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The Dow Memorial Lecture 2015

Life and healthcare in the era of cures by Patrick Vallance.

How many diseases can we cure rather than treat? The answer is, not many. By the end of the century will we be able to cure more? If we can, is society prepared to discuss how that is valued, who has access to cures and who should pay for restorative health?

Science is evolving and is offering glimpses of cures in hard-to-treat diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis, some cancers, and rare diseases. These will not come without challenging the types of medicines we make and how they are developed. Patrick Vallance will highlight the scientific opportunity and the philosophical, ethical and economic questions that society and government will have to face when the prize is much greater.
Patrick Vallance is the Research and Development lead at GlaxoSmithKline.


Mr Patrick Vallance | talks


Date and Time:

19 October 2015 at 6:00 pm


1 hour



Dalhousie Building
University of Dundee
Old Hawkhill

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Events, University of Dundee
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