An evening seminar and networking reception
Tuesday 3 April, 6:00-9:00 pm
Central London Location - venue will be confirmed to registered delegates
The Canadian High Commission, the Health Protection Agency & One Nucleus invite you to a special event that will examine the public health preparations underway for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
This seminar will illustrate how a Canadian-led research team is working with British authorities to anticipate and prepare for infectious disease risks at the Games by linking outputs from novel global disease surveillance and risk modelling technologies with on the ground epidemic preparedness and response efforts within the UK. Drawing on experience gained from studying the Hajj pilgrimage, this new approach will link real-time global epidemic intelligence of infectious diseases with knowledge of how the world's population is travelling on commercial flights and converging in London at the time of the Games. The approach to anticipating and preparing for infectious diseases at mass gatherings will be discussed, together with how it fits into the UK's wider surveillance measures and public health preparedness efforts for London's 2012 Olympic Games.
18:00 Coffee and registration
18.30 Welcoming Remarks - Canadian High Commission
18.35 Introduction from the Chair - Tony Jones, One Nucleus
18.40 Anticipating and Preparing for Infectious Diseases at Mass Gatherings - Dr. Kamran Khan, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada
19.00 Public health preparedness for London 2012 - Dr. Brian. McCloskey, Olympic Lead, Health Protection Agency, UK
19.35 Closing remarks from Host
19.40 Networking reception
The event is free, however, please note this is not a CSARN event. Therefore to register please go to: http://www.onenucleus.com/onenucleus-events?id=643