Professor Ewa Stępień is participating among around 50 experts for around the world in Sparks! Forum at CERN.
The theme for the second edition of the Sparks! Forum is Future Technology for Health. CERN has actively pursued medical applications of its technologies since as far back as the 1970s. The tools of experimental particle physics are ubiquitous in hospitals and biomedical research. However, Sparks! goes beyond what is done at CERN.
Spanning the domains of prevention, diagnosis and treatment, the topics for this edition of Sparks! will spark new questions about the links between medical technologies and fundamental science, globalisation, accessibility, trust, ethics and more. We will be calling on doctors, tech developers, economists, policy makers, ethicists, patient associations, medical researchers, humanitarian organisations, medical foundations, UN agencies, data specialists, climate modellers, AI developers and journalists to discuss the topics listed below – and any others that arise in the process!