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Working together to address health challenges in Scotland

The Academy of  Medical  Sciences together with The Royal Society of Edinburgh are jointly hosting sessions to hear more about evidence-based decision making in Scotland, the media, and how to support transdisciplinary and cross sector working.

The event will be attended by Professor Dame Anne Johnson PMedSci, President of The Academy of Medical Sciences and Professor Sir John Ball FRS FRSE, President of The Royal Society Edinburgh.

We are pleased to confirm Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak FMedSci FRSE , Scotland’s Chief Scientist for Health, will be chairing the session on evidence-based decision making in Scotland.

To register for individual sessions, please complete the registration form (click on the Register button at the bottom of this page) and select the session(s) you would like to register for at the bottom of the form.

We hope you can join us for this in-person event in Edinburgh.


Health of the public approach: Working across disciplines & sectors
Join us for thought-provoking discussions on how those across disciplines and sectors can harness transdisciplinary research capacity to improve the health of the public.

This panel will be chaired by the Academy’s President, Professor Dame Anne Johnson DBE PMedSci, and we will be joined by:

  • Karen Anderson FRSE, Architect and Urban Designer, Visiting Professor at Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Professor Linda Bauld OBE FRSE, Professor of Public Health and Chief Social Policy Adviser to the Scottish Government
  • Professor Vittal Katikireddi, NRS Senior Clinical Research Fellow and an honorary Consultant in Public Health at NHS Health Scotland
  • Professor Mary Renfrew OBE FRSE FMedSci, Professor of Mother and Infant Health

15:00 - 15:50 GMT

Facilitated networking around public health themes
A structured follow-on session for all delegates to discuss themes and issues raised.

16:00 - 16:50 GMT

Refreshment break


Spotlight session: Supporting evidence-based decisions in the Scottish Government
Join us to share your experience of supporting evidence-based decision making in the Scottish Government. Speakers will include Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak FMedSci FRSE, Scotland’s Chief Scientist for Health. More details to follow.

17:30 - 18:30 GMT

Drinks reception

18:30 - 19:30 GMT


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21/02/2023 3:00 PM GMT - 7:30 PM GMT
Royal Society of Edinburgh
22-26 George Street
Edinburgh EH2 2PQ Scotland