Online Anglo-Japanese Public Symposium

Covid-19 and Global Health

How We Confronted the Pandemic of Emerging Infectious Diseases Challenges and Lessons

Registration for Participation

Symposium Outline

Covid-19, which has become an unprecedented pandemic that covers the world, still has a great impact on our society and life, and is about to move to a new stage with vaccines and mutant strain. Infectious diseases experts from Japan and the UK gave key note speeches on issues and lessons learned from their perspectives, and the role of public health, including the media. In the panel discussion, we will report on cases in Tokyo, Kyushu, Southeast Asia, etc., and discuss the issues and prospects of each region.

Date and Time/ Hall

Date and Time

Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 5pm ~ 8pm
(doors open 4:30pm)


ACROS Fukuoka International Conference Hall
1-1-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City 810-0001
(The conference hall’s capacity is 100 people, online capacity is 500 people)
*First-come-first-served basis

When the new corona infection spreads, it will be held only online.


  • 有吉 紅也
    Koya Ariyoshi Professor, Nagasaki University
  • Manami Tsuji
    Manami TsujiAnnouncer, RKB Mainichi Broadcasting Cooperation

Panel Discussion Chairs

  • Aikichi Iwamoto
    Aikichi Iwamoto Emeritus Professor, University of Tokyo, former President of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases
  • Shunmay Yeung
    Shunmay Yeung Associate Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


  • Hiroshi Nishiura
    Hiroshi Nishiura Professor of theoretical epidemiology at Kyoto University, Former Member of Novel Coronavirus Expert Meeting, advising the Japanese government;
  • John Edmunds
    John Edmunds OBE, Professor of infectious disease modelling , London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) advising the UK government;
  • Norio Ohmagari
    Norio Ohmagari Director, Disease Control and Prevention Center, National Center for Global Health and Medicine in Japan, infectious disease consultant, advising the Tokyo Metropolitan government
  • Peter Piot
    Peter Piot KCMG (Director, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
  • Christopher Smith
    Christopher Smith Professor, Nagasaki University

Closing remarks

  • Kiyoshi Kita
    Kiyoshi Kita Dean. Nagasaki University School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health

Breakout Session

It will be held online(Webinar)
  • Monday, March 8, 2021 at 5pm ~ 6:30pm

    Theme: Clinical practice and clinical research in coronavirus crisis

    Piter Horby

    The Oxford University

    Wataru Sugiura

    National Center for Global Health and Medicine

    Robin Baily

    University College London Hospitals
  • Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 5pm ~ 6:30pm

    Lab Science in coronavirus crisis

    Emma Thomson


    Tadaki Suzuki

    National Institute of Infectious Diseases

    Yoshihiro Kawaoka

    The University of Tokyo The Institute of Medical Science

Satellite event

Held online only
Medium of language: English (Simultaneous interpretation not available)

Meet the prospective supervisors and students from Japan and the UK

At the satellite event, presentations on various research topics on global health by supervisors and students of the NU-LSHTM Joint PhD degree programme for Global Health (Joint PhD) will be delivered. We welcome all participants including prospective Joint PhD students and researchers who are interested in the Joint PhD programme. This will be a great opportunity to meet your future supervisors and collaborators.
  • Monday, March 8, 2021 at 18:30~20:00

    Overseas field research

    Laboratory Science

  • Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 18:30~20:00

    Overseas field research

    Environmental hygiene / environmental health / others

Registration for Participation

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    Breakout Session (March 8th)
    Breakout Session (March 9th)
    Satellite Event (March 8th)
    Satellite Event (March 9th)
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