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In these unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic, WNICER and The Cura Foundation have partnered to host webinars that answer burning questions on how COVID-19 impacts health. 

Bridging the Gap Between Faith and Science

On December 14th, our partner The Cura Foundation hosted a webinar on Bridging the Gap Between Faith and Science. The panelists were Rev. Kevin FitzGerald, SJ, PhD, Aasim I. Padela, MD, MSc, Rabbi Edward Reichman, MD, and Tyler VanderWeele, PhD. The discussion was moderated by Mehmet C. Oz, MD. View the webinar below.

As a result of this discussion, Dr. Robin L. Smith and Dr. Mehmet Oz published an Op-Ed published on January 6, 2021 there they argued that public health officials need to engage with leaders of both science and faith-based organizations to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to read the Op-Ed. 

Acute and Chronic Cardiovascular Complications of COVID-19

On October 26, 2020, The Worldwide Network for Innovation in Clinical Education and Research (WNICER) and The Cura Foundation hosted a webinar on Acute and Chronic Cardiovascular Complications of COVID-19. The panelists were Michael E. Farkouh, MD (University of Toronto), Sascha Goonewardena, MD (University of Michigan Medical School), Peter Libby, MD (Harvard Medical School) and Robert S. Rosenson, MD (The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai). The discussion was moderated by Max Gomez, PhD, Senior Medical Correspondent, CBS2 New York. 

View the webinar below

Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 Webinar

What are the long term effects of COVID-19? How will COVID-19 impact patients' health in the future? On October 5, 2020 William Li, MD, President, Medical Director and CEO of The Angiogenesis Foundation and Andrew von Eschenbach, MD, Previous Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Former Director of the U.S. National Cancer Institute had a fireside chat on the long-term effects of the novel coronavirus on the health and wellbeing of its survivors. The webinar was moderated by Max Gomez, PhD, Senior Medical Correspondent of CBS2 New York and was hosted by WNICER partners The Cura Foundation and The Angiogenesis Foundation.

View the webinar below.


WNICER creates and manages scientific colloquia in collaboration with clients, focused on
important scientific questions tailored to target audiences, and with the aim of:

  • Developing collaborative research 

  • Producing web-based educational content

  • Publishing high level manuscripts in high impact journals 

In the spotlight:

WNICER is a sponsor of the Cura Foundation and the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture’ 
Fifth International Vatican Conference. We will hold a unique multidisciplinary event, "Inflammation: Shared Pathways in Diverse Diseases", that will take place in September. This event which is co-chaired by Drs. Michael Farkouh, and Peter Libby, Robert Rosenson, and Robin Smith, will unite inflammation specialists from leading global institutions.

This event will focus on Building Bridges Between Disciplines to Advance Knowledge and Public Health. The goals of this gathering are to better understand inflammation in diverse diseases, provide a structured assessment for its evaluation and improve therapeutic approaches to modulate inflammatory pathways and processes. This think tank will include luminaries from different fields with the aim to transcend usual boundaries between specialties, to hasten scientific advances, and accelerate translation to improved health as Inflammation provide a common set of pathways that generate diseases in multiple fields and are being harnessed for novel treatments. For more information on this event, please visit

Get Involved:

We welcome unrestricted educational grants from industry. Sponsoring companies will be invited to send delegates to this invitation-only think tank session. ​Please send an email to WNICER to request more information on sponsorship.

continuing medical education

WNICER has the infrastructure in place to develop continuing medical education. The services we provide include:

  • Setting objectives

  • Developing high value, state-of-the art content

  • Recruiting faculty

  • Applying for accreditation

  • Event management and logistics

  • Communication and marketing

  • Financial management

  • Stakeholder relations

  • Program evaluation

Get Involved:

If you are interested in providing an unrestricted educational grant to develop a CME program, please send an email to WNICER to start the discussion.

late-breaking trial discussions

WNICER and its partners host roundtable dinner sessions to discuss late-breaking trials at all major cardiology meetings (ACC, AHA and ESC). These sessions are typically funded through unrestricted educational grants from industry. 

Get Involved:

To sponsor a roundtable discussion please send an email to WNICER for more information.

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