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Public Health Thought Leadership Dialogue “Progress in Outbreak Preparedness – The Tasks Ahead” with Professor Peter Piot

23 Feb 2016

Professor Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, delivered a talk as part of the School’s Public Health Thought Leadership Dialogue on Progress in Outbreak Preparedness – The Tasks Ahead on 22 February 2016. 

Professor Chia Kee Seng, Dean of the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health commenced the session with the introduction of the Leadership Institute of Global Health Transformation (LIGHT), a think tank of the School, which will host the ongoing Public Health Thought Leadership Dialogue and feature some of the School's prominent alumni collaborating with the School. 

Professor Peter Piot then delivered his talk outbreak preparedness and pandemics, touching on ongoing global examples such as dengue outbreak, MERS and Zika virus, ending with his key takeaway on the subject of infectious disease pandemics: “No time to lose”. 

The discussion featuring (from left) Associate Professor Hsu Li Yang, Associate Professor Vernon Lee, Professor Peter Piot, Professor Leo Yee Sin and Professor Paul Tambyah.

Prof Piot’s talk was followed by a discussion moderated by Associate Professor Hsu Li Yang, Associate Professor at the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and Programme Leader for the School’s Antimicrobial Resistance Programme. The discussion panelists included Associate Professor Vernon Lee, Head of the Biodefence Centre at the Singapore Armed Forces, Professor Leo Yee Sin, Director of the Institute of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology at Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Professor Paul Tambyah, Professor at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

The session ended with Prof Chia presenting tokens of appreciation to the moderator and panelists, including a Tintin The Blue Lotus edition bowl and plate set for Prof Peter Piot. 

Watch the Public Health Thought Leadership Dialogue “Progress in Outbreak Preparedness – The Tasks Ahead

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