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UCL School of Pharmacy hosts ULLA Summer School

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ULLA Summer School

Visitors from across Europe joined us recently for the 11th ULLA Summer School, which took place from the 7th July to the 13th July. About 180 students as well as staff members from across the ULLA consortium met for a week of opportunities for training in the diverse fields of pharmacy, including pharmaceutics, pharmacology, pharmacognosy/natural product research, microbiology, biochemistry, medicinal chemistry and pharmacy practice. It also offered a wide range of opportunities for postgraduate training through a total of 32 specific courses.  Opportunities for networking with experienced colleagues in the pharmaceutical sector (the major pharmaceutical companies, regulatory bodies, SMEs) were a core part of the event, which proved to be very successful with our visiting students. The event provided excellent opportunities for networking and provided a forum for debate about new medicines, how they can be developed and how they can be used in clinical and community practice.

Symposium at Kew: Can medicine be your food?

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Herbal medicines are important in the UK, either alone or in addition to conventional treatment, which presents difficulties for the conventionally-trained pharmacist, doctor, nurse, dentist, and other health care professionals. These pharmacologically active products are often used concomitantly with other medicines.

Professor Peter Taylor to deliver UCL Lunch Hour Lecture on antibiotics

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Antibiotics are among the most beneficial drugs ever introduced into clinical practice. However, eighty years on from the discovery of penicillin, the overuse and abuse of antibiotics have led to the evolution of multidrug-resistant pathogens, increasingly responsible for severe infections in our hospitals and communities. New ways of thinking about bacterial infections and their control may provide society with the means to face up to these urgent threats.

UCL School of Pharmacy welcomes Shenyang Pharmaceutical University

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Shenyang Pharmaceutical University group July 2013

 The UCL School of Pharmacy welcomed a group of students from Shenyang Pharmaceutical University (SPU), one of the top pharmaceutical universities in China, on 19th July 2013. There were 16 students, led by Yanfeng Wang (Dean of Party and Executive Office, SPU). A series of welcome and introductory speeches were given by Prof Duncan Craig (Director, UCL School of Pharmacy), Dr Mike Munday (Academic Director of Studies) and Julie Rolls (International Liaison & Recruitment Manager, UCL International Office). A lunch session was also organised for students from both universities to exchange study experience and research ideas. The visit not only provided a good opportunity for SPU students to see the UCL School of Pharmacy and to meet staff and students, but it also enabled the two universities to discuss future collaborations. 

UCL School of Pharmacy hosts event to shape drug therapy for older patients

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Older patients drug therapy workshop

The average life expectancy has increased in recent years but this now brings a new set of priorities for the patient, for the doctor and for the researcher. It is important for the patient/carer to be represented at different stages of the research process. They should also be able to get involved in identifying research that is important and relevant.

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