This year, the WKD digital symposium focuses on neverending infectious diseases: at what point can we say that a disease is "ended"? What scientific, cultural and political issues must be considered to explain why certain diseases resist our medical modernity and do not disappear? Do disease eradication plans work?

WKD symposia are scientific events that aim at fostering interdisciplinary, “out of the box” thinking on complex topics. Rather than traditional conference papers, the sessions of the WKD 2021 will focus on online interactive discussions.

The WKD 2021 is a joint initiative of the Triangle Azur consortium constituted by the Universities of Lausanne, Neuchâtel and Geneva. It benefits from joint funding from these three institutions.


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