Pint of science: How to stop an epidemic

Doors open: 18:30. Event: 19:00-22:00
Location: Dragonfly, 52 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LD
Cost: £4 + donation to pint of science

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Contingency planning for animal disease outbreaks: Why we need the humanities

Dr Lisa Boden (Senior Lecturer at University of Edinburgh)

In order to better understand and communicate risks associated with the introduction and spread of animal disease outbreaks like foot-and-mouth disease or avian influenza, it is helpful to look beyond the conventional boundaries of veterinary science. This presentation will highlight the work of EPIC, Scottish Government’s Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks, and explore how interdisciplinary collaboration is at the heart of improved animal disease preparedness.

Entrepreneurial Epidemiology?

Dr Lukas Englemann (Chancellor's Fellow at University of Edinburgh)

Ever since Google began to track flu symptoms in 2008 through the digital footprints of what people do online, ‘digital epidemiology’ has won many fans outside the academy. Now, social media activity, location data, google searches or Wikipedia access-logs offer new insights into population health. The combination of small resources and big impact has revived epidemiology into a field for digital innovation, start-ups aim to join public health with the #digitalhealth movement. But what are the true costs of this digital disruption?

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