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Olympic preparations for disease outbreak management. Don’t Panic ..there is a cunning plan

18.00 - 21.00

Location:
Central London (registered delegates will be advised ahead of the event)
Date:
03 April 2012
 
Formal registration for this event has now closed. However, should you still wish to attend then please contact Tina Hodges on 020 7258 6364 or email tina.hodges@international.gc.ca before 15:00 today (3 April).

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.

Programme:

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

19.20 - Q&A

19.35 - Closing Remarks from Host

19.40 - Networking Reception

21.00 - Close

Registration for this event is FREE.

Title: Olympic preparations for disease outbreak management. Don’t Panic ..there is a cunning plan
Start: 2012-04-03 18:00:00Z
End: 2012-04-03 21:00:00Z