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COVID-19 Webinar: Data-driven Pandemic Mitigation in Israel

Updated: Jul 7


Registration Ends on 8 July 2021 12:00 noon



Register HERE!


With more than 60% of population vaccinated with at least one shot, Israel is in its final phase of ending local COVID-19 restrictions. Shops, restaurants, concerts, cinemas and hotels are reopened to the public.


Under what circumstances did Israel achieve pandemic mitigation? And how did data-driven approach take part in the process? CUHK JC School of Public Health and Primary Care presents our 20th Anniversary Series “COVID-19 Webinar: Data-driven Pandemic Mitigation in Israel” with Professor Ran Balicer, Founding Director of Clalit Research Institute and Chair of Israel's National Experts Panel on COVID-19. Register now and learn from his experience!


COVID-19 Webinar: Data-driven Pandemic Mitigation in Israel

Date: 8 July 2021 (Thursday)

Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm (Hong Kong Time, GMT+8)

Mode: Zoom Live Webinar

Fee: Free

Speaker: Professor Ran Balicer, Founding Director of Clalit Research Institute and Chair of Israel's National Experts Panel on COVID-19

Moderator: Professor Samuel Wong, Director of CUHK JC School of Public Health and Primary Care

Accreditation: CUHK CME for Non-specialist (pending)

Registration: https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/webform/view.php?id=13389994

Enquiries: (Tel) +852 2252 8429 / (Email) info_sphpc@cuhk.edu.hk


Speaker’s Biography:


Prof. Ran Balicer, MD, PhD, MPH serves as Chief Innovation Officer for Clalit - Israel's largest healthcare organization. He also serves as Founding Director of the Clalit Research Institute, the WHO Collaborating Center on Non-Communicable Diseases Research, Prevention and Control. In these roles, he is responsible for strategic planning, development and implementation of novel organization-wide interventions and of innovative technology and data-driven tools, for improving healthcare quality, reducing disparities and increasing care effectiveness.

Since 2020, Prof. Balicer was appointed Chair of Israel's National Experts Panel on COVID-19 and serves as a senior advisor to the Israeli Government and Prime Minister Office on the COVID-19 pandemic response.


Prof Balicer is Full Professor and Track Director of the MPH program at the Ben-Gurion University School of Public Health, Israel, and has been serving as Chair of the Israeli Society for Quality in Healthcare since 2013.


Prof. Balicer serves as Commissioner for the Lancet and Financial Times Healthy Futures 2030 International Commission that aim at harnessing innovation globally to improve the health and wellbeing of young individuals. He also serves in senior advisory groups to the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe, and is involved in projects focusing on chronic diseases monitoring, prevention and control, use of big data and artificial intelligence in healthcare provision and care integration.


Moderator’s Biography:


Professor Samuel Wong is the Director of the School of Public Health and Primary Care and Associate Dean (Education), Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a Family Medicine Specialist and is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine in both Family Medicine and Community Medicine. His research interests include evaluation of primary care services and mental health interventions.


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