Technology vs Infectious Diseases Summit (afternoon + keynote)

1.30pm to 8.00pm, Tuesday 26 September

The Theatre

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  • The Ebola Virus

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    Talk

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Free

Event description

On the 26 September 2017, world-leading organisations the Royal Institution and Imperial College London will bring together leaders in academia, industry, NGOs and young entrepreneurs to reveal how the best in UK technology is helping to combat bacterial, viral, parasitic and fungal diseases. The Summit will feature some of the foremost thinkers tackling the global challenge of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance through a multidisciplinary approach.

The event will be in two parts. The afternoon will showcase how cutting edge UK research and pioneering technological solutions are contributing to tackling infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance worldwide. Following these presentations, the evening event will feature a keynote address by Prof David Heymann, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, London; and former chairman of Public Health England, UK.

The day will run as follows:

13.00 REGISTRATION AND COFFEE
13.30 Welcome. Professor Gail Cardew, Director of Science and Education, Royal Institution
13.40 Introduction. Professor James Stirling, Provost, Imperial College London
13.50 SESSION 1: GLOBAL INFECTION THREATS. Chair: Professor Alison Holmes, Professor of Infectious Diseases, Imperial College London
15.15 Break
15.45 SESSION 2: CHALLENGES OF BACTERIAL INFECTIONS. Chair: Dr Pantelis Georgiou, Reader, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
17.15 Closing remarks. Professor Nick Jennings, Vice-Provost (Research), Imperial College London
17.25 Close of the afternoon eventProfessor Gail Cardew, Director of Science and Education, Royal Institution
17.30 TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE and refreshments
18.45 Audience to take their seats for evening event
19.00 Introduction. Sir Richard Sykes, Chairman, The Royal Institution
19.10 KEYNOTE: Global Infectious Diseases: Priorities for action. Professor David Heymann CBE, Head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House and Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
20.00 Facilitated discussion
20.30 Event ends

A detailed programme of the day can be downloaded here.

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By registering for this summit, you are automatically registered for the evening keynote address 'Global infectious dieases', to be given by Prof David Heymann. There is no need to register twice.

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