Dr. Alan Bernstein is President & CEO of CIFAR, a global research organization that brings together some of the world’s most outstanding researchers to address important questions facing science and humanity. One of Canada’s leading scientists, Alan co-chairs the Scientific Advisory Committee for Stand Up 2 Cancer Canada, is a member of the Sabin-Aspen Vaccine Science and Policy Group, and the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is a member of Canada’s COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force and Chairs Canada’s Variants of Concern, Scientific Advisory Council. His contributions to science have been recognized with numerous awards and honorary degrees, including Officer of the Order of Canada, Order of Ontario, induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, and recipient of the 2017 Henry Friesen International Prize in Health Research.
Alan chaired Panel 2: The Coronavirus Pandemic.