The World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) has added Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top medical advisor to the White House, as a keynote speaker for the forthcoming digital edition of Congress ’20.
Slated to take place in Strasbourg, France in early December, WCSFP was in July forced to move its physical event online due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The digital conference will now take place from December 8 to 10.
One of the world’s most-cited biomedical scientists, Dr. Fauci (pictured) will take to the virtual stage at Congress ’20 to speak about the enduring battle to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic and the increasingly fraught relationship between science and the global public.
Dr. Fauci currently serves as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, where he oversees research on infectious and immune-mediated diseases.
He is also one of the leading members of the Trump administration’s White House Coronavirus Task Force, and was one of the principal architects of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a program launched by President George W. Bush in 2003 in an effort to help save the lives of those suffering from the disease throughout the developing world.
Fauci joins the Congress ’20 line-up alongside Canadian geneticist and environmental activist Dr. David Suzuki and British-Nigerian historian, producer and television presenter David Olusoga.
“We’re so thrilled to welcome Dr. Anthony Fauci, a distinguished voice in this global pandemic who has been both candid and comforting in all his frequent media appearances since the outbreak,” said Paul Lewis, conference director for the WCSFP, in a statement. “As the world struggles to understand COVID-19, Dr. Fauci has become one of the most trusted medical leaders in the world. We look forward to his reflections on this once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, the heroic scientific efforts to put an end to it and what we can expect in the future.”
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