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Edinburgh Futures Conversations – The Future of Health – Tuesday 2 March 2021, 1.00pm

Edinburgh Futures Conversations - The Future of Health

1:00 pm

Online Event

The University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI) present a new series of events to promote global understanding and cooperation, and to contribute action-oriented thinking to the public debate about the world’s response to Covid-19.

The first event in the Edinburgh Futures Conversations series will see experts from around the world share their perspectives of the pandemic and explore how to change and reshape public health systems to transform outcomes.

Join the conversation 2nd March 2021, 13:00 to 18:15 hours.


Leading infectious diseases expert Dr Anthony Fauci – chief medical advisor to the Biden Administration – and top respiratory diseases expert Dr Nanshan Zhong – who has led investigations into the COVID-19 outbreak in China – will be speaking at the opening session, which will be chaired by Professor Sheila Tlou, Co-Chair of the Nursing Now Global Campaign, and former Botswanan Minister of Health.

Edinburgh experts Professor Devi Sridhar (Chair of Global Public Health) and Professor Shannon Vallor (Baillie Gifford Chair in the Ethics of Data and Artificial Intelligence) will also feature in the event, joining a number of other experts from around the world.