Seminars and Events

Current Seminars

Aim:To provide a forum for departmental staff to share and learn about current research developments.


  • To provide an opportunity for speakers (internal and external) to  present work to the department.
  • To provide a space for staff to present research work in progress.
  • To generate and facilitate discussion and sharing of ideas about research substantive topics and methodologies.
  • To critique and develop research in an informal and supportive environment.

Timetable for 2016/2017 Seminars

Date Unit Responsible Title Day
21st November 2016 BRHS Physical activity: patterns and promotion across the lifespan Monday
16th January 2017 Infection TBC Monday 
16th February 2017  PhD Upgrade TBC  Thursday 
March 2017  PhD Upgrade TBC  Thursday 
24th April 2017  Clinical Epidemiology and Electronic Health Records Research TBC  Monday
18th May 2017  External speaker NoCLoR. Title TBC Thursday
19th June 2017  Health Improvement  TBC Monday
17th July 2017  E-Health  TBC Monday 
21st September 2017  Teaching  TBC Thursday 
16th October 2017  Mental Health  TBC Monday 
20th November 2017  BRHS  TBC Thursday 
14th December 2017  CAPS  TBC Monday 

PRIMENT Seminars

PhD Upgrade Seminars

Date & Time: Monday 12th December

Title: Utilisation of routinely collected healthcare data to define disease burden and optimal treatment patterns within the international healthcare settings.

Speaker: Sajan Khosla

Venue: Tutorial Room 11, ground floor, Royal Free

Abstract: Routinely collected healthcare data is a term used widely to describe data collected by a healthcare system either for an administrative or clinical surveillance of healthcare. These data show large promise for reuse for clinical research, with the potential to highlight real world observations that occur in natural clinical practice.

This PhD primary focuses its attention on the types of data that are routinely collected and highlights some of the benefits and weaknesses of these different data types, with a focus of how these data have been used to influence a change in clinical practice. The domains of focus have been on ethics and governance, confidentiality, patient awareness and engagement and linkage of data. The important of the reuse of these data for clinical research has been identified as a focus by the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA). [1] Regulators, industry bodies and academic organisations are actively engaged with the providers of data to understand how these data can be leveraged to guide the approval and use of new treatments. [2]

This presentation will also cover the applied use of these data to understand how routinely collected health records can be used to gain better insight into disease progression within Type II Diabetes (T2DM) patients. The analysis aims to build on knowledge published in academic literature by investigating well characterised risk factors for micro and macrovascular risk in T2DM patients and adds to this knowledge by investigating which commonly recorded laboratory tests have the ability to enhance these risk factors. I will be presenting some preliminary outputs from the initial descriptive analyses of the T2DM cohort.

GP Tutors Annual Conference 2017

"The Mind in Medical Education"

Date:   Friday 17th March 2017

Venue: The Atrium, Royal Free Hospital, London NW3 2PF

For queries please contact Carol Lynch

Registration is now open

See the full conference page for more information

Previous Seminars

Timetable for 2015/2016 Seminars

Date Unit Responsible Title Day
17th September 2015 E-Health Alcohol Help Centre and Check Your Drinking: Can they reduce hazardous drinking in the UK? Thursday
19th October 2015 Teaching Undergraduate Medical Education in Israel. The views of an international Review Team Monday
29th October 2015 Central Services  Introduction to Information Governance Services Thursday
19th November 2015 CAPS Developing a complex behaviour change intervention for older people using 'co-design' methods: the experiences of the HomeHealth study Thursday
8th January 2016 Priment Increased mortality associated with weekend hospital admission: a case for expanded seven day services? An analysis of 2013/14 data Friday
14th January 2016  Royal Free R&D  Overview of HRA changes to research approvals Thursday 
21st January 2016  Madingley dry run  TBC  Thursday 
15th February 2016 BRHS Physical activity in the elderly: new findings from the British Regional Heart Study Monday
17th March 2016 Methodology Patient and public involvement in health research Thursday
18th April 2016 Mental Health How can we encourage more smokers to seek help? The start2quit randomised trial Monday
19th May 2016 ISL Exploring the Regulatory Impact of Medical Revalidation in the United Kingdom - Findings from a Profession Wide Survey Thursday
21st June 2016 E-Health HeLP Diabetes Tuesday 
19th July 2016  External speaker  The challenges of developing and implementing effective family medicine in the occupied Palestinian territories Tuesday 
26th July 2016  E-Health  I-DECIDE Tuesday 
19th September 2016  Teaching  Patient and public engagement in UK medical education (or the rocky road to a Doctorate in Education) Monday 
20th October 2016  CAPS  The aftermath of the Liverpool Care Pathway - developing heuristics (rules-of-thumb) for practitioners making end of life decisions for people with dementia Thursday 

Page last modified on 03 nov 15 12:01 by Corinne Ward