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Lessons from Ebola

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Location: Brinkhous-Bullitt 219
Annette Rid

The 2014 Ebola epidemic in west Africa is the most severe and largest documented to date. It is also the first epidemic in which the use of experimental vaccines and specific treatments for Ebola was endorsed at an early stage. This talk will draw lessons from Ebola for conducting clinical research during an epidemic, with a particular focus on the role of research in the humanitarian response and trial design.

Annette Rid is Senior Lecturer in Bioethics and Society in the  Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine at King’s College London.