Academician Igor Rudan is a keynote speaker at the Communication Management Forum 2021.

Academician Igor Rudan is a Croatian-British scientist who has more than 500 published scientific papers and nine books, according to the Google Scholar database he is among the most cited scientists in the world, and prominent institutes and media giants have ranked him in the "Leading Scientific Minds of the World". He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and will join us on March 19, at the Communication Management Forum 2021 as a keynote speaker with the topic "The COVID19 pandemic: the challenge of collaboration between science and the media ".

This keynote speaker is a Professor at the University of Edinburgh and Chair in International Health and Molecular Medicine. He is the Joint Director of the Center for Global Health Research and the WHO Collaborating Center at the Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh, UK. In his international health efforts to reduce global child mortality, he served as a consultant of the World Health Organization, UNICEF, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The World Bank, Save the Children, and others.

He founded or co-founded Croatian Centre for Global Health at the University of Split, Croatia (2008), Edinburgh University Global Health Society (2011), “Journal of Global Health” (2011; co-Editor-in-Chief), WHO’s Collaborating Centre for Population Health Research, and Training in Edinburgh (2013), Centre for Global Health at the Usher Institute (2015) and the International Society of Global Health (2019). He has been awarded >30 national and international research awards and professional recognitions, including Wellcome Trust’s International Research Development Award (2002), “Scientist of the Year” Award from The Croatian Parliament (2005), Visiting Professorship for Senior International Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2012), Chancellor’s Award for Research (2012) and Principal’s Medal for Outstanding service from The University of Edinburgh (2019).