WHO Hub Speaker Series N°1: Complexity of Pandemics – Securing Human, Animal and Planetary Health

05. July 2022 I  Events

The WHO Hub hosts a new speaker series “Complexity of Pandemics”. The goal of the series is to highlight the complex multidisciplinary landscape of preventing, predicting, preparing for and responding to epidemics and pandemics.

The speaker series takes place quarterly and is convened by the WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence to discuss challenges and cutting-edge research and technology in global pandemic preparedness and response. The event series will take place mostly in Berlin, be streamed worldwide for online attendance, and recorded for later viewing.

This first session of the speaker series on 5 July 2022 will be devoted to how surveillance efforts in the intertwined human, animal and planetary health sectors can be aligned in the face of increasingly complex health risks. Professor Marion Koopmans – Head of the Erasmus University Medical Center’s Department of Viroscience – will be the keynote speaker alongside Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu – Director of the WHO Pandemic Hub and WHO Assistant Director-General for the Division of Health Emergency Intelligence and Surveillance Systems. Professor Ilona Kickbusch – Founder and Chair of the International Advisory Board of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute Geneva – will guide us through the evening as our moderator.

Register here to participate online.

A limited number of seats for in-person attendance is still available. Indicate your interest to attend on-site through the form.

For those invitees who will attend the Global Health Talks of the Global Health Hub Germany (5 to 6 July), please rest assured that there will be enough time to travel from the event venue Umweltforum to the Naturkundemuseum at the end of Day 1 of the Global Health Talks.

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