Published: 17 July 2017 at 16:46
Sustainable Health Symposium to take place at Anglia Ruskin’s Cambridge campus
The biggest health issues facing the world will be addressed in Cambridge on Tuesday, 25 July when leading experts arrive at Anglia Ruskin University for the Sustainable Health Symposium 2017.
The event, co-organised by Anglia Ruskin University’s Global Sustainability Institute, will feature keynote talks from Dame Professor Sandra Dawson, Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge; Carol Brayne CBE, Director of Cambridge Institute of Public Health and Professor of Public Health Medicine at the University of Cambridge; and Lord Nigel Crisp, former Chief Executive of NHS England and now co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health.
There are a number of factors limiting access to affordable healthcare including rising healthcare costs, a growing global population, and rising inequity.
Because of these issues, the healthcare sector is beginning to focus more on earlier intervention to manage health and wellbeing over the long term. This changes the emphasis from treating illnesses to changing behaviour by providing information, education and developing innovative and cost-effective products.
Through a series of talks and workshops, participants will examine ideas and best practice from across the world and discuss the changes necessary to ensure a healthy future for all.
Professor Aled Jones, Director of Anglia Ruskin University’s Global Sustainability Institute, said:
In addition to Anglia Ruskin University, the Sustainable Health Symposium 2017 organisers include the University of Cambridge’s Cambridge-Africa Programme, Addenbrooke’s Abroad, the Sustainable Development Unit, Commons Health, Wellcome Trust-Cambridge Centre for Global Health Research, the Centre for Global Equality, Hughes Hall, and Cambridge Institute of Public Health.
The event, which is free to attend, is sponsored by Cambridge Institute of Public Health, Cambridge Medical Robotics, Cambridge Philosophical Society, The Coalition for Sustainable Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices, MiraGlo Foundation, Sustainable Health Solutions, and Wellcome Trust-Cambridge Centre for Global Health Research.