A Global Village
Richard Stallman
Free Software Foundation
Edward Snowden's revelations have convinced us we need to reduce the level of general surveillance, but how far? It is the level beyond which surveillance starts to infer with the functioning with democracy.
Prof. Michel Ferreira, Pedro Gomes, Michelle Krüger Silvéria, Fausto Vieira
University of Porto
Augmented Reality (AR) technology, which embeds virtual objects into physical reality typically at negligible marginal cost, has the potential to transform advertising and many other fields involving sensory aids.
While forming a key component of the recent Ebola response, much debate surrounds how clinical trials testing new experimental treatments for the disease should be designed.
Dr. Kit Huckvale
Department of Primary Care and Public Health
Smartphones, apps and sensors are increasingly being used in a health context, but what are the safety implications for individuals and communities who are being asked to take an increased role in their own health?
Charlene Jennett, Anna. L. Cox, Diana Mastracci and Cindy Regalado
University College London
Citizen cyber-science, whereby private individuals participate in collaborative research to collect crowd-sourced data, is being deployed by a team at UCL to study the changing condition of Arctic sea-ice.
Prof. Chris Hankin & Andrew Burton
Imperial College London
Adapting to a new hyper-connected world, policy-makers are focusing on the changing nature of identity and it's place in society.


Contemporary Islamic Bioethics: The Challenge of Conflating the "Biomedical" and the "Religous"
4 September 2014

The Institute of Global Health Innovation and the Human Values in Healthcare Forum are delighted to invite you to attend a seminar on contemporary islamic bioethics, hosted by special guest speaker Professor Mohammed Ghaly.  

Mohammed is a Professor of Islam and Biomedical Ethics within the Center for Islamic Legislation & Ethics (CILE) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Doha, Qatar. He has worked closely with the Institute of Global Health Innovation and also moderated the End-of-Life Care ethics panel at last year's World Innovation Summit for Health.  

The event will be held on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 from 17:30 to 18:30 (BST) at the Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre, First floor, Imperial College London Medical School Building, St Mary's Campus, W2 1PG Norfolk Place, United Kingdom

IGHI hosts a talk by Pieter Degeling on May 1
19 April 2014

The Institute of Global Health Innovation and the Centre for Global Health Research at Imperial College will host a talk by Professor Pieter Degeling on May 1 on How Culture and Historically Embedded Organisational Practices Shape Room for Manoeuvre in Hospital from 18:00 to 19:00 in the Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre, Imperial College London Medical School Building, St Mary's Campus. Please register here.

TEDMED Live London - April 21st 2014 at the Royal Albert Hall
9 November 2013

TEDMED Live London will curate a spectacular and provocative programme of talks on the world’s most famous stage. It will host a broadcast of TEDMED straight from the Kennedy Center stage in Washington, combined with world-renowned speakers on the stage of the Royal Albert Hall itself.

Following the annual TED Conference’s lead to explore technology, entertainment and design, TEDMED Live London will feature inspiring short talks and stunning artistic performances that celebrate the power of unexpected connections to create exciting possibilities. It will showcase a neuroscientist combining her talk with theatrical performance; a surgeon who was inspired by paintings from the 16th century; and performances from a group who entertained millions at the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Tickets are available now via the website. It is unreserved seating.

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