Masterclasses at THE University Impact Forum announced

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A series of masterclasses, taking place as part of the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Forum: Health and Well-being, in partnership with RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, have been announced.

The forum, taking place on 7 and 8 July 2021, will gather international leaders and subject experts from higher education institutions to share research ideas and solutions to address the key health conditions and diseases that impact on human outcomes around the world.

The two-day event will feature masterclasses with leading experts focused on innovative approaches to transform health and well-being.

Masterclass highlights include:

Speakers include Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director General, WHO; Professor Adrian Hill, Director of the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford; Professor Beth Frates, President-elect of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine; Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manchester; Professor Margaret Gyapong, Director of the Centre for Health Policy and Implementation Research of the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ho, Ghana and Professor Mark Shrime, O’Brien Chair of Global Surgery, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Professor Cathal Kelly, CEO of RCSI, said: "The UN Sustainable Development Goal 3, Good Health and Well-being, is aligned to RCSI’s core mission as one of the world’s leading health sciences universities. We take seriously our duty to use our expertise, knowledge and discoveries to inform and influence healthcare providers and policymakers and to foster improvements in health across the world. Our academics are actively working to make a difference around the world and they look forward to sharing insights into their research and collaborations at the forum, joining with international peers across series of masterclasses."

The event will also provide exclusive insight into the metrics and methodology behind the THE University Impact Rankings with a focus on SDG3: Good Health and Well-being. The Global Goal for worldwide good health promotes healthy lifestyles, preventive measures and modern, efficient healthcare for everyone.

To view the full masterclass programme and register, visit the THE University Impact Forum website. Registration for all events is free.