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The Coronavirus: Global Impact? NOW ONLINE ONLY

19th March 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Cambridge Enterprise and Technology Club presents: Coronavirus: Global Impact?

In this seminar we will hear from experts about the virology and economics of the Coronavirus. What do we need to know?

The Judge Business School is no longer hosting this event.


Questions can be posed on Youtube via the chat function or on Twitter to @CambCETC and #CVCETC


1900-2000: Seminar - The Coronavirus: Global Impact?


> Dr. Chris Smith, consultant virologist, founder of the Naked Scientist podcast and Fellow of Queen's College, Cambridge

Dr Smith is a scientist and broadcaster based in Cambridge. Alongside his work as a Virologist at Addenbrokes Hospital he lectures at the University of Cambridge and presents the Naked Scientist podcast and radio shows online, on the BBC and on ABC (Australia). Throughout the current Coronavirus outbreak he has been called upon as a subject-matter expert by the media and Government.

> Dr Freya Jephcott, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fellow of Queen's College, Cambridge

Dr Jephcott is an expert in pandemic outbreak surveillance and response systems, particularly those in Sub-Saharan Africa, at the intersection of medical anthropology and applied epidemiology. In addition to her work at the University she occasionally works as a Manager of Epidemiological Activities for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) performing outbreak investigations. She is also a consultant on the strengthening of global health systems for the World Health Organization (WHO).

> Dr Flavio Toxvaerd, Department of Economics and Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge

Dr Toxvaerd is an Economist at the University of Cambridge. He published 'The Economics of Vaccination' in 2014 and maintains a research focus on the optimal control of infectious diseases (working paper 2015). In February 2019 he facilitated The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Antimicrobial Resistance and Pandemics Symposium, held in Washington DC.

> Dr Peter Buchan, Clinical Pharmacologist and Independent Drug Development Consultant.

Since his PhD in Pharmacology at the University of Edinburgh Dr Buchan has worked within drug development businesses in C-Level roles. He is a clinical pharmacologist with deep knowledge of disease impact modelling. He has monitored the Italian and U.K. responses to COVID19 carefully and is involved in clinical trials of relevant antivirals.

This FREE seminar is ideal for professionals, entrepreneurs and technologists seeking to remain current in a bleeding edge technology within the Cambridge eco-system.

The Committee of the CETC reserves the right to amend the format of this seminar in line with advice received from Public Health England.


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