A Global Village
Thanks to Edward Snowden’s disclosures, we know that the current level of general surveillance in society is incompatible with human rights. The repeated harassment and prosecution of dissidents, sources, and journalists in the US and elsewhere provides confirmation. We need to reduce the level of general surveillance, but how far? Where exactly is the maximum tolerable level of surveillance, which we must ensure is not exceeded? It is the level beyond which surveillance starts to interfere with the functioning of democracy, in that whistle-blowers (such as Snowden) are likely to be caught. Faced with ...
Prof. Michel Ferreira, Pedro Gomes, Michelle Krüger Silvéria, Fausto Vieira
Augmented Reality (AR) technology, which aims to ‘augment’ reality via the use of technology, can modify one’s perception of the world around them. For instance, a rotating virtual billboard could be placed on top of the Empire State Building in New York City, showing specific advertisements to different people using an AR system. This emerging technology has significant economic potential because it embeds virtual objects into physical reality at negligible marginal costs, while maintaining targeted advertising capabilities similar to those of the internet. AR will play an ever-increasing role in other fields too. For ...
Dr. E. David G. McIntosh AM
It is estimated that vaccines save more than two million lives per year. However, there are still up to 30,000 deaths from potentially vaccine-preventable diseases every day. Furthermore, whilst there have been great successes in reducing vaccine-preventable diseases, a number are making a recurrence, notably, measles, poliomyelitis, pertussis (whooping cough) and tuberculosis. But, for maternal infections such as group B streptococcus and early infant infections such as respiratory syncytial virus infection, there is now hope for the development of successful vaccines, some based on adjuvants which ...


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.

Next Generation Global Health Innovators - Student Challenges 2013
9 November 2013

Every year, the Institute of Global Health Innovation give students of Imperial College the opportunity to showcase their research and win prize money to fund their project, which can be relating to any aspect of global health innovation. The 2013 Dragon’s Den style contest will take place Wednesday 27th November 2013, Lecture Theatre 145, Huxley Building. To reserve your place, complete the event registration.

Past entries have focused on various health challenges such as aiding patients with physical disabilities in resource-poor settings, improved sanitation and hygiene, tackling chronic diseases and diagnostics for infectious diseases. Last year’s winning entry was from John Chetwood, a fifth year medical student at the College.

ICSM Society of Research and Academia (SORA) National Conference 2013
9 November 2013

ICSM SORA invites you to its second annual National Conference on the 26th of November 2013!
The two day event will include:  Talks from eminent and inspiring academics, including internationally renowned Professor Robert Souhami, Emeritus Professor of Medicine at University College London; Workshops run by academics on a range of useful topics; Poster and Oral presentations of students' research; refreshments provided throughout the conference; and an informal dinner for delegates on the Saturday evening at Imperial College Union.

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