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

Posted by dmrbp1 at Dec 06, 2016 01:45 PM |
Part of the Frank May Clinical Sciences Lecture Series

Monday 23 October 2017

The Frank May Clinical Sciences Lecture - further information

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

To be given by Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health

To be held at 5.30pm in the Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre in the Henry Wellcome Building

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.

Biography:

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.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-health-in-the-uk-will-change-over-the-next-20-years-the-good-and-the-bad-tickets-34316180620

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University of Leicester
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