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FORUM 2017 Annual Lecture

15.00, Wednesday 06 September 2017

British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace London

London, SW1Y 5AH

On Wednesday 6 September 2017, the Academy hosted its 15th FORUM Annual Lecture on 'The mind-body interface'.

The keynote, titled 'Molecular mechanisms in bioelectronic medicine' was given by Professor Kevin Tracey, President and CEO, The US Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, followed by a panel discussion chaired by Professor Sir Robert Lechler PMedSci, with distinguished guests which included:

  • Professor Ed Bullmore FMedSci, Vice-President Immunopsychiatry, GlaxoSmithKline, and Head of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Matthew Hotopf FMedSci, Professor of General Hospital Psychiatry, King's College London
  • Professor Brenda Penninx, Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam
  • Melissa Smith, Ophthalmology nurse and service user, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

The Annual Lecture was held at the British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, St. James's, London SW1Y 5AH and was followed by a networking drinks reception. You can follow the event on our twitter page and can contribute using the hashtag #FORUM2017.

The Annual Lecture was livestreamed for those who were unable to attend. Video recordings of the lecture and subsequent panel discussion are available on the Academy's YouTube channel, and a summary report has now been published and can be found to the right of this page.

Thank you to all of those who attended the event. If you'd like to find out more about the FORUM programme, please contact


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