25.07.2017

Sustainable Health Symposium 2017 - Cambridge

Promoting sustainable health across the world


Across the globe the health of individuals, their communities and the planet is in crisis as key drivers including rising inequity, food insecurity, the burden of chronic diseases and climate change continue unabated. Access to healthcare is subjected to increasing stresses from global economics because of the rising cost of healthcare and ever increasing differences between communities. These interconnected issues are threatening the health and wellbeing of people and communities globally: yet this crisis offers us the opportunity to rethink our understanding of health and healthcare delivery.

This symposium is free to attend and will harness learning across the globe to consider the transformations required for a healthy sustainable world.
The symposium will include sessions focussed on the transformative shift from sickness to wellness, from products to services, towards innovative and frugal technological solutions that support people and communities, and a new health operating system.
This symposium brings the best minds together and expertise of key individuals to help solve these conundrums in practical, sustainable and hopeful ways and highlight recommendations for the next 5-10 years. Cambridge has a real opportunity to influence, bringing together researchers, policy makers, and practitioners from disciplines encompassing health, sustainability and global issues who posses both the passion and knowledge to contribute to these transformations.

For more information and to book your place: http://www.anglia.ac.uk/healthsymposium


Cambridge Global Sustainable Health Symposium 2017 format:
 
 Format for the Day
 9.30 Chair's welcome  Welcome to Cambridge and to Symposium
Outline and Purpose of Symposium including the context for the event, ways of working, principles and outcomes
Professor Iain Martin, Vice Chancellor, Anglia Ruskin University
 09.40 Opening Plenary (15-20 mins+ Q&A 10-15) Keynotes: Three Challenges - the issues we face in terms of human health, planetary health and global development. Some thoughts on what is needed for a sustainable and healthy world for all? Outline of ecological model of health, the well-being model and inter-connections?. Inspiration set for the day 9 include ref to SDGs)
Lord Nigel Crisp, Dame Professor Sandra Dawson, Rosemary Kumwenda (UNDP)
 10.15 How the symposium is set out and what we hope to achieve – setting the scene for themes and process for the day
 10.30-12.15
Roundtable
 Building blocks: Theme exploration with
2-3 speakers of 5-10 mins, core questions and building a platform for the afternoon
  Health and Well-being
A shift from the disease model to a “whole person” or well-being mode, changes our perspective in profound ways. How does a well-being model change our approach to health and care?
Innovation:
Across the globe we are fostering learning from new, frugal and smart tech approaches. What are we learning? Is there a right balance?
People Power and Place: The art of engagement, empowerment networks and partnerships What have we learned that helps catalyze global health creation? Leadership for transformation: What lessons can be learnt and where else to look for inspiration? What can the Health Sector contribute?
healthcare models from around the globe and examples of community, health sector, business and government leadership
12.15 Feedback from morning – key points.
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30 Summary of mornings theme exploration and opening up the space for the afternoon:
Keynote: Introduction to the world of transformations
Nathalie Cecutti-Etahiri (Government of France)
Q&A
14.15 – 16.00
Roundtables:
Transformation for health: What is needed? How do we get there?
With themes evolving from morning and a mix of delegates from each sector
16.00 Rounding up
16.15 Feedback from afternoon – key points
16.30 – 17.15 Summary of afternoons space and thinking
Potential recommendations