The Academy of Medical Sciences & The Lancet International Health Lecture

09.30, Thursday 18 November 2021

LIVESTREAM: Global pandemic perspectives: public health, mental health and lessons for the future


The 2021 Academy of Medical Sciences & The Lancet International Health Lecture will take place virtually as a webinar at 9.30am on Thursday 18 November 2021 presented by Professor George Gao, Professor Helen Herrman and Dr Matshidiso Moeti.


Free and open to all. Registration essential.

This free and open online lecture will reflect upon the global pandemic COVID-19 response and impact from the angles of public health, mental health, and beyond, exploring potential future threats and what can be learned to address these challenges going forwards. Following the Lecture, Professor Richard Horton FMedSci, Editor-in-chief of The Lancet, will chair an open Q&A session between audience members and the speakers.

We anticipate wide interest in this lecture and welcome audience members from any area - Academy Fellows, academics, policymakers, the media, students, and members of the public.

To register and book your place for this event, please do so here or using the button below. Further information and details of how to join the event will be sent to you closer to the time. A livestream of the event will also be made available on this webpage on the day of the event. If you have any questions, please contact

Meet the speakers