Seminars and Events
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 2015/2016 Seminars
|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||TBC||Thursday|
|18th April 2016||Mental Health||TBC||Monday|
|19th May 2016||ISL||TBC||Thursday|
|20th June 2016||E-Health||TBC||Monday|
|19th July 2016||E-Health||International development of family medicine in Palestine||Tuesday|
|21st July 2016||Teaching||TBC||Thursday|
|19th September 2016||CAPS||TBC||Monday|
|20th October 2016||Mental Health||TBC||Thursday|
|21st November 2016||BRHS||TBC||Monday|
Date & Time: Friday 5th February, 12:30 - 14:00
Title: Determining the effectiveness of gliptin therapy for type 2 diabetes mellitus using "real world" primary care data
Speaker: Manuj Sharma
Venue: Seminar rooms 1 & 2, PCPH
Abstract: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is a growing public health burden and its pharmacological treatment is becoming increasingly complex due to multiple treatment options now available to help manage the disease. Several novel treatments have emerged such as gliptins that have shown promise in term of glycaemic and weight control. However, many lack significant efficacy data with respect to reducing long-term complications of diabetes as well as data from more high risk population groups. Gliptin therapy, in particular, has been licensed since 2006 and its use has been reported to be increasing in the UK, hence the need for this data is more urgent. In this project, I aim to explore the effectiveness of gliptins in a "real world population" and to ultimately focus my analysis on outcomes not as well explored in clinical trials. All data used will be from electronic healthcare records in The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database.
Date & Time: Tuesday 16th February, 12:30 - 14:30
Title: Epidemiological investigation of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and its potential implications to public health system in the UK
Speaker: Christina Ding Tao
Venue: Seminar room 2, PCPH **due to room size restrictions, this event will be limited to 20 places only. First come, first served basis and the catering order will be based on those numbers**
Abstract: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a heterogeneous endocrine disorder affecting millions of women worldwide and is observed to associate with a great number of reproductive, metabolic and dermatological diseases. Consequently, women with PCOS are likely to need a variety of treatments tailored for different aspects of the condition and the economic burden of PCOS in the UK is potentially significant. However, limited data are available on the diagnosis and management of this condition. The aim of this project is to investigate the epidemiology of PCOS for the population in the UK and then establish the economic burden that PCOS population represents for our country. We consider a combination of data from a literature review and The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database.
This presentation will introduce the topic area for the PhD, describe the completed work and future plans for the remainder of the PhD.
Date & Time: Monday 21st March, 12:30 - 14:30
Title: The economics of providing health care in prison
Speaker: Rachael Hunter
Venue: Seminar room 1, PCPH **due to room size restrictions, this event will be limited to 20 places only. First come, first served basis and the catering order will be based on those numbers**
Abstract: There is significant health inequality in prisons compared to the general population and higher mortality rates than their non-incarcerated peers. Delivering health care to this population presents the health and criminal justice system with challenges, both in terms of logistics as well as the significant resources required to meet the needs of this population.
There has been some research into the relationship between health and prison in regards to health problems associated with criminal behaviours and incarcerated populations, but less is known about the economics. Health care costs in prisons are growing at a faster rate than any other correctional cost, partially due to an aging prison population and increased demand for services. As a result the number of economic evaluations of health related interventions in prisons has increased significantly over the past decade to try to determine how to meet the needs of this complex group with the limited resources available.
This talk will look at what is currently known about the costs and consequences of delivering health care in prisons, the quality of current evidence and what needs to be done next.
"Promoting General Practice"
Date: Friday 15th April 2016
Venue: The Atrium, Royal Free Hospital, London NW3 2PF.
For any queries please contact Carol Lynch
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