Finding a Path to a Post-COVID World: A Special Panel Discussion in Partnership with the Canadian Friends of the University of Haifa


12:00 pm

Join ASUH to explore the current state of COVID-19 and what spread and containment trends might mean for a return to normal life with DR. MANFRED GREEN, DR. ANDREW MORRIS, DR. DORIT NITZAN, and moderated by DR. ROMANA PRIMUS.

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MANFRED GREEN, MD, PhD, MPH is currently the Director of the International Master’s in Public Health program and previously served as head of University of Haifa’s School of Public Health, where he is a professor in the Department of Epidemiology. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Georgia College of Public Health in the United States. He previously served as head of the public health branch for the Israel Defense Forces, as well as founding director of the Israel Center for Disease Control.

DR. ANDREW MORRIS is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and the Medical Director of the Sinai Health System-University Health Network Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. He is currently Chair of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee for the Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and chairs the Antimicrobial Stewardship Working Group for Accreditation Canada. He was appointed to the Canadian Government’s Expert Advisory Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (EAGAR) in 2015. Dr. Morris has worked closely with regional, provincial, and federal governments and interprovincial organizations to help develop and coordinate antimicrobial stewardship efforts. 

DR. DORIT NITZAN is the Regional Emergency Director for the European Region of the World Health Organization. Dr. Nitzan joined the WHO in 2005 as the Manager of Public Health Services in the South-eastern Europe Health Network, and the WHO Representative in Serbia (including Montenegro). The team led by her received the 21st Century Award by the United Nations Secretary General for the special work done with and for the Roma people. The team Dr. Nitzan went on to lead in the Ukraine from 2012 to 2016 received the WHO Director General Reward of Excellence for exceptional contribution to the Organization in 2015. Dr. Nitzan came to the WHO from the Israeli Ministry of Health and was also active in the humanitarian NGO Physicians for Human Rights. Along with this work she also supported humanitarian operations in the Middle East and Ethiopia with the World Food Programme.

DR. ROMANA PRIMUS has over 50 years of experience in the medical field. After retiring from private practice as a Pediatrics Specialist, Dr. Primus worked pro bono for 12 years in a community health center. Throughout her life, Dr. Primus has been active in Holocaust remembrance and education. Dr. Primus currently serves on the board of several local, national, and international non-profit organizations and is a member of the ASUH Board of Directors.