The Usher Institute’s Annual Lecture 2023

Thursday 21 September 2023 | 11:00–16:00 | McEwan Hall, Edinburgh (or livestream)

Don’t miss the Usher Institute’s highly anticipated Annual Lecture and Showcase – a free event for everyone! Join us at the picturesque McEwan Hall, or online, to hear Professor Susan Hopkins from the UK Health Security Agency discuss Zeno’s Paradoxes and Pandemic Preparedness. All attendees will be given the opportunity to submit questions using the online Q&A platform.

Discover the significance of sustaining public health and academic collaborations developed during COVID-19, spanning basic science, epidemiology, data science, genomics, and immunology. Gain insights from collaborative responses to health challenges like Monkeypox and severe hepatitis in children in 2022. The lecture will explore optimal readiness for future epidemics, involving the UK’s four public health agencies and academic groups. Plus, hear a response from Paul Johnston, Chief Executive of Public Health Scotland.

Experience the best of the Usher Institute’s work through showcase presentations, posters, and displays. Limited in-person spots available – secure yours now.

The Usher Institute is one of six DDI hubs at the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University – creating a regional power-house for collaboration with industry partners. The hubs house expertise and facilities to help 10 industrial sectors become more innovative through data. Through the application of data science, the Usher Institute is driving innovation in health and social care that improves lives. First established in 1902, the Usher Institute is home to the oldest chair of public health in the UK and has a strong international reputation for research and teaching excellence.

Located at Edinburgh BioQuarter, the new Usher building will become a world-leading hub where health and social care research teams collaborate with colleagues from public, private and third sector organisations to deliver data-driven advances in health and social care.

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