*Prof. David Heymann and **I have the pleasure of announcing that Mrs. Laura Spinney has agreed to join the speakers list of the stakeholders conference on pandemic preparedness that ESWI and the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House will be organizing on 22 January 2019. In her lecture, Mrs. Spinney will focus on the underlying causes of the devastating impact of the 1918–1920 Spanish flu pandemic. ... *Dr. David Heymann is a physician and **Dr. Ab Osterhaus is a veterinarian. Dr. Heymann also serves on the One Health Initiative team’s Advisory Board Complete upcoming event comments, see