Pandemics: Can we learn the lessons of history?

Pandemics: Can we learn the lessons of history?
Wednesday 13th May – 17:30 – 20:00. Lecture and Drinks Reception. Human history has been shaped, and continues to be shaped, by infectious diseases and pandemics. This presentation will draw on research about factors that affected pandemic influenza mortality in the NZ armed forces and in isolated Pacific Islands. It will then review lessons from more modern epidemics, including polio, HIV/AIDS, SARS, and Ebola. The 1918 influenza pandemic killed more people than the entire First World War. How will we commemorate this anniversary in three years’ time? This lecture will make a plea for us to build on these lessons of history so we are better prepared for the inevitable epidemics and pandemics of the future. Click RSVP to Register for this FREE event. Chair: Professor John Oxford, Queen Mary University of London Respondent: Dr John McCauley, Director, WHO Influenza Centre, National Institute for Medical Research, London Q&A Panel: Dr Jennifer Summers, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, King’s College London
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Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 05:30 PM - Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 08:30 PM


Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ
United Kingdom

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