Aspen Ideas Festival Spotlight Health Opening and Welcome

The 3rd annual Spotlight Health is a deep-dive into issues around health, and it’s a momentous time for health. It’s becoming easier to alter human genes, and the Zika epidemic continues to impact an increasing number of people. What’s being done to detect and respond to outbreaks like Zika? Are we combining science with values, and technology with humanity? How is planetary health impacting human health? And, how do we define gender in an age with increased homophobia in some areas, and sweeping legislative change for LTBTQ people? Hear comments about the most pressing health issues, and 10 big ideas from presenters.

Festival: 2016

Watch and Listen: Health

Breakthrough research has revealed that the brain is especially open to change during specific periods in life –... See more
The Second City and Caring Across Generations have joined forces to develop a unique training program that strengthens... See more
Medical errors in hospitals rank as the third leading cause of death in the United States, exceeded only by cancer and... See more
Invalid health news comes in many flavors. Some is utterly fake and potentially dangerous: asserting links between... See more
US Senator Mitch McConnell has just announced that he will bring health reform legislation to the Senate floor for a... See more
Dip into a groundbreaking medical memoir by Kurt Newman, president and CEO of Children’s National Medical Center and... See more