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15 Jun 2021

[SAVE THE DATE] Unseen Enemy Film Screening with Asia Society Hong Kong: Insights and Lessons Learned From Pandemic

In the midst of its 20th Anniversary Year Celebrations, HKU-Pasteur Research Pole has team up with Asia Society Hong Kong to organize a film screening and debate featuring public health experts

Join us on Friday July 2nd for the film screening of Unseen Enemy, followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. Professor Leo Poon, Co-Director of HKU-Pasteur Research Pole and Professor in the HKU School of Public Health and Dr. Hui-ling Yen, Associate Professor at the Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences of the HKU School of Public Health, will discuss the insights and lessons learned from the global pandemic and answer questions from the public. Professor Lau Chak Sing, Head and Chief of Service of the Department of Medicine at Queen Mary Hospital and Professor at the HKU LKS Faculty of Medicine will be the moderator for this event.

Friday, July 2, 2021

Registration 18:00, Program 18:15, Close 20:30

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

Register here!

Free admission upon successful registration

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, experts are paying more attention to the possible diseases that can cause a global outbreak. Apart from coronavirus, there are many other possible bacteria and viruses that can be a potential threat to people’s health.

Award-winning director Janet Tobias, together with some of the world’s best experts in public health, explore some viruses that can create the next global pandemic on Unseen Enemy. The film focuses on three case studies: Ebola, influenza, and Zika - all local outbreaks that became widespread epidemics.

In the film, doctors, public health academics, and many people’s lives are deeply changed by the impact of the epidemic. From the Ebola epidemic in West Africa to the Zika outbreak in Brazil, the film investigates the reason why a virus can spread across people speedily. Back to Hong Kong, how can we learn from the pandemic of the century to prevent a future outbreak?

Got Questions? Ask them here in advance (beginning June 26 ) or during the program (code: #unseenenemy).

Free Public Presentation on Facebook and YouTube.

More information on Asia Society Hong Kong website.

 

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