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Edinburgh Futures Conversations - The Future of Health


The University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI)

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.

Designed to bring together global experts, influencers and policy makers to discuss our societies’ biggest issues, Edinburgh Futures Conversations will have a public health focus and promote action-orientated thinking.

The Future of Health

The first event in the Edinburgh Futures Conversations series will be on 2 March. Experts from around the world will share their perspectives of the pandemic and explore how to change and reshape public health systems to transform outcomes.

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. Professor Sheila Tlou, Co-Chair of the Nursing Now Global Campaign, and former Botswanan Minister of Health will chair.

This first event is being led by Assistant Principal, Professor Liz Grant, and Assistant Principal and Director of EFI, Professor Lesley McAra.

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