Royal Society of Medicine: debate on Health and drones

A forum: Health and drones, was held yesterday at the London premises of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Participants interested in public health, conflict mitigation and conflict prevention, particularly in today’s world of asymmetrical warfare and rapid technological advances, discussed the challenges presented by the increasing use of armed UAVs, and the rapid technological advances they represent, from a public health perspective.

Particular objectives of the meeting were to:

  • Understand the public health implications of the use of armed UAVs
  • Understand the reasons why the use of armed UAVs is increasing
  • Consider the present legal and moral background to the use of armed UAVs
  • Work towards a common understanding of the public health consequences of the use of armed UAVs.

We look forward to feedback.

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