UNCOVER Online Conference 15 - 17 September
The UNCOVER Conference showcased the results of rapid reviews conducted by Usher Institute Master of Public Health (MPH) and PhD students and staff who volunteered to help with the rapid reviews requested by policy-makers during the first months of the Covid-19 pandemic. Keynote presentations were given by Professor Linda Bauld, Professor Aziz Sheikh, Dr Ignazio Maria Viola and Dr Nikki Brink.
Each session included a welcome and keynote followed by two presentations discussing the completed rapid reviews, with Q&A opportunities. On Day 3, the Q&A was slightly shorter to allow for the final item of the programme, a conversation with the director of Public Health of Guernsey, which benefited from UNCOVER input.
Full programme details and links to recordings of the three sessions are available below.
Day 1: Schools and Ethnicity
Tuesday 15th September 12:00-13:30
|12:00||Welcome and introduction to Keynote||Professor Evropi Theodoratou, Personal chair in Cancer Epidemiology and Global Health|
|12:10||Keynote: Behavioural science during a pandemic - what have we learned?||Professor Linda Bauld, Bruce and John Usher Professor of Public Health|
Introduced by Dr Gwenetta Curry, Lecturer of Race, Ethnicity, and Health and presented by Kayla Ostrishko and Dr Prerna Krishan, MPH students
Day 2: Facemasks and Indoor/Outdoor Transmission
Wednesday 16th September 12:00-13:30
|12:00||Welcome and introduction to Keynote||Professor Harry Campbell, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Public Health|
|12:10||Keynote: Respiratory droplet dispersion and how face coverings mitigate virus transmission risk||Dr Ignazio Maria Viola, Reader at the Institute for Energy Systems|
|12:30||Introduction to reviews||Dr Ruth McQuillan, Co-Director MPH|
Miranda Pierre and Ambika Narain, MPH students
Lara Goodwin, Toneka Hayward and Rima Nundy, MPH students
Day 3: Transmission and Policy
Thursday 17th September 12:00-13:30
|12:00||Welcome and introduction to Keynote||Professor Harish Nair, Professor of Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Global Health|
|12:10||Keynote - Responding to the needs of policymakers in the context of a public health emergency||Professor Aziz Sheikh (OBE, FRSE, FMedSci), Chair of Primary Care Research and Development. Director of the Usher Institute|
Risk factors for poor outcome in hospitalised Covid 19 patients
Dr Thulani Ashcroft (MPH student) and Izzie Dighero (MBChB student)
|12:50||Reproduction Rate Review||Dr You Li (Leo), Research Fellow|
|13:10||Dr Nikki Brink, Guernsey’s Director of Public Health in conversation with UNCOVER’s Manager Emilie McSwiggan|
If you have any questions regarding the conference please contact the UNCOVER administration team.