On Saturday 9th November, more than 250 people attended our conference exploring the interfaces between health, politics, ecology, economics, and violence.
Since November we have been uploading presentations, videos, pictures and audio taken during the relaunch event – the majority of the conference material is now available on-line below.
There were about 30 speakers including well known figures from the world of health (Richard Horton, Iain Chalmers, Allyson Pollock, Andy Haines, John Lister, and Jacky Davis). But there were also speakers from outside of health such as Jim Welsh from Amnesty International, Charlie Kronick from Greenpeace, John Hilary from War on Want, Maya Foa from Reprieve, and Peter Burt from the Nuclear Information Service.
Professor Sir Andy Haines – The Global Health Crises: Poverty, Inequality, Global Warming and War
Dr David McCoy – The Global Crises: What’s to be done?
Working Upstream, Confronting Power and Vested Interests
Dr Richard Horton – Social Medicine and Health Activism: Building on a Fine Tradition
Facilitated Panel Discussion: Mobilising health professionals, acting upstream and challenging vested interests and power.
John Hilary – War on Want and Progressive Development Forum Video
Tamasin Cave – Spinwatch Video
Patti Rundall – Baby Milk Action Video
Professor Sir Iain Chalmers – James Lind Library Video
John Lister – London Health Emergency Video
Allyson Pollock – Queen Mary University London Video
Cameron Stocks – President of Medsin Video
Afternoon workshop sessions
Torture, Detention and Human Rights Abuses
Dr. Frank Arnold Slides Audio [To be added]
The Enduring Threat of Nuclear Weapons
Dr. Frank Boulton Slides Audio [To be added]
Peter Burt Slides Audio [To be added]
Climate, Ecology and Health
Corporate Capture of Health
Dr Miran Epstein
Dr David McCoy Slides Audio [To be added]
David Woodward Slides Audio [To be added]
Brief feedback from each of the five parallel sessions Video
Closing Speech: Dr Jacky Davis – NHS Consultants Association Video
We are grateful to all those who were tweeting on the day of the conference. Below are a few of the highlights. We’ve also compiled all the Tweets using the hash-tag #medactrelaunch to a very simple Storify – click here to see what the Twittersphere had to say.
Inspiring day at @Medact relaunch.They care about global health, inequality + crimes being done in our names. Health professionals pls join!
— Jacky Davis (@DrJackyDavis) November 9, 2013
— John Hilary (@jhilary) November 9, 2013
— Felicia Yeung (@felyeung) November 9, 2013