RATIONALE OF THE CONFERENCE
The coronavirus pandemic started as an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), a zoonotic virus which may have originated from bats. The virus quickly spread throughout the world and consequently impacting every aspect of human life and activity. A “new normal” took hold of the world. The 2021 MMHRDC conference hopes to bring to light our journey as we survive and carve a “new future”. The conference highlights our current scientific and empirical knowledge/capabilities, future prospects, roles, as well as gaps in information in different facets of our social constructs that make us human. Let us take the time to reflect on our lives, learn from our stories, and look forward to the future of Every “Juan”.