In this report we take a look at some of the themes that arose during the week. Because the talks remain accessible online, there seems little point in giving a blow-by-blow summary when you can just as easily visit the BSMT website (www.bsmtorg.uk). We have just pointed out a few features of interest and some of the points that came up in discussion. Hopefully, this will encourage you to register and listen to the talks if you have not already done so.
COVID-19 pandemic, a global perspective
The first speaker was Dr Michael Head (Senior Research Fellow in Global Health, Clinical Informatics Research Unit, University of Southampton). Throughout this pandemic there has been a tension between an understandably national approach to containing the pandemic and the global perspective that is necessary if the pandemic is to be contained. In particular, the development of vaccines gives us a chance to halt