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As Chairman of the UK Health Protection Agency, Professor Heymann oversees UK preparations for new and emerging health threats. He was previously Assistant Director General for Health Security for WHO . His distinguished career as a medical epidemiologist has included leading research in the WHO Global Programme on AIDS , eradicating smallpox in India in 1978, and working at the forefront of international effort in the SARS epidemic. In a joint talk with Medsin Cambridge, Professor Heymann will discuss the current Ebola outbreak. As one of the investigators of the first Ebola outbreak in 1976 in Zaire, he is in a unique position to share his insights into the lessons learnt in managing Ebola and the outlook for ending the epidemic.

Everyone is welcome. Free for members, £2 on the door for non-members. Followed by refreshments (that means smoothies, cheese and grapes!).

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