The debate ‘Dialogues of Sant Pau: salut i societat’ will address the relationship between the protection of the planet and human well-being, as well as the impact of urban planning on people’s health. It will also reflect on whether or not the digitization of the health system generates more inequalities. The initiative, organized by the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau Foundation in the Modernista Campus, will take place on September 21, October 20 and November 10. This cycle has the support of the Diputació de Barcelona and EL PERIÓDICO.
‘Dialogues of Sant Pau: salut i societat’ aspires to become a forum for debate and analysis on current issues related to sustainability and human well-being, and is part of the institution’s commitment to promoting the Development Goals Sustainable Development (SDG) of the United Nations.
The debate starts on September 21, coinciding with the celebration of the European Week of Sustainable Development and will bring together professionals from the Hospital de Sant Pau, the Institut de Recerca de Sant Pau and the organizations residing in the Modernist Campus, as well as experts and researchers from Different areas
All round tables can be followed in person after free registration on the Modernista Campus website, and also online via YouTube.
The first debate, entitled ‘Planetary health’, will be held on September 21 at 6:00 p.m. Its central axis will be the interdependence between people’s health and the sustainability of natural systems.
Fina Ambatlle, head of Project Management of the Consell Assessor per al Desenvolupament Sostenible de la Generalitat will stimulate a dialogue with Sara Soto, associate professor and researcher at ISGlobal and director of the Viral and Bacterial Infections Program of the same entity, Carles Castell, head of Monitoring of Environmental Programs and Actions of the Climatic Action Area of the Diputació de Barcelona, and Kimberley Miguel Wardle,’project’ manager at the Center d’Activitat Regional per al Consum i la Producció Sostenible.
The second, ‘The health of the cities’, will be held on October 20 at 6:00 p.m. It will focus on analyzing how the design of cities determines the habitability and healthiness of urban centers. In a conversation moderated by Rosa Suriñach, coordinator of Aliances, Incidència Política i Divulgació of the UN-Habitat, three experts from different fields of health, research and architecture will analyze how urban planning can contribute to improving the quality of life of residents and visitors.
Participants will be Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, director of the Urban Planning, Environmental and Health Initiative and head of the Air and Urban Environment Pollution Program of ISGlobal;Lorena Perona, architect of the Servei d’Urbanisme del Àrea d’Infraestructures i Espais Naturals de la Diputació de Barcelona, and Alfons Torregó, pulmonologist and president of the Comissió de Noves Tecnologies Diagnòstiques i Terapèutiques of the Hospital de Sant Pau.
Finally, the third debate, ‘Digital health’, which will be held on November 10 at 6:00 p.m., will reflect on the table this reality that the pandemic has put on the table. Carme Carrion, director of the UOC’s Master’s Degree in Digital Health and deputy director of research for the Health Studies at this university, will lead a round table that will feature the voices of Cristian Pascual, president of the Barcelona Health Hub; Manel Balcells, president of the Board of Trustees of the Sant Pau Hospital Management Foundation, and Antoni Dedeu, Senior Expert of the WHO European Center for Primary Health Care.