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Population Day Symposium: Free event in London

18 Jun 2010

Professor Sir John Sulston is one of the speakers on 12 July

Monday 12 July, 9am - 5.30pm
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is marking World Population Day this year with a one-day Symposium on Population in London on 12 July 2010.

This one-day FREE event is being held in recognition of the projected increase in global population by at least 2 billion over the next 40 years. Such growth has significant implications for all our futures – both in environmental and development costs.

The purpose of the Symposium is to highlight the importance of population growth and its complex implications for food security, water, environmental and climate-change issues, health, poverty and development. The impact of population growth and changing demographic patterns on these issues has been seriously neglected in recent decades and there is a need to continue to raise the profile of population and explore the ways we can mitigate the effects, and adapt to the challenges, of rapid population growth to achieve global health and enhanced wellbeing for all.

The Symposium will include three presentation sessions and two panel sessions with around 15 speakers.


Seating is limited. To request a seat at this event, please send an email titled “RSVP” with your name, job title/occupation and affiliation to:

List of speakers (please note that only confirmed speakers are listed)

  • Sir Andy Haines, Professor of Public Health & Primary Care and Director of London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • John Cleland, CBE, Professor of Medical Demography, Centre for Population Studies, LSHTM
  • Oona Campbell, Professor of Epidemiology and Reproductive Health, LSHTM
  • Dan Kaseje, Professor of Public Health and Vice Chancellor at Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kenya
  • Dr Zeba Sathar, Country Director, Population Council, Pakistan
  • Dr Alex Ezeh, Executive Director, African Population and Health Research Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
  • John Beddington, CMG FRS, Professor of Applied Population Biology at Imperial College London, Government Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of the Government Office for Science
  • Malin Falkenmark, Professor Emerita of Applied and International Hydrology at the former Swedish Natural Sciences Research Council, Senior Scientific Advisor at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and Chair of the Scientific Program Committee for the Stockholm Water Symposium
  • Paul Wilkinson, Professor of Environmental Epidemiology, Public & Environmental Health Research Unit, LSHTM
  • Karen Newman, Network Coordinator, Population and Sustainability Network
  • Sir John Sulston, FRS, Chair of the Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation (iSEI) at The University of Manchester

We look forward to seeing you at the Symposium!