Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh symposium: Public Health in a Changing World


We live in changing and challenging times. Rapid shifts in global politics are impacting on the UK and the health of its population. Public health is under the spotlight and needs, more than ever, to rise to these challenges.

This symposium features top international speakers with an exciting programme on:

  • International public health: what can we learn from recent global epidemics and how do we prepare for the next?
  • European public health: what are the impacts of political destabilisation, economic instability and migration?
  • Scottish public health: why do we have excess mortality in the West of Scotland? What should Scotland do to become the healthiest nation in Europe?
  • How we can effect change: via social media, leadership and other tools.

Audience: This symposium is of interest to all practising or studying public or global health, infectious disease and respiratory physicians, as well as general physicians and other healthcare workers who want to learn the latest in exotic communicable diseases as well as look upstream at determinants of health.

Twitter: #rcpePH17

Contact details: Margaret Farquar (RCPE Education Coordinator), Tel: 0131 247 3636, Email: m.farquhar@rcpe.ac.uk.

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