LESSONS FROM COVID-19: The Science. Medicine. Technology & People
Date Posted: Thu, 04 Jun, 2020
Risky Business Events, in collaboration with The BMJ and Great Ormond Street Hospital, supported by the Medical Protection Society, partnered to create a free, virtual conference for the multidisciplinary teams in the pandemic frontline and here share the highlights of that event.
The idea of the event was to provide front-line clinical professionals who have been working flat out and exhausted with a succinct latest update on the science, the medicine, the technology and the people (well being) with respect to the Covid-19 crisis.
Chaired by TV news presenters Charlie Stayt & Katie Derham, 22 world experts came together to discuss the latest science and challenges of Covid-19 including a key note speech from former UK Prime Minister the Right Honourable Tony Blair on the Global Challenge of Covid-19.
Organised by the team at Great Ormond street Hospital in collaboration with the BMJ and supported by the Medical Protection Society, the conference included:
Opening address from Matthew Shaw, CEO of Great Ormond Street Hospital on conceiving the idea for the Nightingale Hospital in the Excel centre in London
Cutting edge science on the pathophysiology of Covid-19 and the progress towards a vaccine
Experiences of front line staff in ICU on what we have learnt
Industry leaders from Zoom, Formula 1 and the aviation sector on how they managed and contributed to the UK’s management of Covid-19
Keynote speech from former UK Prime Minister the Right Honourable Tony Blair on the Global Challenge of Covid-19