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Future challenges and opportunities for biomedicine in Scotland

Invite-only Fellows' event, 15.30-21.00, Wednesday 27 March 2024

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Join us for our networking and learning event, 'Future challenges and opportunities for biomedicine in Scotland', on Wednesday 27 March 2024 at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.

The event will be an opportunity to hear more about the Academy’s activities in Scotland, connect with local Fellows, discuss recent research projects, and foster new collaborations.

Our hosts will be Professor Tim Aitman FMedSci, Academy Regional Champion for Scotland, and Professor Linda Bauld OBE FMedSci, Chief Social Policy Adviser of the Scottish Government.

Academy Registrar Professor David Adams FMedSci will be delivering the opening address, and the closing address will be delivered by Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak DBE FMedSci, the Chief Scientist for Health of the Scottish government. Our Q&A will be chaired by Professor Julie Fitzpatrick OBE, Scientific Director of the Moredun Research Institute and Chief Scientist Scottish Government.

The meeting will take place from 15.30 to 18.15, followed by a reception and dinner for those able to stay on.


15.30 - 16.00 – Arrival and refreshments

16.00 - 18.15 – Opening address, presentations, Q&A and closing address

18.15 - 19.00 – Drinks reception (Fully booked)

19.00 - 21.00 – Dinner (Fully booked)


Professor Kenneth Baillie FMedSci, Professor of Experimental Medicine, University of Edinburgh: “Exascale functional genomics - transformative opportunities for Scottish industry”

Professor Naveed Sattar FMedSci, Professor of Metabolic Medicine, University of Glasgow: “Challenges and opportunities for management of obesity in Scotland”

Professor Jan Clarkson FMedSci, Professor of Clinical Effectiveness and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry, University of Dundee: "Time to put the mouth back in the body - opportunities for Scotland”

Professor Iain McInnes CBE FMedSci, Muirhead Professor of Medicine and Versus Arthritis Professor of Rheumatology and Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow: “Scottish Translational Medicine – unleashing the power of partnership?”


Please note: Drinks and dinner are now fully booked. Registration is now only avilable for the presentations.

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