About this event

  • Date and time Thu 23 Apr 2020 from 12:30pm to 1:00pm
  • Location Online

Register to join Episode 7 'Exploring the global pandemic and its unknown destiny' on Zoom here.

Professor David Heymann, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, joins us to discuss the challenges of the world-wide pandemic, exploring the short and medium-term implications for populations across the world, and the importance of recognising that its longer-term destiny is currently unknown.

Professor Heymann will discuss his role in translating evidence into policy and practice with Dr Claire Bayntun, who returns as our host.

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Please note: This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be used in the future on various internet channels. All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

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The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

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Key speakers

Professor David Heymann

Professor David Heymann

Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 

Speaker's biography

Professor David Heymann is currently professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Head and Senior Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, London; and chairman of Public Health England, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.


Previously, he was the World Health Organization's (WHO) Assistant Director-General for Health Security and Environment, and Representative of the Director-General for polio eradication.


From 1998 to 2003, he was Executive Director of the WHO Communicable Diseases Cluster, during which he headed the global response to SARS, and prior to that was Director for the WHO programme on Emerging and other Communicable Diseases.



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