Final Covid evidence session on 'evaluation' seeks contributions

The fourth and final event in the Covid ‘evidence sessions’ series will take place in-person and online on 12 July and will be preceded by a Q&A with the former secretary of state for health and social care, Matt Hancock (pictured).

The session will be looking at evaluation, including the benefits that statistical evaluation brought during the pandemic, the missed opportunities, and how the risks – low participation-rates, biased comparators, weak performance-monitoring, delayed transparency – were managed.

During the event, attendees will hear from esteemed speakers:

  • Theresa Marteau, director of the behaviour and health research unit at the University of Cambridge
  • Isabel Oliver, chief scientific advisor transition lead at UKHSA, and Tim Peto, co-leader for the Infection Theme of the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre
  • Max Parmar, director of both the MRC Clinical Trials Unit and the Institute of Clinical Trials and Methodology at UCL
  • Chris Robertson, professor of public health epidemiology in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Strathclyde University and Head of Statistics at Health Protection Scotland (HPS).

The evidence session will begin at 3pm and will be preceded by a talk and Q&A with Matt Hancock, starting at 2:30pm. Matt Hancock was the secretary of state for health and social care at the start of the pandemic.

As well as hearing from speakers, attendees have the opportunity to submit a short, spoken contribution to the event. If you would like to contribute to the final evidence session please fill out the call for contributions form.

The call for contributions will close at 9am on Monday 4 July.

You can register to attend either in person or online.

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