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Previous events

7 October

Origins of covid Watch a recording of the event

9 September

Vaccination in children Watch a recording of the event

8 July 2021

Ageing and death in the time of covid Watch a recording of the event

10 June 2021

Covid passports and credentials Watch a recording of the event

13 May 2021

Covid and mental health Watch a recording of the event

15 April 2021

Post-covid conditions Watch a recording of the event

25 March 2021

New variants Watch a recording of the event

11 March 2021

Zero covid Read a summary of the event and watch the recording

25 February 2021

Vaccines Read a summary of the event and watch the recording

The BMJ webinars

11 February 2021

Testing Read a summary of the event and watch the recording

28 January 2021

Covid-19 and schools Read a summary of the event and watch the recording

26 November 2020

Covid: Management of respiratory failure.

20 November 2020

Covid: the Known Unknowns (Facing up to uncertainty in a pandemic).

3 September 2020

Long covid: How to define it and how to manage it. Read a summary and watch a recording of the event

2 June 2020

Long covid: diagnosis, management, prognosis (joint event with GOSH and Risky Business Events). Watch the recording

Testing for SARS-CoV-2 in asymptomatic people

Part of The BMJ #CovidUnknowns series

A trusted and effective testing programme is essential for protecting health and livelihoods now and for future epidemics. Join Fiona Godlee of The BMJ, George Davey Smith of the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit, University of Bristol, and Allyson Pollock of Newcastle University plus speakers from leading institutions in this free webinar.

What’s the role of asymptomatic transmission? (Chair: George Davey Smith, Bristol University)) · Muge Cevik, clinical fellow, University of St Andrews · Nicola Low , professor of epidemiology and public health, University of Bern

Asymptomatic testing: are the tools fit for the job?   (Chair: Sheila Bird)  · Jon Deeks, professor of Biostatistics, University of Birmingham · Tim Peto, Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford · Patrick Bossuyt, professor of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Amsterdam

Communicating and acting on test results (Chair: Allyson Pollock) · Theresa Marteau,  Director of the Behaviour and Health Research Unit, University of Cambridge · Jackie Cassell, Deputy Head of Brighton & Sussex Medical School

Testing in different settings/contexts: panel (Chair: Fiona Godlee, The BMJ) · Pete Buckle, Principal Research Fellow in Human Factors at Imperial College London · Andrew Fraser Director of Public Health Science at NHS Health Scotland

 

Post-covid conditions

 ‘Long covid’ and other sequelae of covid disease / Part of The BMJ #CovidUnknowns series:

‘What is ‘long covid’/ post-covid? – George Davey Smith, professor of clinical epidemiology, University of Bristol – Elaine Maxwell  Clinical Adviser at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Dissemination Centre – Jo House, Reader in Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Bristol on patient perspectives

International experience: What and where are the best data? – Chair: Fiona Godlee, editor in chief of The BMJ – Ben Humberstone, head of health analysis and Life Events and Daniel Ayoubkhani, principal statistician, at the UK’s Office of National Statistics – Simone Benatt, Infectivolgy Department, Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital, Italy – Maxime Taquet, academic clinical fellow at University of Oxford

Prognosis, available treatments, and rehabilitation – Chair: Allyson Pollock, professor of public health, Newcastle University) – Melissa Heightman, Integrated respiratory consultant, University College London Hospital – Margaret McCartney, GP, and Richard Byng, GP – Liz Whittaker, senior clinical lecturer in paediatric infectious diseases and immunology at Imperial College London – Rob Barker-Davies, Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre. Watch the recording here.

Special supplement on healthcare innovation in Vietnam

Hear about Vietnam's innovative and successful response to the covid crisis; understand how Vietnam is training the next generation of healthcare professionals, and see examples of how early-stage start-ups are transforming healthcare.

This special supplement and virtual event have been kindly supported by the UK Government through the British Embassy in Hanoi and British Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam).

Find out more

 

Preparing the frontline for the covid19 vaccine rollout

In January 2021, it was a race against time to vaccinate the world. Countries started to vaccinate their populations and many were ready to roll out their plans.

There have been numerous mass vaccination campaigns in the past within the Asia Pacific region. Each faced different challenges. From vaccine hesitancy with the measles-rubella vaccine in Indonesia to the Dengvaxia controversy in the Philippines, there are important lessons that can be applied to the covid-19 pandemic.

Brought to you by BMJ, Asian Development Bank and UNICEF, the first webinar in this series explored key challenges from past vaccine campaigns and facilitated a discussion to support countries with their covid-19 vaccine rollout. 

Virtual launch of PMAC and The BMJ special collection – Covid-19: Advancing towards an equitable and healthy world

The collection analyses the significant issues arising from the pandemic, including the political economy of the response, the role of international institutions, overwhelmed health systems, social determinants, the value of global indices of preparedness, and global megatrends and solidarity.

In this session, you can hear from Dr Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Dr Jesse Bump, Professor Göran Tomson, Dr Lauren Paremoer and Prof Fran Baum about their work and participate in a discussion facilitated by Dr Kamran Abbasi, Executive Editor of The BMJ.

This collection was produced with the kind support of PMAC.

SE013: Virtual launch of PMAC/BMJ Special Collection – COVID 19: Advancing towards an equitable and healthy world

Join the launch of a special collection from The BMJ of ten papers focused on this year’s PMAC theme of ‘COVID 19: Advancing towards an equitable and healthy world’.The collection analyses the major issues arising from the pandemic, including the political economy of the response, the role of international institutions, overwhelmed health systems, the role of social determinants, the value of global indices of preparedness, and global megatrends and solidarity.In this session, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from Dr Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Dr Jesse Bump, Prof Göran Tomson, Dr Lauren Paremoer and Prof Fran Baum about their work and participate in a discussion facilitated by Dr Kamran Abbasi, Executive Editor of The BMJ. This collection was produced with the kind support of PMAC.

Posted by Pmac Secretariat on Friday, 22 January 2021

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