University of Leicester Lecture to examine ‘profound’ impact of current global trends on future health and medical care

Posted by ew205 at Oct 06, 2017 12:15 PM |
Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health Professor Chris Whitty will deliver 'How health in the U.K. will change over the next 20 years; the good and the bad' on 23 October

The University of Leicester’s prestigious Frank May Clinical Sciences Lecture series will feature the forthcoming lecture 'How health in the U.K. will change over the next 20 years; the good and the bad' on 23 October.

The free public talk will be delivered by Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health.

Professor Whitty’s lecture will discuss predicted major shifts in health, medicine and diseases in the UK, Europe and the wider world for the next two decades.

He will analyse the profound effect that scientific advances, changes in population structure and global trends could have on health and medical care over the next 20 years, specifically considering the implications of national and global trends on the UK.

The lecture is a part of the Frank May Clinical Lecture series, which was established in the early nineties. Lectures are typically delivered biennially by a national or international figure in the field of medicine.

Subject matter has ranged from major genetic studies, molecular cell biology and cancer, nystagmus, fibrosis to diabetes and obesity.

The lecture will be held at 5.30pm in the University of Leicester’s Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre in the Henry Wellcome Building.

Professor Andrew Fry, Director of Research for the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology, said: “The Frank May Clinical Sciences Lecture is one of the highlights of the University year. Through the kind generosity of Frank and Katherine May, Leicester has been able to use this prestigious lecture series to host some of the most eminent and influential scientific leaders in the country.

“This year we are truly honoured to welcome Professor Chris Whitty, the Chief Scientific Advisor to the Department of Health, to Leicester to give this lecture. We very much look forward to hearing his views on the changing nature of health in the UK, as well as discussing the contribution that Leicester can make to the major challenges that lie ahead."

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