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Dr Michael Ryan COVID-19: What have we learned and what do we need to do?

12.00 noon – 12:45pm - Wednesday 11th November

September 25, 2020 2:48 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Webinar – Secondary Schools invitation only event

An interactive session with Dr Michael Ryan, Executive Director, World Health Organisation Health Emergencies Programme. Dr Mike Ryan has been at the forefront of managing acute risks to global health for nearly 25 years. He served as Assistant Director-General for Emergency Preparedness and Response in WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme from 2017 to 2019.

Dr Ryan first joined WHO in 1996, with the newly established unit to respond to emerging and epidemic disease threats. He has worked in conflict affected countries and led many responses to high impact epidemics. He is a founding member of the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN), which has aided the response to hundreds of disease outbreaks around the world.

He served as Coordinator of Epidemic Response (2000-2003), Operational Coordinator of WHO’s response to the SARS outbreak (2003), and as WHO’s Director of Global Alert and Response (2005-2011), He was a Senior Advisor on Polio Eradication for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative from 2013 to 2017, deploying to countries in the Middle East. He completed medical training at the National University of Ireland, Galway, a Master’s in Public Health at University College Dublin, and specialist training in communicable disease control at the Health Protection Agency in London and the European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training.

For SCHOOLS BOOKINGS AND FURTHER DETAILS please contact Festival Producer Oli Melia –  melia.oli@itsligo.ie.

Book one place per ‘view’

As explained below:

  • for one class with one screen, this is one booking
  • For 2 separate classes on 2 separate screens, this is 2 bookings etc.
  • For each individual student to view on own screens, then this is the number of students.

(please let us know student numbers for 1 single screen as this is good for our records)

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