Thursday Sept 21 at 5 pm CET, 11 am Eastern daylight time.
Free, but registration is required.

A deep dive live Frontiers webcast and discussion, featuring Randolph Nesse, Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, Daniel Blumstein, Athena Aktipis, Bernard Crespi, and Molly Fox. Based on: Natterson-Horowitz B, Aktipis A, Fox M, Gluckman PD, Low FM, Mace R, Read A, Turner PE, Blumstein DT. The future of evolutionary medicine: sparking innovation in biomedicine and public health. Front Sci (2023) 1:997136

Can evolution inspire new ways to prevent and treat disease?

Join Prof Randolph Nesse, Dr Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, Prof Daniel Blumstein, and other renowned researchers for a discussion on how evolutionary medicine could transform biomedicine and public health.

Evolutionary processes drive many health threats, from antimicrobial resistance to pandemics to ‘Anthropocene-related’ conditions such as obesity. In their Frontiers in Science lead article and its hub of complementary content, Natterson-Horowitz et al. propose an interdisciplinary research agenda to realize the untapped potential of evolutionary medicine for addressing the critical health challenges of the 21st century.

In this virtual Frontiers Forum Deep Dive session, you will hear from the article authors and have the chance to pose your questions in the interactive audience Q&A. You can also ask your questions in advance by emailing [email protected].

The program includes:

  • Setting the scene – a research agenda for biomedical innovations| Dr Barbara Natterson-Horowitz | Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, and School of Medicine, UCLA Division of Cardiology, USA
  • Integrating evolutionary medicine into medical practice | Prof Randolph Nesse Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Michigan, USA
  • Unlocking the future of evolutionary medicine: charting the path forward| Panel discussion facilitated by Prof Daniel Blumstein and Dr Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and featuring:
    • Dr Bernard Crespi | Department of Evolutionary Biology | Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada
    • Dr Molly Fox | Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    • Dr Athena Aktipis |Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, USA
  • Audience Q&A