receive.

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