The Academy hosted the first Daniel Turnberg Travel Fellowship Scheme Alumni Conference in Cyprus last month. Running from 9-11 November 2016 at the Hilton Cyprus, Nicosia the event gave beneficiaries a unique opportunity to meet and network with each other.
The conference, chaired by Lord Turnberg of Cheadle FMedSci, brought together over 80 of the 192 alumni from the UK and Middle East, including Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories. Sixty alumni presented their science at the conference through the oral plenary and poster sessions and Sir Keith Peters FRS FMedSci FLSW gave the keynote talk. A wonderfully diverse array of science was presented from across the translational research spectrum by both clinical and basic biomedical scientists. Topics covered ranged from solar powered brain implants, impact of oxygen on circadian rhythm and prevalence of waterpipe tobacco use in the Eastern Mediterranean to name but a few highlights.
Feedback has been excellent, both on the value of the scheme and the conference itself. As well as supporting scientific endeavour, the conference made a contribution to developing understanding between people from different countries and cultures, and, in addition, introduced people from the same countries and institutions, who are now interested in working together in the future.
The conference was supported by the Daniel Turnberg Memorial Fund and we thank all the generous donors who have contributed to it over the years.
Photos of the event can be viewed by clicking here: Turnberg Conference photos.
For a full list of abstracts please download the Programme from the top right of this page.