Published: 01-10-2021 16:10 | Updated: 12-10-2021 09:09

Stockholm Public Health Lectures: From policy to evidence – catching up with the rapid implementation of COVID-19 response measures

The Department of Global Public Health, in collaboration with the Center for Epidemiology and Community Medicine, invites to the upcoming lecture in the Stockholm Public Health Lectures series 20 October. The topic of the lecture is evidence on COVID-19 response measures.

Stockholm Public Health Lectures
Stockholm Public Health Lectures. Photo: Lasse Skog och iStock.

Stockholm Public Health Lectures

20 October 2021, 4 pm - 5:30 pm, online via Zoom

This lecture will address challenges associated with developing rapid guidelines in response to new global public health emergencies. The process of synthesizing evidence and developing guidance on international travel  – related COVID-19 control measures will be used as a case study from which we hope to learn some general lessons to help prepare policy makers, public health practitioners and researchers for coming health emergencies. 


  • International travel-related COVID-19 control measures: exploring the process and challenges associated with rapidly producing evidence to inform policy (Jacob Burns, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany).
  • Processes and challenges when developing Emergency interim guidelines or Rapid advice guidelines on public health emergencies – examples from WHO´s COVID-19 response (Professor Lisa Askie, Science Division, World Health Organization, Switzerland).

Panel members: Jacob Burns, Lisa Askie, Anders Tegnell, State Epidemiologist of the Public Health Agency of Sweden and Ole Petter Ottersen, President of Karolinska Institutet.
Moderator: Professor Knut Lönnroth, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet.

Register to Stockholm Public Health lecture and find more information here.

About Stockholm Public Health Lectures

The lecture series focuses on key topics in the area of public health, as well as issues that concern the planning and commissioning of healthcare. The lectures are held in English, free to attend and targeted to a broad audience. Stockholm Public Health Lectures is held twice per semester.


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