Welcome to the launch of GlobeLife

We would like to invite you to the launch of GlobeLife, a network that works to increase and deepen interdisciplinary global health collaborations. GlobeLife is a joint network between Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University where a new digital platform has been established to breed the network.

Register at Akademikonferens: reg.akademikonferens.se
Zoom link will be sent out one week before the launch.

Programme – GlobeLife 12 October, 13.30-16.30

12.45 Arrival and light lunch

13.30 Welcome to GlobeLife: Introduction, homepage and key objectives
Prof. Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg, KI and Prof. Andreas Mårtensson, UU

13.40 Vice-chancellor Uppsala University 
Prof. Eva Åkesson 
Vice president Karolinska Institutet 
Prof. Anders Gustafsson with greetings from KI president Ole Petter Ottersen 

14.00 What is global health?
Towards Sustainable Health?
Prof. Stefan Swartling Peterson, UU, KI

What is global health for Sweden?
Dr. Hampus Holmer, UD (Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs)

Interdisciplinarity in practice: A case of self- management in type 2 diabetes
Assoc. Prof. Meena Daivadanam, UU, KI & Dr. Helle Mölsted Alvesson, KI

Can artificial intelligence fill gaps in global health diagnostics? 
Prof. Johan Lundin, KI

14.50 General discussion 

15.00 Coffee break

15.30 Future plans for GlobeLife

15.40 Current global health challenges: SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19
Thresholds of the emergence of pandemics
Prof. Björn Olsen, UU

Indirect health consequences of COVID-19
Prof. Anna Mia Ekström, KI

What is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the climate?
 Prof. Anna Rutgersson, UU

16.10 General discussion 

16.20 Conclusion

Welcome to the launch of GlobeLife