The Future of Health: What is health?- London

External Event - 23rd Oct 2019

Date and time: 7.00pm to 8.30pm, Wednesday 23 October

(The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm.)

Location: The Theatre,The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS

Everyone wants to be healthy but how do we define ‘Good Health’? In the UK, the NHS uses a metric called the 'Quality adjusted life year' or QALY, as a measure of how effective a treatment is, which both the quality and the quantity of life lived. But is this enough? 

How can we optimise health and wellbeing (both mental and physical health)?

To improve public health one needs to recognise the complex nature of changing behaviour, and that this is often driven by social determinants of health rather than personal choice.

How can reshaping different environments and settings support improvements in public health? How effective are lifestyle changes in preventing disease? Along with this, how can we leverage digital platforms to improve access to health and optimise health and wellbeing? 

We will also explore the future of vaccinations as part of this event or perhaps another stand-alone event in the series.  Will we have vaccines against all viruses, such as HIV? Could we vaccinate against asthma? Or are there always going to be diseases against which we can’t inoculate?

These questions and many more will be answered by our panel of experts. This event is the first in our series on 'The Future of Health', supported by Medtronic and Roche

For more information and to book tickets, please click here. 

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