Statistical Preparedness in a Pandemic

Date: Wednesday 09 June 2021, 4.00PM
Location: Online
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Faced with a new disease such as COVID-19, we need to be able to diagnose it, describe its prevalence in the population, map its time course and spatial distribution, learn about what treatments work, develop and test a vaccine, and communicate with decision-makers and the population. Each of these present challenging statistical issues.  We describe how the UK mounted responses to these, including large scale prevalence surveys, and platform adaptive trials that informed policy and clinical practice and show how a rapid response is possible where the statistical community is well-prepared.
Deborah Ashby OBE FMedSci
Director of the School of Public Health
Imperial College London
RSS North Eastern Local Group

For further information please contact Aamir Khan