I failed to include the video of my own talk in my recent post about the inaugural meeting of the International Society for Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health. Here it is.
I recently enjoyed the privilege of speaking at the inaugural meeting of the International Society of Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health. The event included a spread of fascinating talks on topics from trade-offs in cancer susceptibility to the evolution of sleep. I have highlighted a few of the talks here, but there were lots more excellent talks and some of the videos can be found on Vimeo (others should be available soon).
I highly recommend joining the society: more information at http://www.evolutionarymedicine.org/
“What is a Disease?” by Ruslav Medzhitov, Yale University
“Shining evolutionary light on human sleep and sleep disorders” by Charles Nunn, Duke University
“The perils of plasticity” by Randolph Nesse, Arizona State University
A friend of mine, the wonderful Thomas Carpenter, is currently studying medicine at Edinburgh University. He is part of a group of medical students with an interest in evloution, who are calling themselves the Evolutionary Medics.
The Evolutionary Medics recently ran an event, which was entitled “Bringing Darwin back to Edinburgh: wine, cheese and evolutionary medicine.” The excellent presentations are now available to view on YouTube and I wanted to promote them here:
Dr Sam Brown – Can we make evolution proof drugs?
Prof Gillian Bentley – The Clinical Significance of Evolutionary Medicine
Being there: a brief visit to a neighbourhood induces the social attitudes of that neighbourhood
Here is a video of one my recent talks as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science event, “Using social sciences to tackle the toxicity of urban life”. The video just gives footage of me talking, so you will need to download the slides as a PDF here: beingtherepresentationslides.pdf.
The publication associated with this presentation can be found at: https://peerj.com/articles/236/