Our five most popular talks for 2019



Don’t miss out on your chance to catch up on our most watched videos from 2019.

We film talks at our events from early career researchers, grant awardees and Fellows, as well as explainers for our policy reports and key projects.

Here, you can catch up on five of our most watched videos for 2019, then head to our YouTube channel to discover more.

  1. Work-life balance as a doctor and researcher | Dr Sarah Alderson

Dr Sarah Alderson is a GP and medical researcher in Yorkshire who is also a knitting and crochet designer. She is SUSTAIN participant and has a Starter Grant from the Academy. Here, Sarah explains how she rediscovered her passion for doing crafts, and how part-time working helps her find her work-life balance.

  1. Assessing NHS guidelines for head injury | Dr Carl Marincowitz

There are over 1.4 million attendances to emergency departments in the UK following head trauma every year, and around 1% of patients have life-threatening injuries. Here, you can see Dr Marincowitz speaking at the Clinical Academics in Training Annual Conference (CATAC) in 2018 about his research, which uses statistical analysis to assess the effectiveness of guidelines for the management of head injury in NHS emergency departments.

  1. Transforming healthcare with medical technology | Dr Omar Ishrak

Here, Dr Omar Ishrak talks about the history of Medtronic, the largest medical device company in the world, at our FORUM Annual Lecture. He explains its approach to medtech, the importance of patient-centric care, and how companies and innovators should be rewarded for positive patient outcomes rather than just service delivery.

  1. Corruption in global health: the open secret | Professor Patricia J. García

At this year’s International Health Lecture Professor García, former Minister of Health for Peru, talks about corruption in global health. She emphasises that this is a phenomenon which undermines our efforts in the health sector, and has an enormous human and financial cost.

  1. Modafinil benefits for depression | Dr Muzaffer Kaser

Some of the most persistent issues for patients with depression are cognitive problems such as concentration and decision-making. Dr Muzaffer Kaser talks about the use of the drug modafinil to help improve decision-making in these patients. He has a Starter Grant from AMS, and won the runner up post-doctoral plenary prize at our CATAC meeting in 2018.

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