August 31, 2020

WSU Division of Infectious Diseases presents COVID-19 symposium Sept. 12.

The Wayne State University Division of Infectious Diseases will present a virtual symposium on COVID-19 and local approaches to the pandemic Sept. 12.

Professor of Infectious Diseases Pranatharthi Chandrasekar, M.D., will serve as moderator of “COVID – How Are We Doing?” The free symposium will take place from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Dr. Chandrasekar

The agenda includes:

8:15 a.m. – Welcome

8:20 to 8:40 a.m. “COVID – How is Detroit Managing?” with Najibah Rehman, M.D., medical director of the Detroit Health Department

8:40 to 9 a.m. “How Does COVID Present/How Do We Diagnose?” with Sorabh Dhar, M.D., WSU associate professor of Infectious Diseases

9 to 9:20 a.m. “How Do We Treat?” with Gretchen Snoeyenbos Newman, M.D., WSU assistant professor of Infectious Diseases

9:20 to 9:40 a.m. “How Do We Control in Hospital? The DMC Experience,” with Teena Chopra, M.D., WSU professor of Infectious Diseases

9:40 to 10 a.m. Discussion

10 to 10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 to 10:35 a.m. “How Do We Prevent (Vaccines: Principles, Choices and Controversies)?” with Anna Durbin, M.D., professor of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

10:35 to 10:55 a.m. “How Do We Manage COVID in Children?” with Jocelyn Ang, M.D., WSU professor of Pediatrics

10:55 to 11:15 a.m. Discussion

11:15 to 11:35 a.m. “Ramifications in HIV/Pregnancy” with Jon Cohn, M.D., WSU professor of Infectious Diseases

11:35 to 11:55 a.m. “Ramifications in Cancer/Transplant” with Sanjay Revankar, M.D., WSU professor of Infectious Diseases

11:55 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Discussion/Close

The free symposium will be conducted via Microsoft Teams. To participate, send your email address to and an invitation containing log-in details will be emailed to you before the event.

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