Speakers and Panelists that have been confirmed:
|Oliver Morgan||World Health Organization (WHO)||Public Health Emergencies: How can we make better use of data to protect people`s health and save lives?
|Tina Comes||Delft University of Technology||Data for Good? Designing Humanitarian Technology
|Paul Chong||IBM Watson|
|Lucie Burgess||Digital Catapult||Chair (Sessions 5 and 9)|
|Michael Arthur (Chair)||UCL|
Date: Monday 3rd July
In the times of dramatic shifts on the international political landscape it is more important than ever before to work together towards closer international collaboration, strengthening global partnerships between academia, industry and NGOs sectors, and promoting truly impactful research addressing real-world needs in the area of global health, preparedness and emergencies. The £1.5bil UK Global Challenges Research Fund (RFGC) is a strategic step in this direction. Philanthropic initiatives and large research funders, such as Wellcome Trust and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, brought many successes in translational research for global health challenges, however, sustainable funding mechanisms remain a challenge.
This debate will discuss on the following themes:
|Isaac Bogoch (Chair)||University of Toronto|
Date: Tuesday 4th July
A panel discussion on the current and future potential for healthcare innovation in developing countries.
Digital and mobile health technologies are rapidly revolutionizing the healthcare field in virtually all aspects of care. Developing countries stand to gain enormously from this technology, however to date, there have been rather few innovations that have been implemented on a wide scale. Specifically, digital imaging at the micro and macro levels (e.g. raining from microscopy to drones, satellites and GIS systems) for public health and healthcare provision are lacking in developing countries.This panel seeks to address the potential that imaging technology can bring to developing regions, and discusses barriers to implementation and how to best overcome these barriers.Key questions to answer:
|Michael Edelstein (Chair)||Chatham House|
Date: Wednesday 5th July
Public health data informs interventions that improve the health of individuals and populations. During public health emergencies, timely dissemination of data is critical to the rapid implementation of existing public health measures, and the development of new ones in order to save lives. Despite many calls for public health data sharing to become the norm, it does not systematically occur and the reasons are multiple and complex. Changing the data sharing paradigm requires us to understand why data is not always shared, and how this can be changed. There are many stakeholders involved in data-related issues during emergencies.
This panel will approach data-sharing from different perspectives and suggest ways to make sharing during emergencies the norm.
Key questions to answer: