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Webinar Series: Lessons Learned from Organizations Implementing Testing Strategies

Join the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in the launch of their new informational webinar series on COVID-19 testing strategies and best practices from selected organizational leaders. This webinar series will be hosted as part of the Center’s new COVID-19 Testing Toolkit which aims to provide essential information for all organizations seeking to engage in COVID-19 testing.
 

Upcoming Webinars

None scheduled at this time.

 

Previous Webinars

Going for Gold: Testing Strategies for Keeping the Olympic Games Safe

June 1, 2022
This webinar focused on COVID-19 testing strategies and best practices for large sporting events. The panelists, Dr. Brian McCloskey and Ms. Lucia Mullen, served on WHO’s COVID-19 Mass Gatherings Expert Group. They advised Olympic organizers on COVID-19 countermeasures for the Tokyo 2020 Summer and the Beijing 2022 Winter games. They discussed developing and implementing masking, testing, and vaccination strategies for the world’s oldest – and largest – international sporting celebration.

Read the full transcript from June 6 (PDF).

 
 

University Testing Strategies

May 3, 2022
Panelists discussed how Johns Hopkins University developed and implemented its COVID-19 testing strategies for faculty, staff, and students.

Read the full transcript from May 3 (PDF).

 
 

Lessons Learned Implementing a Testing Strategy for a Pandemic Wedding

April 19, 2022
With new COVID-19 variants, waning immunity, and low booster vaccination numbers, holding large personal events, like weddings, bar mitzvahs, and anniversary parties, can be complicated. Dr. Manoj Jain discussed the four-pronged approach (communication, vaccination, masking, and testing) that helped his family safely plan and host a wedding during the pandemic.

Read the full transcript from April 19 (PDF).
Read the webinar overview from April 19 (PDF).

 
 

 

Enabling Population-Scale Diagnostic Testing for COVID-19 and Future Infectious Disease Outbreaks

March 30, 2022
This session explored how policy makers can work to sustain technological gains made in diagnostic testing during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and how they can expand applications of this technology to other health security threats.

Read the full transcript from March 30 (PDF).

 
 

 

Lessons from eMed: COVID-19 At Home Testing and Verifying the Results

October 19, 2021
We discussed the ongoing importance of COVID-19 testing and the verification of testing results at-home. The moderated discussion focused on at-home COVID-19 testing using rapid antigen tests, and scenarios where verification of results is necessary, including for employee or student testing programs.

Read the full transcript from October 19 (PDF).
Read the webinar overview from October 19 (PDF).

 
 

 

Lessons from Lufthansa Group, COVID-19 Testing for the Airline Industry

June 21, 2021
We discussed the importance of testing, and other mitigation efforts, to get passengers safely flying again. The moderated discussion covered how Lufthansa Group has handled the challenges of the last year and how the experiences will be used for travel going forward.

Read the full transcript from June 21 (PDF).

 
 

 

Lessons from the Entertainment Industry – Testing as a Mitigation Strategy to Get Back on Set

May 17, 2021
A panel of experts discussed the importance COVID-19 testing strategies and best practices in the entertainment industry to ensure production can safely resume.

Read the full transcript from May 17 (PDF).
 

 

 

Lessons from BD on Implementing Testing Services in K-12 Schools

April 13, 2021
A panel of experts discussed the importance of testing to ensure schools can safely re-open and stay open for in-person learning, and provided insights into BD's COVID-19 testing capabilities, including training and education.

Read the full transcript from April 13 (PDF).
Read the webinar overview from April 13 (PDF).

 
   

 

COVID-19 Testing Toolkit Webinar Series: Lessons from Ginkgo Bioworks and Concentric by Ginkgo

March 24, 2021
The first webinar of this series featured a conversation with Ginkgo Bioworks on how they launched their innovative COVID-19 testing service, Concentric by Ginkgo, and their efforts to pilot their program in schools. The panelists discussed the importance of testing to ensure safe school re-openings, as well as the role of biotechnology to counter future outbreaks and pandemics.

Read the full transcript from March 24 (PDF).
Read the webinar overview from March 24 (PDF).