|Pallab Ghosh, BBC Science Correspondent and Moderator of the 2012 Kavli Prize Science Forum.|
What Difference Can Science Make to Global Health?
2012 Kavli Prize Science Forum Focuses on Basic Science and Global Health Issues
Live Webcast September 3, 3:30 pm CEST (9:30 am EDT)
The global nature of disease calls for global solutions. But what are the most promising new technologies for prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and how can scientists share their knowledge and experience with partners across the globe to assess risks, advance research and advise on appropriate action?
"Science has enormous potential to improve global health, but those on the front line are often unaware of what science has to offer, or unable to exploit it fully," notes Pallab Ghosh, BBC science correspondent. "I believe that science could make a far greater contribution to global health through more open and honest debate about the problems that stand in the way."
On September 3, 3:30 pm CEST (9:30 am EDT), during a live webcast from Oslo, Norway, Ghosh will moderate a discussion on this issue for the 2012 Kavli Prize Science Forum. Titled "Science and Global Health: The Role of Basic Science," the forum will feature an opening address by Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, followed by a panel discussion with:
- Rita Colwell (Former Director, National Science Foundation, US);
- Alice Dautry (President, Institut Pasteur, France);
- Harvey Fineberg (President, Institute of Medicine, National Academy, US); and
- Kiyoshi Kurokawa (Chairman, Health and Global Policy Institute, Japan).
"This Forum brings together some of the brightest minds to challenge the status quo and point the way forwards," said Ghosh.
Along with addressing the panel, Ghosh will consider questions submitted by viewers of the live webcast via Twitter using #KavliSF, as well as by email. Read more