Dr Jonathan Van-Tam | Deputy Chief Medical Officer
UK Department of Health | United Kingdom

Dr Jonathan Van-Tam, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, UK Department of Health

Professor Van-Tam is an internationally recognised flu, vaccine and respiratory expert. During his 25-year career, he has advised the World Health Organization, the UK Government and The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control on influenza and other respiratory virus infections. He graduated in medicine from the University of Nottingham in 1987, trained in public health medicine from 1991, and became a Senior Lecturer at the University of Nottingham in 1997.


Oct 29th Day 1 @ 09:25

Are we pandemic ready for influenza? How to close the gaps in our current strategy in preparedness

  • The importance of cross species consideration in influenza during pre-pandemic preparedness
  • What is our response mechanism in medical and non-medical interventions?
  • European wide actions to provide global health, sustainable policies, coverage and access – joint procurement
  • The role of industry in vaccine matching, manufacturing and antivirals

Oct 31st Day 3 @ 14:00

What’s next? Working towards Immunology 2.0 and beyond

  • How has genomics, virology and epidemiology helped revolutionise the way we develop vaccines?
  • New scientific approaches to more targeted bacterial vaccines using computational modelling and mAb mapping
  • What progress has been made with all this new information to hand – is it translational?
  • What policy considerations and challenges should we anticipate with these technologies? Governmental challenges
last published: 19/Sep/19 13:06 GMT

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