AMSlive launch at the 2018 Helix Group Reception

17.30, Wednesday 17 October 2018

The Academy Of Medical Sciences, London

41 Portland Place,

We are delighted to confirm that the 2018 Helix Group Reception will be held on the evening of Wednesday 17 October at the Academy.

In honour of the Academy’s 20th anniversary, this year the reception will be the exclusive launch of AMSlive, where outstanding researchers share their work through short talks about their big ideas.

This exclusive launch event will take place on the evening of Wednesday 17 October, filmed in front of a live audience of Academy friends and supporters. The evening will be hosted by Clive Cookson, Science Editor at the Financial Times.

Our five speakers for the evening include Academy Fellows and grant awardees who will give short, powerful talks on their research, followed by a panel discussion and drinks reception. The programme includes the following talks:

Professor Trisha Greenhalgh OBE FMedSci, Professor of Primary Health Care Services, University of Oxford - "How can we make technology work for us in healthcare?"

Professor Kairbaan Hodivala-Dilke FMedSci, Professor of Angiogenesis, Deputy Director of Barts Cancer Institute, QMUL -  "Sophie's child and my cancer research"

Dr Mohammed Jawad, Public Health Policy and Evaluation Research Postgraduate, Imperial College London, Daniel Turnberg Travel Fellowship awardee - "Changing how we think about war and health"

Professor Sir Robert Lechler PMedSci, Vice-Principal (Health), King’s College London and President of the Academy of Medical Sciences - "The future of organ transplants"

Dr Helena Lee, Academic Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology, University of Southampton, Starter Grant holder and SUSTAIN participant - "Improving eye development for children with albinism"

The agenda for the evening is as follows:

17.30 – Arrival and registration
18.00 – Talks
19.45 – Drinks and canapé reception
21.00 – Event close

This event is by invitation only. For more information contact

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