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Sustainability and ethics of medication and food

What is sustainability within health, diagnostics and drug development? What are the environmental impacts of medication and food? What are the ethical decisions in relation to the cost of medication?

Come and join the interesting discussion about these topics and more at the Thematics Talk Together seminar organized together by Health, diagnostics and drug development (HDDD) thematic collaboration and Health Campus Turku. Leading experts within sustainability, medication and food will share their insights and knowledge on these topics in a panel discussions giving the audience a possibility to join to the conversation as well. Coffee and tea is served before the event, and after the panels there is networking with snacks and drinks in the lobby.

Hanna Haveri, an expert on planetary health, will open the event with a keynote speech on biodiversity and health.

We promise that you will not leave this event empty handed. This crucially important topic is present in our everyday lives and work and we should all consider our own actions to promote sustainability.

Everyone interested in the topic of the seminar is welcome to join! This is an on-site event only!

Click here to register (no later than Friday 3 February 2023)!


Jyrki Heino, HDDD chair of executive committee
Eriikka Siirala, Health Campus Turku executive director

Hanna Haveri, Planetary Health MD
Biodiversity loss and its effect on health

14:45 PANEL DISCUSSION: Environmental impacts of medication and food
Sanja Karlsson, Univeristy of Helsinki
Saska Tuomasjukka, Functional Foods Forum

15:15 PANEL DISCUSSION: Ethical aspects on the price of medication
Susanne Uusitalo, University of Turku (moderator)
Ilona Autti-Rämö, affiliation tba
Mika Kortelainen, University of Turku
Juha Laine, University of Turku

15:45 Closing of the event, after which networking and mingling with snacks and drinks in the lobby.

If you would like to participate to the event after the registration is closed please send an email to Maija Lespinasse (