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8th Webinar on COVID-19 | Impact of COVID-19 on Routine Immunization, Reproduction and Pregnancy Outcome

Part of the State-of-the-Art Webinar on COVID-19 series
30 Jun 2020, 00:00

Covid-19, Health, Pregnancy Outcome
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State-of-the-Art Webinars on COVID-19 Research

Webinar 8

Impact of COVID-19 on Routine Immunization, Reproduction and Pregnancy Outcome

There are many questions and genuine worries about pregnancy and COVID-19. Available evidence suggests that pregnant women are at no greater risk of becoming seriously ill than other healthy adults if they develop coronavirus. The large majority of pregnant women experience only mild or moderate flu-like symptoms. The big question is about the situation for the fetus and the unborn child in general. The virus is newly discovered, and the literature is still scarce, with many newly started or planned studies. So far there is no evidence for increased risk of miscarriage. However, emerging evidence suggests that transmission from a woman to her baby during pregnancy or birth is probable. Reports are now coming suggesting premature deliveries associated with transmitted virus. But it is very unclear if the coronavirus caused these premature births, or whether it was recommended that their babies were born early for the benefit of the women’s health and to enable them to recover. So there are many unsolved questions and perspectives. The lecture will present ongoing and planned studies those can shed light on possible effects of the COVID-19 on pregnancy and pregnancy outcome.

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a decrease in immunization coverage rates and this issue, if not properly addressed, could lead to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases in the coming months. The reasons that led to a decrease in vaccination coverage have been manifold and must be carefully analyzed in order to identify and plan the best possible interventions to maintain and increase vaccination coverage rates. It must be avoided that damage caused by COVID-19 is also compounded by damage from other epidemics.

Date: 30 June 2020

Time: 3.00pm (CEST) | 9.00am (EDT) | 9.00pm (CST Asia)

Webinar ID: 857 4009 4634

Webinar Secretariat: [email protected]

The following expert researchers will present and speak:

Prof. Dr. Jon Øyvind Odland

Jon Øyvind Odland is professor of global health at the NTNU The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, MD, PhD, specialist in GYN/OB, environmental medicine, and epidemiology. He has worked with mother/child programs in more than 20 countries, these days focusing mostly on the Arctic, southern Asia, and Africa. His studies have mostly focused on environmental and infectious diesease impact on fetal development and pregnancy outcome. He has a scientific production of appr 200 peer reviewed papers and is now working with a new study on Impact of the COVID pandemic on health care workers, the health care system and the general population in southern Africa.

Prof. Dr. Giovanni Gabutti

Giovanni Gabutti is professor of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine at the University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy, MD, specialist in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, and in Microbiology and Medical Virology. He has worked and still works on epidemiology and public health. His area of expertise includes epidemiology and prevention of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases. He has been involved in several RTCs on new vaccines as well as research projects promoted by the Ministry of University. He is chief of the Post-graduate School of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy and has a scientific production of approximately 170 peer reviewed papers.

Program

The webinar will start at 3.00pm (CEST) and last maximum 1 ½ hours.

Presentation

Time

Introduction

3.00pm (CEST)

Prof. Dr. Jon Øyvind Odland

Pregnancy and COVID-19. Updated Knowledge

3.05pm (CEST)

Prof. Dr. Giovanni Gabutti

Impact of COVID-19 on Routine Immunizations

3.25pm (CEST)

Q&A

3.45pm (CEST)

Webinar Content

On Tuesday 30 June 2020, MDPI and the journal IJERPH organized the 8th State-of-the-Art Webinars on COVID-19 Research with the title « Impact of COVID-19 on Routine Immunization, Reproduction and Pregnancy Outcome »

The following expert researchers gave a talk: Prof. Dr. Jon Øyvind Odland and Prof. Dr. Giovanni Gabutti.

Prof. Dr. Jon Øyvind Odland is professor of global health at the NTNU The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, MD, PhD, specialist in GYN/OB, environmental medicine, and epidemiology. He held a presentation with the title: “Pregnancy and COVID-19. Updated Knowledge”.

His presentation was followed by Prof. Dr. Giovanni Gabutti, who is professor of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine at the University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy, MD, specialist in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, and in Microbiology and Medical Virology. He talked about the Impact of COVID-19 on Routine Immunizations.

Their presentations were followed by a discussion and Q&A session.

The webinar was offered via Zoom and required registration to attend. The full recording can be found below.

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COVID-19 Academic Resources Center

To support health researchers and professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic, MDPI has established the COVID-19 Academic Resources Center. It contains a variety of information related to COVID-19 available from MDPI, including journal articles, special issues, and Preprints, among others.

Relevant Special Issues in MDPI Journals

Special Issues in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

The COVID-19 Pandemic in Europe: Response to Challenges
Editors: Giovanni Gabutti, Andrea Orsi, Armando Stefanati, Jon Øyvind Odland
Accepting submissions until 31 January 2021

Social and Environmental Justice in the COVID Era
Editors: Annalee Yassi, Samuel Spiegel
Accepting submissions until 30 September 2020

COVID-19: A Public Health Approach for Health Professionals
Editors: Guglielmo Campus, Fabrizio Pregliasco, Maria Grazia Cagetti
Accepting submissions until 31 December 2020

COVID-19 in North America: Clinical, Psychosocial, Laboratory, and Epidemiological Aspects
Editors: Amal K. Mitra, Dawn Bishop McLin, Abdullah Baqui, Sarah Buxbaum
Accepting submissions until 31 December 2020

How Can Comprehensive Care Improve the Quality of Care in Post-SARS-nCoV-2 Period?
Editors: Christos Lionis, Elena Petelos
Accepting submissions until 31 January 2021

Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19
Editors: Andrea Fiorillo, Maurizio Pompili
Accepting submissions until 31 January 2021

Smoking, Vaping, and COVID-19
Editors: Judith J. Prochaska, Kathleen Gali, Erin A. Vogel, Kelly C. Young-Wolff
Accepting submissions until 31 January 2021

COVID-19: Prevention, Diagnosis, Therapy and Follow Up
Editors: Ivan Gentile, Annamaria Colao, Prisco Piscitelli
Accepting submissions until 31 January 2021

COVID-19 and Health Inequities: Opportunities, Challenges, and Future Directions
Editors: Keith Norris, Arleen F. Brown, Roland J. Thorpe
Accepting submissions until 3 May 2021

Responding to COVID-19 from Local, Regional and Global Perspectives: Challenges and Solutions
Editors: Elena N. Naumova, Meghan A. Hartwick
Accepting submissions until 30 June 2021

The Role of Air Pollution during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Editors: Chiara Copat, Margherita Ferrante, Antonio Cristaldi
Accepting submissions until 31 December 2021

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