Sustainability and ethics of medication and food


8.2.2023 klo 14.15 - 16.00
What is sustainability within health, diagnostics and drug development? What are the environmental impacts of medication and food? What are the ethical decisions in relation to the cost of medication?

Come and join the interesting discussion about these topics and more at the Thematics Talk Together seminar organized together by Health, diagnostics and drug development (HDDD) thematic collaboration and Health Campus Turku. Leading experts within sustainability, medication and food will share their insights and knowledge on these topics in a panel discussions giving the audience a possibility to join to the conversation as well. Coffee and tea is served before the event, and after the panels there is networking with snacks and drinks in the lobby.

Hanna Haveri, an expert on planetary health, will open the event with a keynote speech on biodiversity and health.

We promise that you will not leave this event empty handed. This crucially important topic is present in our everyday lives and work and we should all consider our own actions to promote sustainability.

Everyone interested in the topic of the seminar is welcome to join!

Sustainability and ethics of medication and food
Wednesday 8 February 2023 at 14:15-16:00
UTU Main Building, Säästöpankki lecture hall
On-site event only

Jyrki Heino, HDDD chair of utive committee
Eriikka Siirala, Health Campus Turku utive director
14:20 KEY-NOTE TALK: Connections between biodiversity and
human health - a planetary health perspective
Hanna Haveri, Wellbeing services county of Päijät-Häme
14:45 PANEL DISCUSSION: Environmental impacts of medication and food
Sanja Riikonen, Univeristy of Helsinki
Saska Tuomasjukka, Functional Foods Forum
Terhi Lehtinen, FIMEA
15:15 PANEL DISCUSSION: Ethical aspects on the price of medication
Susanne Uusitalo, University of Turku (moderator)
Heikki Lukkarinen, Turku University Hospital
Mika Kortelainen, University of Turku
Juha Laine, University of Turku
15:45 Closing of the event, after which networking and mingling with snacks and drinks in the lobby

Please register by Friday 3 February 2023
If you would like to participate to the event after the registration is closed please send an email to Maija Lespinasse (