An introduction to the newly launched UK Public Health Rapid Support Team.
Live Stream/recording of the event can be viewed HERE
Date: Thursday, 15th December 2016
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre
Ebola shook the world and highlighted the need for the international community to develop a system of rapid support for disease outbreaks. In response the UK Government has provided funding for the establishment of the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (RST), which will be jointly run by Public Health England and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, with academic partners at University of Oxford and Kings College London. Come to hear how the RST will be established and what it will be doing. Learn how you can get involved.
Chair: Dr Karl Blanchett, LSHTM, Director of the LSHTM Humanitarian Crises Centre
Dr Brian McCloskey, PHE, Interim Director RST
Prof Jimmy Whitworth, LSHTM, Interim Deputy Director RST
Prof Peter Horby, University of Oxford, Centre for Tropical Medicine & Global Health
Dr James Rubin, Kings College London, Senior Lecturer in the Psychology of Emerging Health RisksBack