From despair to hope: The past, present and future of HIV medicine
Inaugural lecture from Professor Jaime Vera
HIV remains a major global health challenge, but significant progress has been made in its management.
Professor Vera share dinsights from his research on HIV prevention, ageing, brain health, and therapeutics to illustrate the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in HIV research, and discuss actions that might be needed to eliminate HIV while improving the quality of life of those living with HIV.
Surgery: Time for an inclusive and sustainable future?
Inaugural lecture from Professor Mood Bhutta
BSMS20 officially kicked off with Prof Mood Bhutta’s inaugural lecture ‘Surgery: Time for an inclusive and sustainable future?’
In the first part of his talk, Prof Bhutta highlighted the hundreds of millions who live with a perforated eardrum. In the second part, he explored how a linear economy for products used in surgery, sourced through global value chains, has propagated labour abuse and environmental degradation.
Touching a raw nerve: Controversies in the field of chronic pain
Inaugural lecture from Professor Andrew Dilley
Chronic pain remains a clinical enigma. Why do some patients describe debilitating pain that is life changing, yet with no obvious cause?
Professor Andrew Dilley took us on a journey as he tried to unravel the complexities of chronic musculoskeletal pain. He explored how inflammation can drive changes in our peripheral nerves that contribute to symptoms, and how these changes may be common to a plethora of painful conditions.
Individualising chaos: Prescribing drugs in high stakes environments
Inaugural lecture from Professor Barbara Philips
The Silent Teacher: Lessons from Dissection
Inaugural lecture from Professor Claire F Smith
How psycho-oncology research helps patients with cancer
Making dreams a reality: Eliminating Hepatitus C Virus and Improviing Sympton Burden in Cirrhosis
How to reinvent primary care from the bottom up: engaging communities
Epidemiology - the art and science of reducing cancer risk and promoting health and wellbeing
Inaugural lecture with Prof Anjum Memon
A tail of (RNA) degradation: managing the OFF switch
Inaugural lecture from Professor Sarah Newbury
Development of an organism from egg to adult requires sets of genes to be switched on and off at particular times and in the correct order. If genes are not switched off when necessary, cells can continue to multiply in an uncontrolled way leading to cancer. Gene regulation is also crucial in controlling the balance between renewal of stem cells and pathways to cell specialisation which are required to form the particular cells and tissues in the body. Since stem cells have a vast potential in regenerative medicine for the replacement of defective tissue, the understanding of gene control is crucial for harnessing the potential of these cells. Therefore studying the mechanisms whereby genes are switched off (as well as on) is vitally important for providing basic knowledge that has potential to lead to novel therapeutics.
Infection in Modern Medicine