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Prof Lesley Curtis  
Interim Executive Director, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Centre


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Emerging Infectious Disease Plenary
Role of NCID During COVID-19

Track type: Plenary

Date: 18 Sep 2021


 Time: 1115 - 1200

Location: Seminar Room 4

Speaker: Prof Leo Yee Sin

The first case of COVID-19 was confirmed on 23rd Jan 2020. To many of us in Singapore, this was not a surprise, because in contrary, we knew we would be hit based on our past experience from SARS-2003. COVID-19 is still here and raging on globally. I would like share on the key learning points on Singapore’s preparedness in managing COVID-19, and provide a critical review of NCID’s role to support Singapore’s response through providing highly scalable infrastructure, manpower, supplies and technology; ensuring rapid adaptation of resources and processes amidst a complex fluid situation; generating evidence-based knowledge and insights; and forming collaborative networks and partnerships.




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