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How is the coronavirus pandemic changing human health behavior?

International Virtual Panel Discussion


Scientific Meeting Announcement

Leopoldina International Virtual Panel Discussion
"COVID-19 and Human Health Behavior: Impacts and Trends"
Tuesday, 8 June 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Berlin
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Washington D. C.
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Brasília, Montevideo
Online via Zoom

The panel discussion is jointly organized by the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC). The experts will talk, among other things, about ways to influence human behavior considering the latest findings in cognitive, health, social and economic sciences. Debating at the podium:

  • Prof. Dr. Margareth Dalcolmo, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Rio de Janeiro/Brazil
  • Prof. Fernando Filgueira, PhD, Head of the Uruguay-Office of the United Nations Population Fund, Montevideo/Uruguay
  • Prof. Dr. Ralph Hertwig, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin/Germany, Member of the Leopoldina
  • Prof. Katherine L. Milkman, PhD, James G. Dinan Professor, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia/USA

This virtual live event will be moderated by the journalist Vivian Upmann.

With this discussion, the Leopoldina continues its Leopoldina International Virtual Panel Series. The objective of the virtual panel discussions, organized in cooperation with the Leopoldina's international partners, is to offer a virtual room for the global scientific community to convene and for the interested public to join the dialogue with scientists. Previous topics have been: "Challenges in COVID-19 Vaccination", "COVID-19 and Multimorbidity: How to Deal with Multiple Infectious Diseases in Parallel?", "The Hidden Crisis: Mental Health in Times of COVID-19" and "Contact Tracing Apps: Promising Tool in the Fight Against COVID-19?".

The event is open to all interested parties and will be held in English. Participation is free of charge.


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