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UNCOVER Online Conference 2022

UNCOVER's annual conference will take place from 7 - 9 November 2022, with the theme "Learning from Covid, Looking to the Future". Join us for two days of online conference sessions, panel discussions and inspiring keynotes, together with the launch of a new systematic review masterclass.

We are delighted to welcome you to the third annual UNCOVER conference, which took place online on Tuesday 8 November (14:00-17:00 UK time) and Wednesday 9 November (09:30-12:30 UK time).

This year's conference will explore what we have learned from the past two and a half years of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how those lessons can help us to prepare more effectively for the challenges of the future. Each of the conference days will focus on an important theme - Day 1 on Infectious Diseases and Pandemic Preparedness, and Day 2 on Emerging Health Challenges: Climate Change, Loss of Biodiversity and Disease Emergence.

Catch up with the conference recordings online, below:

Conference Programme

Masterclass: Introduction to Systematic Reviews

Monday 7th November 09:30-12:30 and Tuesday 8th November 09:30-12:30

Registration for the Masterclass is currently limited to members of the RESPIRE II programme; but may be opened to other conference attendees in due course, if capacity allows. 



Day 1: Infectious Diseases and Pandemic Preparedness

Tuesday 8th November 14:00-17:00  

Schedule Talk
  Session 1
14:00 Welcome and introductions

Keynote Speaker: What Might Happen Next?

Professor Mark Woolhouse, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

14:25 Q&A
14:35 Break
  Session 2


  • 14:50 Coinfections - Influenza, RSV and COVID-19 - A Rapid Review (Emilie McSwiggan)
  • 15:00 Point-of-care Diagnostic Testing - Qualitative Systematic Review (Sarah Nelson)
  • 15:10 Living Review of COVID-19, Influenza and RSV (Alice Gornall-Wick)
15:20 Q&A
15:30 Break (10 minutes)
  Session 3


  • 15:40 Transmission Parameters of Influenza and RSV (Agnieszka Zawiejska & Emilie McSwiggan)
  • 15:50 UNCOVER Reviews - A Student's Perspective (Meagan Rust)
  • 15:55 Developing collaborative research and specialist disciplinary expertise (Dr Marshall Dozier)
16:05 Q&A
16:15 Break 
  Session 4

In Conversation: Aspen Hammond (WHO Global Influenza Programme) with Kirsten Duggan (UNCOVER)

16:45 Q&A
16:55 Closing remarks


UNCOVER Conference 2022: Day 1


Day 2: Emerging Health Challenges - Climate Change, Loss of Biodiversity and Disease Emergence

Wednesday 9th November 09:30-12:30

Schedule Talk
  Session 1
09:30 Welcome and introductions

Keynote Speaker: One Health and A Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19

Dr Neil Anderson, Programme Director, Conservation Medicine and One Health

09:55 Q&A
10:05 Break
  Session 2
10:15 Setting the Scene - Covid Recovery (Dr Ruth McQuillan)


  • 10:25 Covid Recovery: Green Jobs (Dr Dudzai Mureyi)
  • 10:35 Covid Recovery: Low-income Households (Emily Adams & Dr Rima Nundy)
  • 10:45 Covid Recovery: Children and Young People (Damilola Iduye & Dr Prerna Krishan)
10:55 Q&A
11:05 Break 
  Session 3


  • 11:15 Citizen Engagement in Systematic Reviews (Dr Eldad Agyei-Manu)
  • 11:25 Student-led Co-Creation of Resources and Support (Dr Emma Farfan de los Godos & Nadege Atkins)
11:35 Q&A
11:40 Break
  Session 4
11:50 Setting the Scene: UNCOVER Earth Fellow (Chiara Aquino)

Panel: Emerging Health Challenges - Climate Change, Biodiversity Loss & Disease Emergence

Chair: Dr Jenna Fyfe, Deputy Director, MSc Global Health and Infectious Diseases (GHID) Programme

Panellists: Kamini Ramsammy, Denisse Guitarra and Kirthana Vallesi

12:25 Q&A
12:35 Closing remarks

UNCOVER Conference 2022: Day 2

If you have any questions regarding the conference please contact the UNCOVER administration team.