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

With the end of polio realistically on the horizon, it’s not naive to ask what other “finish lines” might we dare to... See more
Kids can be a mystery to their parents even at the best of times. But when they are dealing with serious illness,... See more
The Zika virus, first identified among humans in 1952 in Uganda, began spreading across the Americas and the Caribbean... See more
Published studies have documented the many physical and mental health benefits of meditation, including decreased pain... See more
The upcoming US presidential election is likely to have significant implications for health and health care. On the... See more
Join Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell and Kai Ryssdal, host of “Marketplace,” for a... See more