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Coronavirus updates for 41 Portland Place

Following careful consideration of government advice on the evolving coronavirus epidemic we are severely limiting activities at, and access to, the Academy headquarters building at this time. Our venue team at

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President's response to the Budget

Following the Chancellor's Budget speech, Professor Sir Robert Lechler PMedSci, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences, said: “In the face of the global challenge posed by COVID-19, I’m delighted that today’s Budget shows that this Government...

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Learning to lead in eye health research

Professor Alastair Denniston is a FLIER participant, consultant ophthalmologist at University Hospitals Birmingham and honorary professor at the University of Birmingham. He is the Director of INSIGHT, a national hub for the use of large-scale data in eye health research.

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