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Friday, 27 February 2015

Dr Terry Tudor gives talk at Michigan State University

Dr Terry Tudor reports on his visti to Michigan State University...

I was recently invited to a very cold East Lansing, to give a talk at the home of the Spartans, the Michigan State University. The two day seminar which was entitled ‘Delivering global healthcare: from epidemic to innovation’, was hosted by the International Law Review within the University's College of Law.

It was a very interesting event with a range of eminent speakers from all over the world. Including from the USA (e.g. Prof Philip Rosoff – Professor of Paediatrics and Medicine from Duke University; Gary McRay a shareholder in law firm Foster Swift Collins and Smith; Nathan Wilson from the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Economics; and Gregory Sunshine and Anthony Moulton from the Chronic Diseases Centre (CDC)); South Africa (Prof Adrian Duse, the Academic Head of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases); India (Prof Prashant Mehta – the Executive Director of the Centre for Waste Recycling and Remediation Technologies, at the National Law University); and China (Ms Zhimin Mao – from the Pardee Rand Graduate School).

One of the things that was really impressive was the fact that this annual conference is very much student-led. Indeed the students came up with the theme, identified and approached the speakers, made the venue bookings, etc. It was a pleasure to be there, despite the cold weather.