ECOSF attends the AASSA-PAS Webinar Series on Pandemic Preparedness: Science and Countermeasures
The Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) and Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) organized a Webinar on Pandemic Preparedness: Science and Countermeasures on May 4, 2021. Over 30 experts, scientists and medical doctors from China, Nepal, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Turkey, Pakistan, etc. attended the meeting, sharing lessons and insights learned from the joint fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and discussing the challenges and issues of major concern towards the future joint efforts.
The experts during the webinar highlighted the major efforts committed by international scientific and technological focused organization in the fight against the pandemic, including development of testing kits at the start to the sharing of the genomic databases as well as the forecasting and analysis of the pandemic.
Panellists underscored that knowledge sharing on the research progress played a key role in successfully conducting clinical trials on vaccination across the world. Speakers also took the opportunity to thank the PAS and the AASSA for the significant bridging role they played in knowledge sharing and dissemination in the fight against the pandemic. Panellists also called for further strengthening the cooperation and partnerships with the international scientific community in tackling the pandemic and in building a better future for global good.