About this event

  • Date and time Mon 10 Jun 2024 from 6:00pm to 8:15pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Public Engagement Programme

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to fundamentally redefine the practice of public health. From predictive analytics and disease surveillance to personalised interventions and resource optimisation, AI promises to improve outcomes across the population.

This lecture will examine the transformative potential of AI in public health, exploring current applications, cutting-edge innovations, and the critical challenges this technology presents. Professor Kevin Fenton CBE, President of the Faculty of Public Health will unravel the burgeoning field of digital public health, highlighting how AI fuels data-driven insights for evidence-based decision-making.

Crucially, the lecture will explore ethical frameworks and implementation strategies to ensure AI maximises benefits while minimising potential harms. Participants will gain a nuanced understanding of AI's promise and challenges, equipping them to shape a future where AI serves as a powerful tool in safeguarding and improving population health.

By attending, you will:

  • Hear up to date information on how artificial intelligence and other technologies are influencing and transforming various aspects of public health.
  • Discuss the latest innovations in healthcare technology, emphasizing their potential benefits in disease prevention, healthcare delivery, and health promotion.
  • Delve into the challenges and ethical considerations associated with the integration of technology in public health, ensuring a nuanced understanding of potential pitfall and how to address them

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Key speakers

Professor Kevin Fenton

Professor Kevin Fenton CBE

President, Faculty of Public Health

Speaker's biography

Professor Kevin Fenton CBE, President of the Faculty of Public Health, is an internationally recognised expert with over 25 years of experience in public health medicine, infectious disease epidemiology, and health equity. He currently holds dual roles as Regional Director for London in the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities and Regional Director of Public Health for NHS London. Professor Fenton also serves as the government's Chief Advisor for HIV, leading the implementation of the ambitious HIV Action Plan focused on eliminating new transmissions by 2030.


With a career spanning global, national, and local public health leadership, Professor Fenton brings a wealth of knowledge on tackling health inequalities, infectious disease control, the social determinants of health, and urban health. He is dedicated to promoting evidence-based, equitable, and sustainable public health practices.


Professor Fenton is deeply passionate about leveraging the transformative power of digital health to address the most pressing public health challenges of our time. His expertise in this field, coupled with his unwavering focus on reducing health disparities, makes him an exceptionally insightful speaker on the potential of AI to reshape population health.


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction
AI and the future of public health: Embracing the transformative power

Professor Kevin Fenton CBE, President, Faculty of Public Health

Questions and answers
Vote of thanks
Close of meeting
Drinks reception

All welcome


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Registration for this event will close on Sunday 9 June at 1:00am (BST). Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time.

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