Inaugural lecture: Duncan Tennent, 'If at first you don't succeed, use a bigger hammer'

Wednesday 3 October 2018, 5.30-7.30pm. Duncan Tennent, Professor of Orthopaedic Education, will reflect on orthopaedic education during his inaugural lecture, ‘If at first you don’t succeed, use a bigger hammer’.

 

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Comedy night

St George's Professor Iain Greenwood has organised a comedy night this coming October to raise money for the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

You can expect to be entertained by a star-studded bill including:Nick Helm - hosts his own TV show on DAVESuzi Ruffell - the Guardian dubs her 'a real stand up gem'. Matt Forde - co-host of the Rock and Roll football show on Absolute RadioIain Stirling- the voice of hit summer TV show Love Island Event detailsDate: Thursday 18 OctoberTime: 7.30pmLocation: The Students' Union barBook your place: Tickets are £10 and can be purchased by emailing Iain directly. All profits go to the BHF.

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Spotlight on Science event - Study drugs: trick or treat?

Thursday 18 October 2018 6pm-7.30pm

 


From Skeletons to Robots - how technology is changing surgical training

Tuesday 17 July 2018 6pm-7.30pm

“From Skeletons to Robots” will take a closer look at how medical education has developed. 


The fight against superbugs in sexual health

Thursday 7 June 2018 6pm-7.30pm

The misuse of antibiotics has led to a rise in infections that cannot be treated, notably in the field of sexual health. Media headlines about ‘super-gonorrhoea’ have led to fears that we may be heading for a post-antibiotic health crisis due to superbugs and their ability to resist treatment. Dr Tariq Sadiq from St George’s, University of London and fellow experts will explain how the development of personalised medicine technologies is helping researchers in the battle against antibiotic-resistant infections.


Open lab day: ground-breaking medical research

In a first for St George’s, University of London, the local public are invited to find out about the ground-breaking medical research happening on their doorstep.

Thursday 21 June 2pm to 4pm

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Just what are the lymphatics and what happens when they go wrong?

Thursday 26 April 6pm-7.30pm

The lymphatics are an essential part of our circulatory systems, moving fluid and cells from our tissues back into the bloodstream.

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One-day workshop to focus on pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hypertension

Friday 4 May 2018

A one-day practical workshop in central London will offer expert guidance on the diagnosis and management of pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hypertension.

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Making an impact on infectious diseases - the challenges of global health

Thursday 1 February 6pm to 7:30pm

Dr Angela Loyse

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St George's Alumnus named America's Best Doctor

Glenn Taylor, an Orthopedic Surgeon based in Connecticut, has been recognised as America's Best Doctor by yhe American Health Council. Here he talks to us about his path to success and his time at St George's.

 

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Can cannabis really help in the fight against cancer?

Thursday 30 November 6pm to 7:30pm

Dr Wai Liu

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Jenner Symposium and Lecture

Eminent clinical microbiologist Professor Sharon Peacock will deliver this year's Jenner Lecture, Are bacterial pathogens isolated from animals a common cause of drug-related infections in humans?

12 October 2017

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Cardiology Update – Meet the experts

This year’s Cardiology Update conference will be held on Friday November 3 at the Royal Society of Arts in central London.

The meeting is hosted by St George’s, University of London, principally by Professors Juan Carlos Kaski and John Camm of the university’s Molecular and Clinical Sciences Research Institute.

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How can we decide which medicines are really value for money?

The cost of medicines increases relentlessly so how do health services and national agencies decide which drugs to fund?

 

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Varma Lecture: Optimising Outcomes in the Modern Management of Uterine Fibroids

This year’s annual Varma Lecture will be given by Professor Isaac Manyonda and is titled ‘Optimising Outcomes in the Modern Management of Uterine Fibroids’.

Date and time: Wednesday 4 October 2017 at 17:30 to 19:00

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General Election meeting - Ask the Tooting candidates what they will do for YOU

St George’s, University of London, is hosting a General Election hustings event for the main candidates in the Tooting constituency.

It will be a Question Time style event with questions from the audience, either submitted in advance or live.

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Spotlight on Science lecture on 25 April: Unlocking the secrets of your DNA

Would you want to know which illnesses could affect you? Join us for a free lecture and hear from a patient who chose to find out.

Scientists can now ‘read’ our genes and increasingly can foresee the illnesses that could affect us.


Student organised conference tackles barriers to global health

The Challenging Borders Global Health Conference is a one-day conference for all staff, students and members of the public interested in global health issues.

Set up and run by students themselves, the event will focus on borders and other barriers to global healthcare. Borders can be physical, such as nation lines or geographical impediments, man-made, such as walls and prisons, and also more abstract, such as stigma towards mental health.


Spotlight on Science lecture on 9 March: The Pain is in the Brain

Learn from research and patient perspectives what causes pain and how it can be managed.

Researchers will discuss the mechanisms and treatments of pain across different conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and hypermobility syndrome, presenting the results of clinical and neuroimaging studies.


Spotlight on Science lecture on 18 January: The Law and Ethics of Assisted Suicide

Our first Spotlight on Science lecture of 2017 will be on the subject of the law and ethics of assisted suicide.

6 December 2016


St George's hosts art exhibition by prison inmates

Inside Science is a new free exhibition of artwork inspired by a series of discussions about science led by St George's researchers at HM Prison Wandsworth.

26 October2016


Varma Lecture on 6 October 2016: Maternal Health in a Changing World

This year’s Varma Lecture will be given by France Donnay MD, FRCOG, FACOG, MPH and is titled “Maternal Health in a Changing World: from Urbanisation to User Centered Design”.

21 September 2016


Spotlight on Science lecture on 13 October: Step up to Healthy Living

Hear from our experts on the importance of physical activity for health and on ways to increase your activity in everyday life.

7 September 2016


Inaugural lectures on 23 September 2016

Professors Sahar Mansour and Christopher G Owen will give inaugural lectures at St George's on 23 September 2016. They are free to attend.

6 September 2016


Free public lecture on 21 July: 'The Inside Story of Human Fertility'

Attend this free 'The Inside Story of Human Fertility' Spotlight on Science public event on Thursday 21 July.

Learn about the wonders of the human reproduction system and what can sometimes go wrong. Gain an insight into how eggs are made and released in women, and how this is disrupted in common disorders such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and chlamydia to cause infertility.


Free lecture on 28 June: Vaccines for babies before birth

On 28 June 2016, join Dr Chrissie Jones for a discussion on ways to use vaccines protect infants from infection before they are born.

The evening talk will look at the vaccines currently recommended for pregnant women in the UK. The discussion will focus on the most recently recommended vaccine against whooping cough, as well as considering future prospects.


Public Debate on 5 May 2:45pm - Should the UK leave the European Union?

Join us to hear what staying or leaving the EU means for science and medicine

The EU referendum on UK membership is being held on Thursday, 23 June to decide whether to leave or remain in the European Union.


Inaugural lectures on 11 May

The new series of inaugural lectures starts on 11 May with three short lectures from Professors Gill McGauley, Annie Bartlett and Gill Mezey.

All staff and students are warmly invited to attend the lectures, which will take place at 5.30pm in the Michael Heron Lecture Theatre.The lectures will be followed by a reception in room H2.6 on the second floor of Hunter Wing.Lectures are as follows:


Lecture on 19 April - Sun, smoking and sausages: how do cells become cancerous?

Join us to hear what experts know about what lies behind the causes of cancer.

A free public event will hear from several experts including Professor Dorothy Bennett, Director of the Cardiovascular & Cell Sciences Research Institute at St George’s, University of London, about what really causes cells to become cancerous


Varma Lecture 2015

This year's free Varma Lecture will take place on Thursday 22 October at 5.30pm in the Michael Heron lecture theatre. Professor Laura Magee, Professor of Maternal Medicine, will present “The control of hypertension in pregnancy – do we now know what to do?”.

This year’s lecture is on Thursday 22 October at 5.30pm in Michael Heron lecture theatre, first floor Hunter Wing.

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Are YOU beach body ready?

Do we all have an inner deity that we’d like to be? Do we need to confront our fleshy truths?

Playwright and paediatrician Dr Serena Haywood will be hosting an event about body image, obesity and caring.

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Inaugural lectures include impact of stress on hearts

The new series of inaugural lectures continues on 1 July with two short lectures from Professor Gill Cockerill and Professor Abhiram Prasad.

All staff and students are warmly invited to attend the lectures, which will take place at 5.30pm in Lecture Theatre F. The lectures will be followed by a reception in H2.6 on the second floor of Hunter Wing. The first lecture, by Professor Gill Cockerill, will be titled 'Translational Research - Mapping Pathways to Impact’. Professor Gillian Cockerill is Head of the Vascular Research Centre in the Cardiovascular and Cell Sciences Research Institute at St George's. In 2003 Professor Cockerill joined St George's as a senior lecturer and secured EU and British Heart Foundation funding to support her work into therapies for reducing the rate of growth of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Having obtained a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from King's College, Professor Cockerill went on to gain a PhD at Melbourne University (1991) before taking up a postdoctoral Fellowship at the Hanson Centre for Cancer Research in Adelaide. During this time she was awarded two prestigious Young Investigator Awards. On her return to the UK in 1996, Professor Cockerill was awarded a British Heart Foundation Intermediate Fellowship to investigate the anti-inflammatory properties of HDLs in a large animal model, in the laboratory of Professor Dorian Haskard at Imperial College. Professor Abhiram Prasad will present the second lecture, ‘Stress Cardiomyopathy: A Tale of Hearts and Minds’. Abhiram Prasad is Professor of Interventional Cardiology at St George's, University of London and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at St George's University Hospitals NHS  Foundation Trust. His research interests are in coronary artery disease and coronary intervention. He also holds the rank of Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in the United States. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the European Society of Cardiology, and the American Heart Association. Professor Prasad is a graduate of the University of London and trained at the National Institutes of Health and the Mayo Clinic. He is a recipient of the American Heart Associations’ Samuel A Levine Young Clinical Investigator Award. After completing his cardiology training, he worked as a consultant interventional cardiologist in the Cardiovascular Division of the Mayo Clinic. To register for the event please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line ‘Inaugural lecture’.

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Ebola - did we get it right? - Spotlight on Science free public event

Medicine and medical research are full of moral and ethical dilemmas. Join Dr Carwyn Hooper and a team of healthcare professionals and researchers at St George’s, University of London as they describe the questions they faced when helping to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Date/Time:        Thursday 25 June - 6pm

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Sugar – delicious but dangerous? - Free public event

Sugar; is it a dangerous white powder we should completely cut from our diet? Or are claims that it causes obesity, diabetes, and heart disease overstated? Was the 1972 opinion that sugar is “pure, white and deadly” close to the truth, or has that initial idea been exploited by those with a personal anti-sugar agenda? Is the sugar found naturally in fruits and juices any different to the sugar we add to our food?

Date/Time:         Thursday 11 June - 6pm

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Is hygiene really healthy? - Spotlight on Science free public event

Allergic diseases like asthma and hay fever are on the rise.  Scientists at St George’s, University of London are at the forefront of understanding why this might be. Come and learn about how modern lifestyles and our growing quest for hygiene contribute to allergies.

Date/Time:         Tuesday 3rd March - 6pm

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Previous events: Community Open Day 2014

The St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and St George's, University of London annual Community Open Day took place on Saturday 15 November from 10.30am to 4pm.

Filled with fun, interactive activities for children and adults alike, the event was an enjoyable and informative day for the whole family.

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Spotlight on Science: Living with Type 1 Diabetes

St George's, University of London is home to world leaders in diabetes research and we invited the public in to meet them on Monday 20 October 2014 as part of our Spotlight on Science series aimed at illuminating research that affects our everyday lives.

Our researchers were joined by people who have dealt with Type 1 Diabetes all of their lives and understand the struggle patients experience. Guests were given tips and tricks on how to stay active and healthy as well as the opportunity to get an insight into new treatment developments for Type 1 Diabetes.

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The Art of Medicine: The Empathy Exams

We had a full house as New York Times acclaimed author Leslie Jamison visited St George's, University of London to discuss her new book and work as an actor teaching medical students empathy.

Leslie visited St George's on the back of a tour of her new book The Empathy Exams, which has received high praise both in the US and the UK. The book has been described as "A heady and unsparing examination of pain and how it allows us to understand others, and ourselves" and Leslie demonstrated her shrewd critical perspective as she discussed the importance of engendering empathy in future healthcare professionals.

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Spotlight on Science: Resisting the Antibiotic Apocalypse

On Thursday 3 July 2014 we imagined a world without antibiotics, where basic operations and common infections become a major threat to humanity and welcomed the public in to find out more about our antibiotic research.

Wendy Lawson, of the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Antibiotic Action, was one of the speakers and she described the current state of antibiotics.Academics from St George's, Professor Jodi Lindsay and Dr Tim Planche and Professor Philip Butcher also gave their expert opinions.Prof Lindsay discussed the future of the bacterial infection while Professor Philip Butcher spoke about tuberculosis (TB) and how London now has the highest level of TB infections in Europe.Dr Tim Planche gave a valuable insight from a clinician's perspective on the waning effectiveness of antibiotics.The Infection Control team from St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust joined the event and demonstrated proper hand-washing techniques to attendees, who also got the opportunity to chat with our researchers and use some of the equipment from our labs.

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The Art of Medicine: Eternal Art of the Simulated Mind

Our series 'The Art of Medicine' continued on Wednesday 16 April at 6pm with 'Eternal Art of the Simulated Mind'. Artist Alban Low and senior lecturer Harvey Wells of St George's, University of London and Kingston University presented their exciting new art exhibition and award-winning short films, working with health students and patients.

The work is based on mental health nursing students and their clinical simulations as part of their St George's, University of London and Kingston University training. The work presents fascinating insight into how art and healthcare can work together to help patients and professionals. This was a free public event, open to all and part of our series that aims to highlight how art, the humanities, science and medicine work together and emphasise the importance of varied perspectives for healthcare professionals.To find out more about the artist and view the films showcased please visit albanlow.co.uk

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Spotlight on Science: Preventing Sudden Death in Sport

Former England rugby player Lee Mears lent his support to a successful event examining the issue of sudden death in sport.

Cardiac specialist Professor Sanjay Sharma gave a talk explaining the work that cardiologists are doing to prevent sudden death in sport. He spoke on the issues facing athletes and practitioners and showed striking footage of how treatment can be used to save lives.Lee, who retired in 2013 after being diagnosed with a heart condition, spoke about his own experiences of dealing with his diagnosis and working with Sanjay to aid his recovery. He had an out-standing career in professional rugby, with 201 caps for club Bath, 42 for England and four for the British and Irish Lions.They were joined by Dr Steve Cox, deputy chief executive and director of screening at the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), who spoke about the screening for heart problems. He also gave practical advice to those concerned about the issue. Former professional footballer Tobi Alabi was also in attendance and was happy to speak about his own experience with heart issues and sign autographs for Millwall fans.

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The Art of Medicine: Self-portrait without breasts

On Monday 25 November 2013 St George's, University of London was proud to launch a new 'The Art of Medicine' series which aims to draw out the myriad connections between medicine, science and the arts.

'The Art of Medicine: Self-Portrait without Breasts’ presented poet Clare Best’s personal journey through preventive double mastectomy, supported by clinical oncologist Dr James Mackay from University College London.

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The St George's, University of London Human Library

As part of the St George's Healthcare Trust and St George's, University of London Community Open Day, members of the public were given a chance to chat with some of our world-renowned experts who posed as 'books'.

A team of researchers, consultants, lecturers and students played the role of 'books' and discussed various aspects of their work and life at St George's, University of London.

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Spotlight on Science: World Rabies Day 2013

We welcomed the public to our third Spotlight on Science event, 'World Rabies Day', providing an insight into our ground-breaking rabies research.

Speakers at the event included; Julian Ma, professor of molecular immunology at St George’s University; Dr Waranyoo Phoolcharoen; Dr Ashley Banyard, research scientist at Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) researchers from the University of Cambridge and Dr Phuchphob Mongkolnavin of the Thai embassy. Dr Phuchphob spoke about his experience of fighting the rabies epidemic in Thailand.

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Spotlight on Science: World Malaria Day 2013

World Malaria Day 2013 at St George’s aimed to give local people, including schoolchildren, the chance to learn about the battle against malaria being waged in the heart of their community.

The event was the first in the St George's, University of London 'Spotlight on science' series, a programme that demonstrates to the public how St George’s scientists are tackling major scientific issues.

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