How do we make sure that local research and innovations have real global impact? How can we create an environment that is conducive for interaction between academic, public and private partners here in Leiden, and most importantly, around the world? Only a few questions that will be discussed during the ‘Global Impact in Health’ symposium taking place on Monday the 30th of May from 10:00 – 16:30h. Read more about the symposium below and how you can join!
The Global Impact in Health symposium will officially open the European Life Sciences & Health Week (LSH Week). More information about the LSH Week can be found on the website of the Leiden Bio Science Park. The Global Impact in Health symposium will be organized by LUMC Global and multiple partners. During this hybrid symposium we will discuss the importance of global academic, public and private partnerships in solving the greatest global health threats of our time. We will for instance highlight themes surrounding drug- and vaccine development, cross-sector and cross-border collaborations in health data science. Due to limited space available onsite, we have decided to make it a hybrid event to allow all interested individuals to join!
The symposium is part of Leiden2022 and allows us to showcase all the beautiful work in Life Sciences & Health being done in Leiden. Leiden is internationally recognized as an essential hub for Life Sciences & Health with its large concentration of companies in the Leiden Bio Science Park and several internationally acclaimed research institutes, among which key player the Leiden University Medical Center.
Last month we kicked off the pilot study on housing and health, set up by the TU Delft | Global Initiative, Leiden Center for Applied Bioscience (LCAB) and LUMC Global in which 6 groups, consisting of students from all institutes, joined forces to analyse the correlation between spatial conditions of residential neighbourhoods and buildings, and health. All groups developed a comparative analysis of two neighbourhoods in The Hague, with each group looking at different neighbourhoods. Last week, on November 10, they presented their findings and suggestions on the central theme: how do we build a pandemic proof and healthy city?
The Globalization, Accessibility, Innovation, and Care (GAIC) Network has released its 2022 Annual Report. The report showcases how the network has grown into an international, interdisciplinary academic network through the studying of changes in society, access to health care, and global changes in demographics and technology. “GAIC links inquiry of digital innovation, health and humanities, social sciences, and cultural studies. By investigating extraordinary phenomena in different places, a comparative and critical perspective with regards to findings is encouraged“, said LUMC Prof. Dr. Mirjam van Reisen, Coordinator GAIC.