Carleton University will host the 2019 Discovery Lecture The Past, Present and Future of Medicine, presented by Natasha Loder, The Economist’s health policy editor. Loder will discuss modern-day advances through the lens of general medical practice from the 1930s to today and beyond.
Media are invited to attend the event.
From smart watches that can diagnose illnesses, to innovative new medical cures – the future of medicine is bright. However, there are challenges ahead: the possibility of artificial intelligence making diagnoses without transparency, the threat of pathogens, and potential privacy breaches from mobile health data. In this lecture, Loder will examine these advances and challenges in the health field.
About Natasha Loder
During her more than 18 years at The Economist, Loder has covered health care, medicine, the environment, and other areas of science and technology. A foreign correspondent for three years in Chicago, Loder covered the Midwest, American education and agriculture. Prior to joining The Economist, Loder worked for the journal Nature, The Times Higher Education Supplement and Research Fortnight. She has won a number of awards for her work covering cancer, the environment and technology.
About the Discovery Lecture
Established in 2002, the Discovery Lecture is designed to showcase and promote excellence in science journalism. The annual winter lecture is sponsored jointly by the Faculty of Science and the School of Journalism and Communication.
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