The Future of Infectious Diseases: 100 years of the Spanish Flu

Date: Thursday 8 November 2018
Time: 6.30pm (for 7.00pm) – 8.00pm
Location: The Science Museum, 64 Exhibition Rd, Kensington, London SW7 2DD

Panel debate followed by a reception in ‘Superbugs: The Fight for Our Lives’ exhibition until 21:30.

2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of Spanish Flu. The deadly influenza pandemic infected some 500 million people and resulted in deaths of between 50 and 100 million people. Since then, we have seen significant investments in public health and clean water as well as the introduction of vaccination across the world.

Whilst growing numbers of us are likely to die of non-communicable diseases, we are however witnessing warnings that we are becoming complacent about the impact of infectious diseases.

During the discussion, we will consider what can be done by policymakers to keep infectious disease at bay.

Panel:
• Baroness Sally Greengross, Chief Executive, ILC
• Natasha McEnroe, Keeper of Medicines, Science Museum
• Nicola Oliver, Co-Founder, Medical Intelligence
• Helen Donovan, Professional Lead for Public Health Nursing, Royal College of Nursing
• Steven Baxter, Head of Longevity Innovation and Research, London, Hymans Robertson

Financial support for this meeting was provided through a charitable donation from Pfizer.