July 5. Urban Health Hall. 11:45 - 13:00

Panel discussion

Lifestyle diseases as a new challenge. How can megacities cope with the diseases of the 21st century?

The environmental parameters affecting the health of residents are documented in the sanitary regulations. Compliance with established standards guarantees the epidemiological sustainability of urban spaces to some extent, but nevertheless, megacities residents still remain at risk.
Today's health risks are often caused by habits that signal a bad lifestyle - poor diet, sleep disorder, low physical activity. It's not easy to deal with the sad consequences of these manifestations: obesity, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, strokes, Alzheimer's require a special approach.

  • What lifestyle diseases pose a threat to humanity in the twenty-first century?
  • What innovations are there to prevent such diseases? How can cities combat lifestyle diseases?
  • What is the role of preventive medicine in national public health systems?


Bernath Oliver
Partner, Health Consulting Strategy&, PwC


Mazda Adli
Chair Fliedner Klinik Berlin, psychiatrist, stress researcher
Sanna Vesikansa
Deputy Mayor for Social Services and Health Care
Maxim Zhurilo
Founder, I Love Running
Irina May
Deputy Head, Federal Scientific Center for Medical and Preventive Health Risk Management Technologies
Francesca Colombo
Head of the Health Division, OECD
Niels Lund
Vice President, Novo Nordisk
Mazda Adli


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