Aveshka Partnership with IIFX: COVID-19 Risk Playbook

December 10, 2020

Aveshka partnered with the Innovation Institute for Fan Experience (IIFX) in a five-part virtual forum series: COVID-19 Risk Playbook.

This series provided insight on current scientific information on COVID-19 in the context of venue operations. The information was moderated by Aveshka’s medical experts and presented by the IIFX medical team, composed of public health, professional sports physicians, health industry and medical professionals, industry thought leaders and practitioners.

Because of the ever-evolving nature of the pandemic, the mission of the series was to shed light on the current and future risks pertaining to returning to a new “norm” in the world of sports and entertainment. In addition, it sought to provide insight as to how best to safely navigate through those challenges.

Our partnership with IIFX aims to help anyone in the sports and entertainment industry, e.g., event planners, venue owners/staff, coaches, players, fans, etc. – develop plans to safely return to work, play and spectate, and prepare for future events.

Aveshka Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Til Jolly, was appointed as an Innovation Institute Founding Distinguished Fellow and serves on the COVID-19 Taskforce.

COVID-19 Risk Playbook Virtual Forum Recordings:

October 21, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST
Youth Sports – What Is The Medical Risk for Returning to Play & Spectate.

Dr. Michael Anderson, Aveshka Senior Advisor, Pediatric Science Consultant, led a dynamic panel discussion that provided insightful, accurate, and actionable information to help youth sports event planners and managers identify the key learnings, question, and decisions that must be made during to safely return to play and spectate.

Recording: https://youtu.be/bFNCjqaKAec

October 28, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST
Managing COVID-19 Risks – Perspectives from Wembley Stadium

Dr. Til Jolly, Aveshka Chief Medical Officer, moderated this interactive panel discussion with Wembley’s seasoned Director and Medical/Safety team who provided excellent insight and an international perspective of their experience through COVID-19.

Recording: https://youtu.be/pGQe_sN58qA

November 4, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
How to Manage Medical Risk at Sports and Entertainment Venues

Dr. Til Jolly, Aveshka Chief Medical Officer, returned to moderate this panel discussion that includes insights from a health and event and facility management perspective on how to minimize risk at sports and entertainment venues.

Recording: https://youtu.be/45_KMYFKAk8

November 12, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
What is the Risk for Fans Attending Sport and Entertainment Venues and Events? 

Dr. Til Jolly, Aveshka Chief Medical Officer, led the fourth installment of the COVID-19 Risk playbook series. Panelists outline the risks that attendees may face in sports and entertainment venues and events and how things may change the experience moving forward.

Recording: https://youtu.be/s7v7olirq_c

December 2, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
National Experts Weigh In: COVID 19 Interscholastic Athletics – What is the Medical Risk for Returning to Play and Spectate?

Dr. Michael Anderson, Aveshka Senior Advisor, Pediatric Science Consultant, moderated this panel to discuss medical risks and concerns in youth sports to include not just the physical risk of returning to play but also the mental health impacts of the pandemic on young athletes.

Recording: https://youtu.be/kIS8daaCYIg

About IIFX

Innovation Institute was established in 2020 with the intent of building a global alliance to lead the NEXT great leap in fan experience — one steeped in health, safety, security, and service. We are bound together by passion and the incomparable skills of visionary thought leaders throughout the international community. Along with our technical and subject matter experts, we are innovating new ways to change the world’s sports and entertainment fan experience for the better.