Are we prepared for the next influenza pandemic outbreak?
ESWI and the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House kindly invite you to participate in the roundtable gathering on influenza pandemic preparedness on 22 January 2019 in London.
A hundred years ago, a pandemic of influenza virus stunned the world, killing over 50 million people worldwide. We remain vulnerable to such outbreaks, and due to the fast evolution of the virus, globalization and intercontinental travel, outbreaks on the scale of the 1918 pandemic would even today have a devastating effect. But lessons learned from the past, a century of research and international cooperation should help prepare us for future pandemics.
On 22 January 2019, we will review the advances made over the past hundred years, evaluate current preparedness levels and look ahead, exploring pathways to improve policy engagement. Since the meeting aims to foster debate among key players in (pre-)pandemic preparedness and response, our program culminates in an extensive stakeholders debate (expert panel and participants). The meeting will hence provide a unique opportunity for discussion and action.
Registrations for this event will open soon but in the meantime please contact Robert Ewers at the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House if you have any questions. Click here for contact details