[Symposium] Neverending Infectious Diseases

10 11 mai 2021
En ligne

World Knowledge Dialogue - Life Sciences, Life Cylcles & Social-cultural Life

Neverending Infectious Diseases

A Digital Symposium, 10-11 May 2021

In collaboration with the Triangle Azur (Universities of Geneva, Lausanne and Neuchâtel, Switzerland)

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For more information and to register for the live symposium: wkd.unige.ch

Why are certain well-known infectious diseases, whose prevention and treatment are in theory mastered by modern medicine, not disappearing and even in some cases increasing again? One disciplinary approach alone cannot address this complex question. The World Knowledge Dialogue 2021 (WKD 2021) aims at mobilising a wide range of expertise in medicine, epidemiology, arts and the humanities, public health, and publishing. It will take place online, allowing anyone interested to attend and be part of the ongoing discussions about these important issues.

The themes of the WKD 2021 include prophylaxis, the public representations of disease and their impact on medical funding, approaches to testing and therapy, and the political and moral underpinnings of infectious diseases. The WKD 2021 proposes original approaches to infectious diseases:

- We focus on the end – or non-end, rather than the emergence and spread, of infectious diseases,

- We aim to cast new light on current biomedical issues through long-term historical perspectives,

- We link the biomedical and the socio-cultural history of diseases.

The working languages are English and French.

The full programme can be found here.


Pour plus d'information et pour s'inscrire : wkd.unige.ch

Pourquoi certaines maladies infectieuses bien connues dont, en théorie, la médecine moderne maitrise le traitement et la prévention, ne disparaissent-elles pas ? Et pourquoi dans certains cas, se remettent-elles à progresser ? Il est impossible d'aborder cette question complexe sous l'angle d'une discipline unique. Le World Knowledge Dialogue 2021 (WKD 2021) a pour objectif de mobiliser des expertises issues de domaines variés ? médecine, épidémiologie, arts et sciences humaines, santé publique et monde de l'édition. Il aura lieu en ligne, ce qui permettra à toutes les personnes qui le souhaitent d'y assister ?et de participer au débat actuel sur ces questions importantes.

Les langues de travail sont l'anglais et le français.

Consultez le programme.

World Knowledge Dialogue symposia are scientific events that aim at fostering interdisciplinary, “out of the box” thinking on complex topics. Rather than traditional conference papers, the sessions of the WKD 2021 will focus on online interactive discussions about selected videos and objects – such as sanitary films, maps, or literary excerpts.

This symposium is organised by the FNS-Sinergia funded project "An interdisciplinary model to explain neverending infectious diseases. The case of syphilis (1859 to the present)" with support by Université de Strasbourg Medfilm.

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