AoE Research Seminar by Dr WATSON (2 Nov 2012)

UGC Areas of Excellence Scheme on "Control of Pandemic and Inter-Pandemic Influenza" and the Centre of Influenza Research present the following seminar:


Title: "Respiratory Viruses and Health Protection in the UK"


Speaker: Dr John WATSON, Director, Respiratory Diseases Department, Health Protection Agency, London, UK


Date: 2 November 2012 (Friday)


Time: 11:00 am


Venue: Seminar Room 5, LG1/F Laboratory Block, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, 21 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong


Speaker’s bio: http://www.isirv.org/site/index.php/board-members?id=67 Short Summary: The 2009 pandemic, and the subsequent influenza activity and its impact in the UK population, highlighted opportunities to strengthen surveillance, prevention and control. The recent novel coronavirus incident highlighted the continuing need for vigilance, preparedness and effective response to other respiratory virus threats. This talk will outline the current key issues and the work of the UK Health Protection Agency (soon to be 'Public Health England') to address them.


All are welcome.