Side Meetings


PMAC TALK: Modelling at the Nexus of Crises


  • 09:00 - 12:30 HRS. (BKK)

  • Venue : Lotus Suite 11

  • Contact Person : Sarin KC,

  • Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP), Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
  • National University of Singapore (NUS)

In this interconnected world, feeling the cross-sectoral impact of crises from different fields has become a norm. On the positive side, we can reflect on common trends, issues, and solutions that often emerge during crises. they can help us pave the path for a safer and more sustainable future.


PMAC 2023 presents an avenue for experts from different fields including health, environment, climate, and biodiversity, to come together and discuss how to address issues arising at this nexus. 


This side meeting aims to leverage this opportunity by allowing experts to tell us stories about a crisis of their choice and then distill some of the recurring trends, issues, and solutions. We then present modelling as one of the common tools that can help optimize our solutions to issues at this nexus. Further, we discuss the ideal environment needed for modelling to flourish during crisis and peacetime.


Prof. Yik-Ying Teo, National University of Singapore

Prof. Gabriel M Leung, the University of Hong Kong & the Hong Kong Jockey Club

Dr. Modi Mwatsama, Wellcome Trust

Assoc. Prof. Alex R Cook, National University of Singapore


Meeting agenda: 

  • Welcome remarks
  • The nexus of climate change, environment, biodiversity, and health emergencies: why should we care?
  • PMAC Talks - stories from speakers from different fields 
  • Panel discussion: distilling common trends, issues, and solutions across crises 
  • Overview of the Lancet commission on improving models to address crises 
  • Closing remarks


Please register here to attend this meeting: 




  • To share stories about crises from different fields and perspectives
  • To draw out common issues and solutions in the nexus of climate change, environment, biodiversity, and health emergencies
  • To explore the role of modelling in addressing this nexus
  • To discuss the scope of ongoing work on strengthening the use of epidemiological modelling