Date: January 28, 2019
Time: 09:30PM - 11:00PMYou must be registered to participate!
Emerging infectious diseases are relatively little understood. Their periodic, unpredictable outbreaks can quickly transform into global pandemics, as was the case with SARS and avian influenza. They tend to be zoonotic (deriving from an animal source), infect thousands of people at a time, engender significant fear and panic, and have high mortality rates, which is frequently because the public infrastructure to diagnose, prevent and treat them is lacking. Newer examples of these diseases include MERS and Ebola, both of which are RNA viruses with the ability to mutate from one outbreak to the next, making them that much deadlier.
This thought-provoking epanel broadcast will discuss a range of questions and challenges surrounding emerging infectious diseases, including:
Following the panel discussion broadcast, audience members watching the live event will be able to participate in a live Q&A with the panelists. Questions can be submitted during the broadcast via Twitter or the chat room, or in advance when registering for the event.
This epanel was filmed during the Keystone Symposia conference on “Framing the Response to Emerging Virus Infections” at the Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre of The University of Hong Kong, October 14-18, 2018, and was made possible with funding from both The University of Hong Kong and the Croucher Foundation.
Event Hashtag: #VKSpandemic
This Keystone Symposia ePanel was made possible by a grant from the Croucher Foundation and The University of Hong Kong.
The views expressed in this ePanel are those of the participants and not necessarily of the participants’ organizations or of Keystone Symposia.