Program

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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

REGISTRATION: 15.30-17.30
START CONFERENCE: 17.30
RECEPTION
Welcome Reception at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine made possible by a generous donation from the Galton Institute.


Wednesday, 6 April 2016

CONFERENCE: 9-18
POSTER SESSION: 18
Poster session and wine reception at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine made possible by a generous donation from Royal Society Publishing.


Thursday, 7 April 2016

CONFERENCE: 9-17.40
POSTER SESSION: 17.40
DEBATE: 19
Debate co-organized with the London Evolutionary Research Network generously hosted at and by the Linnean Society.  The panel will be composed of leading thinkers on Evolutionary Medicine, including one of the founders of the field and co-author of Why We Get Sick, Dr Randolph Nesse.

Only 80 tickets are available for this free event.

The Future of Evolutionary Medicine

Chaired by Jeremy Taylor

Panel members: Randolph Nesse, Daniel Nettle, Gillian Bentley

More than 150 years has passed since the publication of On the Origin of Species. Nevertheless, only recently has Darwin’s dangerous idea started to be applied to understand and explain human health. Scholars in the emerging field of Evolutionary Medicine suggest that evolutionary thinking will transform our thinking about disease – from bringing clarity to psychiatrists’ categories of emotional disorders to helping us understand why modern environments cause diseases. But the field is young. Will evolutionary medicine fundamentally change our understanding of disease, or will it simply be an additional tool in our toolkit? Which neglected areas will benefit most from adding an evolutionary perspective? And what is needed to get funding agencies to support more research projects in Evolutionary Medicine in the first place?

Friday, 8 April 2016

CONFERENCE: 9-17.20
AGM: 17.20-18.20
CONFERENCE DINNER: 18.30