Women in Health 2017 Lecture: Dr Joanne Liu
Women in Health 2017 Lecture: "Dare to Care"
Dr Joanne Liu, International President, Médecins Sans Frontières
The lecture will be followed by an informal discussion about her career and life with Provost & Deputy Director, Professor Dame Anne Mills.
About the Speaker:
Dr Joanne Liu was elected International President of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in 2013. She trained at McGill University School of Medicine and specialised in paediatrics at Sainte-Justine Hospital, Montréal. An Associate Professor at the University of Montréal and a Professor in Practice at McGill, she holds a fellowship in paediatric emergency medicine from New York University School of Medicine and an International Masters in Health Leadership from McGill.
About the Women in Health Lecture Series:
Inspired by our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has run a prestigious lecture series to highlight the work of women in health, research and policy worldwide. These lectures are held annually in March, to coincide with International Women’s Day, and are given by women, who have made a significant contribution to global health research and policy during their careers.
Lectures focus on the speaker’s career: how being a woman has influenced decisions and direction, and the obstacles that have been encountered and overcome. It is an opportunity for speakers to interact with the audience and share lessons to inspire and motivate other people’s career choices and pathway in research and policy.
This event will be streamed live:
Previous Women in Health Lectures:
- 25 May 2016 - Women in Health Lecture with Baroness Valerie Amos, Director of SOAS & former Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator at the United Nations
- 10 March 2015 - Women in Science Lecture with Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization
- 19 March 2014 – Women in Science Lecture with Professor Dame Sallly Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England