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CGHH at the Festival of Ideas

Posted on 5 June 2015

A splendid array of talks and events coming up as part of the 2015 York Festival of Ideas

The Centre for Global Health Histories (CGHH) and The Centre for Chronic Diseases and Disorders (C2D2) at the University of York present

Four lectures and one roundtable event on the theme of 'Secrets, Discoveries and Medicine'

9th - 13th June as part of the 2015 York Festival of Ideas

with sponsorship from the Wellcome Trust

Featuring leading international and domestic academic speakers:

  • Professor Brian Balmer, University College London - The Secret History of Biological Warfare
  • Dr Jeremy A Greene,  Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Healing at a Distance: the Recurring Ethical Challenge of Telemedicine
  • Professor Susan Reveryby, Wellesley College (USA) - Melodrama and Medical Horror Stories: Uncovering a Medical Horror Story and How to Tell the Tale
  • Dr Andreas Sommer, University of Cambridge - The Occult Roots of Modern Psychology

Plus a special roundtable event exploring pharmaceutical innovation in relation to clinical trial openness, patents and IP from an inter-disciplinary and international perspective with:

  • Professor Stuart Blume, University of Amsterdam
  • Professor Nitsan Chorev, Brown University
  • Professor David Heymann, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Chair of Public Health England
  • Dr Zafar Mirza, WHO
  • Chair: Professor Andrew Webster, University of York

For further details and to book tickets please go to: