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WFEO CDRM International Webinar “Engineering contributions for Managing the next pandemics”

December 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The WFEO Committee on Disaster Risk Management (CDRM) and the Peruvian Engineers Association (CIP) are pleased to invite you to the international webinar “Engineering contributions for Managing the next pandemics that will be held on 18 December 2020.


Large-scale epidemics and pandemics have affected humankind along its history. Their study mainly by biologists and medical doctors has resulted in the progressive accumulation of a large amount of scientific knowledge and right therapeutic practices. Nonetheless, we have not been able to avoid the enormous loss of lives and economic disruption that qualify the ongoing Covid-19 pandemics as a global disaster.

Dealing with other natural phenomena, as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes or floods, we have learnt that disasters can be avoided through defined processes that include the risk reduction and a strong preparedness that ensure an effective response when the event occurs. The same processes can be applied to manage the risk of future pandemics. Science and technology provide adequate knowledge and diverse tools to contribute to the task.

The WFEO Committee on Disaster Risk Management organizes this webinar to present and discuss on:

  • Overview of the global organization of early warning for pandemics,
  • The near-real time (big) data management and information as support to decision-making, and
  • Emergency health centers quick building systems.

Webinar details

Date: December 18th, December 19th in New Zealand

Time: 2 p.m. Lima time, 8 p.m. Western Europe time, 8 a.m. New Zealand time

Registration: bit.ly/2KjXUM7


Dr. Carina Fearnley

University College of London, UK

Early warning systems for pandemics: Lessons learned from natural hazards
Dr. Simiao Chen

Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, China

Fangcang shelter hospitals: a novel concept for responding to public health emergencies
Dr. Michael O’Sullivan

University of Auckland, New Zealand

Healthcare Modelling for Pandemic Planning and Recovery



Dr. Vilas Mujumdar

WFEO-CDRM member, United States
Eng. Marcial Rivera

WFEO-CDRM member, Costa Rica


For more information:

Webinar registration page

WFEO Committee on Disaster Risk Management website

Peruvian Engineers Association (CIP) website


December 18, 2020
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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WFEO Committee on Disaster Risk Management (CDRM)
Peruvian Engineers Association (CIP)