As the pandemic continues to expand, the prospect of the virus becoming endemic and the economic and societal impact of measures aimed at suppressing it are increasingly felt. As the world enters a new phase of the crisis, countries are needing to find ways to successfully live with the virus.

Join us for the fourth session of the autumn series of webinars on the coronavirus with Professor David Heymann and special guest, Þórólfur Guðnason, helping us to understand the facts and make sense of the latest developments in the global crisis.

Professor Heymann is a world-leading authority on infectious disease outbreaks. He led the World Health Organization’s response to SARS and has been advising the organization on its response to the coronavirus.

Þórólfur Guðnason has been chief epidemiologist of the Icelandic Directorate of Health since 2015. He has been one of the lead members of the Iceland's Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.

This event is open to Chatham House members and members of the public. Members should log in to register, and the public may register using this form.


Þórólfur Guðnason, Chief Epidemiologist, Iceland

Professor David Heymann CBE, Distinguished Fellow, Global Health Programme, Chatham House; Executive Director, Communicable Diseases Cluster, World Health Organization (1998-03)

Chair: Emma Ross, Senior Research Fellow, Global Health Programme, Chatham House