What difference can science make to global health?
Webcast live from Oslo, on September 3, 2012, 3:30 pm CEST/9:30 am EDT, four international science and health experts will address this issue during the second biennial Kavli Prize Science Forum. Titled “Science and Global Health: The Role of Basic Science,” the forum will feature an opening address by the Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg, followed by presentations and 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).
BBC News science correspondent Pallab Ghosh will be program and panel moderator. "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," said Ghosh. "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.” He added, “people are dying prematurely from diseases that we can prevent and treat. This Forum brings together some of the brightest minds to challenge the status quo and point the way forwards."
The public and media may submit questions to the panel before and during the Forum. Questions can be submitted via Twitter (#KavliSF) or email: [email protected].