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In 2019, our theme is “From Surviving to Thriving”. We rightly celebrate our remarkable progress to reduce death and disease worldwide. Our focus must now shift to goals beyond just reducing mortality, to create a future where everyone can enjoy thriving health. We must pursue wellbeing, prevent disease, reduce inequality and seek justice for all. We will discuss opportunities and approaches in technology, epidemiology, public health, drug discovery, biomedicine and policy to promote global thriving

We have invited experts and innovators in to bring depth to these discussions. Scholars will be encouraged to apply the ideas generated over the weekend in initiatives spanning their time at Oxford and beyond.


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Programme Highlights

Details on the programme will be updated soon. 

Programme Details

  • 8 - 9 February 2019 

    We are delighted to announce that confirmed speakers include:  

    • Dr Mark Britnell, Chairman and Senior Global Partner, Global Health for KPMG
    • Zhengming Chen, Professor of Epidemiology, Director of China program; Lead principal investigator in the UK for the China Kadoorie Biobank (CKB), University of Oxford
    • Fred Cohen, Senior Managing Director, Vida Ventures 
    • Dr Peter Drobac, Global Health Physician; Director, Skoll Center; Co-founder and first Executive Director, University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) in Rwanda
    • Dr Jeremy Farrar, Director, Wellcome Trust; Previous Professor of Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford
    • Dr Julian Harris, President at CareAllies, A CIGNA Company 
    • Jamila Headley, Managing Director, Health Global Access Project (or Health GAP) 
    • Vivian S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.; President of Health Platforms, Verily (Google) 
    • Vikram Patel, Pershing Square Professor of Global Health and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at the Harvard Medical School 
    • Heidi Dr Stöckl, Associate Professor, Social Epidemiology, London School of Tropical Hygiene and Health 

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Registration details

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