Adult event

Fighting the Anti-Facts Movement: Jay Jayamohan, Nafea Alyasi & Rupy Aujla

Event No. 29, 05-02-2021 14:30 - 15:30,
Al Riwaq II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City

Language: English with simultaneous Arabic translation

Authors: Jay Jayamohan, Nafea Alyasi, Rupy Aujla

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Fearmongering and disinformation are serious problems today, and the medical world, in particular, is plagued by junk science, outdated theories and highly contested data presented as fact – not to mention dangerous conspiracy theories such as the one driving the anti-vaccine movement. Our panel of medical experts takes a scalpel to the mass of confusing data on topics from fad diets to the coronavirus outbreak. Send your questions ahead of time for a chance to have the panel discuss them!

Jay Jayamohan is a Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon and author of Everything That Makes Us Human: Case Notes of a Children’s Brain Surgeon. He has been the star of two BBC documentaries following the work of neurosurgeons and has advised on head-related court cases.

Dr Rupy Aujla MBBS, BSc, MRCGP, is a GP and Sunday Times bestselling author of three books: The Doctor’s Kitchen, Eat to Beat Illness and Doctor’s Kitchen 3-2-1. He is founder of “The Doctor’s Kitchen”, promoting the medicinal benefits of eating well, creating healthy recipes and explaining the clinical research behind them and regularly appears on TV and in the media.

Nafea Alyasi is a doctor and writer from the United Arab Emirates. He holds a BA in general surgery from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences – UAE University, and is one of the medical care officials for isolation patients infected with Covid-19.

Jay Jayamohan will be appearing virtually.

Simultaneous Translation is available for this session. Festival attendees can access simultaneous translation via a QR code shared on site by using their own personal headphones and smartphone.