PS2 - Hot Topic: Developing evidence during a pandemic – Ethical research, reliable science, safe practice

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FIP Programme Committee


Michael Ward, University of South Australia, Australia and Hiroshi Suzuki, The University of Tokyo Hospital, Japan


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  1. Developing the epidemiology of COVID-19 – getting to know the virus, infectiousness, mutations, transmissibility, and control of a pandemic
    Koh Okamoto, University of Tokyo Hospital, Japan
  2. Developing a vaccine – where are we now and how do we meet the challenges of public demand?
    Natalie Prow, UniSA Cancer Research Institute, Australia
  3. Developing new treatments, challenges, pitfalls and unintended consequences – from re-purposing to the search for novel therapeutics
    Craig Rayner, Certara, Australia
  4. Developing evidence for patient groups at risk (identifying risk factors, educating patients and preventing the spread of misinformation)
    Ricardo Mexia, Associação Nacional dos Médicos de Saúde Pública, Portugal