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

Women with early-stage breast cancer may not need any chemotherapy. That’s the treatment-transforming finding from just... See more
Rural residents photograph ailing chickens to monitor the spread of Avian flu, mountaineer adventurers collect scat... See more
Whether the headlines describe a “cancer moonshot” or a “war on cancer,” they capture a yearning and determination to... See more
Development in the Global South is fundamentally about dignity – the dignity of people, of planet, and of all life. In... See more
Despite all of the scientific advances in genomic sequencing, genetic testing, and gene editing, science writer Carl... See more
Cancer is on the rise in Africa, with the World Health Organization predicting that by 2020, it will take the lives of... See more