KI Webinar "Pandemics: the role of a medical university, now and in the future"

The aim of the webinar is to discuss the role of a medical university during a societal medical crisis such as a pandemic. What is KI’s role as a leading medical university and how can we contribute to society, our health system and the global community? How do we better prepare for future pandemics?


16 June 2020 at 12.00-13.30

  • 12.00-12.05 Welcome and introductions 
    Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam & Johan von Schreeb, KI Faculty Council representatives
  • 12.05-12.15 Opening remarks
    Marc Lipsitch, Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
  • 12.15-13.00 Discussion with panel members
    Jan Albert, Anna Mia Ekström, Sten Linnarsson, Soo Aleman, Carina King och Lars Engstrand, KI faculty members
  • 13.00-13.15 Q & A
    Questions from the audience for the panelists (via chat)
  • 13.15-13.25 COVID-19 vaccine development and CEPI's role
    Elen Høeg, Policy Manager at CEPI, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations
  • 13.25-13.30 Closing remarks
    Ole Petter Ottersen, President of Karolinska Institutet