'How health in the U.K. will change over the next 20 years; the good and the bad'

'How health in the U.K. will change over the next 20 years; the good and the bad'

Series Name The Frank May Clinical Sciences Lecture 2017
Speaker Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Scientific Adviser for Dept. of Health
Type Lectures & Talks
When 23 Oct 2017, 05:30PM - 06:30PM
Venue Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome Building
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact Danielle Benyon-Payne, dmrbp1@le.ac.uk; 0116 258 5278

Synopsis: The next two decades will see major shifts in health, medicine and diseases in the UK, Europe and the wider world. Demography and changes in the relative importance of diseases including cardiovascular diseases (heart disease and stroke), cancer and infectious diseases will all play a role. Scientific advances, changes in population structure and global trends are largely predicable over the next 2 decades. Their effects on both health and medical care in the next 20 years will be profound. This lecture will consider the implications for the UK of these national and global trends.

Bio: Prof Christopher Whitty is Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department of Health and leads the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the UK's largest funder of medical research. He is also Professor of Public and International Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Consultant Physician in acute medicine and infectious diseases at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and visiting Gresham Professor of Public Health at Gresham College.

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