10 Nov

LMU Latin America Network Online Dialogues: Medical institutions during the pandemic

Opening hours / Beginning:

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

10 November 2021



During the LMU Latin America Online Dialogues Latin American scientists from diverse disciplines discuss with their partners at LMU Munich how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their academic fields and which challenges societies and academic communities are facing at the moment.

COVID-19 pandemic: Implications for health care, medical research and teaching in Latin America and at LMU

Covid-19 Dashboard from Johns Hopkins University, Corona Virus World Map on PC screen - South America

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Latin American countries such as Brazil or Colombia have been hit the hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. An online discussion will reflect on the challenges this situation has brought to health care delivery, medical education and research. This will be complemented by reporting activities from the LMU to understand the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in the Munich population and the implications for future pandemic preparedness activities.

The LMU Perspective:

  • Prof. Dr. med. Michael Hoelscher, head of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine at LMU Munich

The Brazilian Perspective:

  • Prof. Hugo Caire Castro Faria Neto, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


  • Prof. Jarlei Fiamoncini, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universidade de Sãu Paulo (USP), Brazil
  • Prof. Carlos Alberto Calderón Ospina, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Fischer, Dean of Studies, Faculty of Medicine LMU Munich

This event will be hosted by:

  • PD Dr. med. Eduard Kraft, LMU Klinikum Munich

This event is open to students, researchers and the public and will be held in English via Zoom.
Please register here.

The LMU Latin America Network was set up by reseachers at LMU as a framework designed to facilitate thematic and yet interdisciplinary collaborations with partners based in the region. Supported by the International Office of LMU, the network forges new links and strengthens synergies in the area of research, teaching and capacity building between LMU and its partners in Latin America.

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