GBC Newsmaker Speaker Series: Dr. Leana Wen on the Current State of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • May 19, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Leana WenDr. Leana Wen, emergency physician and Visiting Professor of Health Policy and Management at George Washington University Milken School of Public Health and former Baltimore City Health Commissioner, discusses the current state of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As Health Commissioner, Dr. Wen led the city’s response to emergencies ranging from measles, Zika, influenza and other infectious disease outbreaks to the opioid epidemic and addressing trauma and violence as public health issues. Dr. Wen is a national public health expert and a contributing columnist for the Washington Post. She has appeared frequently on CNN, MSNBC and BBC pertaining to the coronavirus pandemic.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Considerations related to the relaxing of restrictions and returning to work
  • What businesses should be doing to prepare for returning to work

Please submit your questions for Dr. Wen in advance to Lisa Byrd at

Event details:

When: Tuesday, May 19, 2020; Noon-1 p.m. (Registration closes at noon, Monday, May 18)

Where: Virtual Webinar via Zoom

A personal, one-time link to join the webinar will be sent out to all registrants the morning of the event. 

Cost: GBC members: $25, Non-members: $40

A 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refund. Contact Karen Parrish at

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd, Director of Events and Business Development, at