Symposium: Navigating the pandemic when effective vaccines are in the policy toolbox
Friday, Nov 20, 2020
8:00 am - 11:30 amAdd to iCal
8:00-11:30 ET Zoom registration CLICK HEREThis interdisciplinary symposium hosted by the Hopkins Business of Health Initiative welcomes researchers from across Hopkins and around the country as well as anyone seeking to learn more about evidence-based COVID19 decision making. This half-day event is an extension of our popular “Johns Hopkins Interdisciplinary Zoom Webinar Series, Advancing evidence-based decision making for COVID19.” Past events available here.
Agenda8:00-9:00KEYNOTE: Dr. Anthony Fauci delivers Medicine Grand RoundsModerator: Sanjay Desai, Director, Osler Medical Residency, Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine9:00-10:15PANEL 1: Financial incentives and disincentives for achieving optimal COVID-19 vaccination ratesCOVID-19 vaccines have the potential to deliver enormous social value. As vaccines get approved and allocated across the nation and the globe, realizing the full potential of vaccines will depend on enough people getting vaccinated to make the spread of the virus unlikely. What strategies will be more effective optimizing vaccination rates? Can financial incentives help to induce people to get vaccinated? What behavioral factors need to be taken into account?Alison Buttenheim, Scientific Director, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, University of PennsylvaniaRobert Litan, Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings InstitutionDaniel Polsky, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Economics at Johns Hopkins University, and Director of the Hopkins Business of Health InitiativeModerator: Mario Macis, Professor of Economics, Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School and Affiliate Faculty, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics10:15-11:30PANEL 2: The pandemic in 2021: setting policy priorities and filling evidence gapsThe landscape of managing through the pandemic will be altered as a result of the introduction of vaccines. How can policy makers navigate through policy options to reduce transmission and optimize wellbeing when the options expand beyond non-pharmaceutical interventions to include strategies to optimize vaccination rates? As these decisions become more complex with potentially negative interactions between strategies, we assess decision making needs and emerging tools to help navigate the inherent tradeoffs.Beate Jahn, Assistant Professor, University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology (UMIT) Hall i.T, Austria, and Vice President, Society for Medical Decision MakingShan Liu, Associate Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of WashingtonNilanjan Chatterjee, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biostatistics and Genetic Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins UniversityDan Gorenstein, Executive Producer & Co-Host, Tradeoffs PodcastModerator: Kathy McDonald, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Systems, Quality and Safety, Johns Hopkins University, and Co-Chair Covid-19 Decision Modeling Initiative (CDMI) with Society for Medical Decision MakingThe Hopkins Business of Health Initiative (HBHI) is a new University initiative to improve health care affordability, access, equity, and value through the integration of public-private approaches by uniting world-class experts in research, policy, and practice across the Carey Business School, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Nursing, and School of Medicine.