UCL Research Domains

Events

The events listed here are generally aimed at staff and students from the UCL Research Domains community, although a limited number of events are open to the public. For queries about a specific event, please contact the organiser for full details. 

5 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Hospital Episode Statistics

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Hospital Episode Statistics are probably the largest but also one of most complex sources of data about healthcare activity. They have been used by researchers to answer the widest possible range of questions about health and healthcare services. This course will focus on the practical difficulties of doing research using hospital episode statistics. You will learn how HES data are structured and coded, how to clean HES data, how to link episodes and create analysable files. You will learn from HES researchers about the strengths and weaknesses of the data, about common sources of errors, what ethical and legal obligations govern the use of the data and how the data can be linked with other datasets to answer new and different questions. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

5 March, 2015 - How to get a good influenza vaccine?

Time: 18:00:00 -

An event from the Infection & Immunity PostGradClub. Speaker: John McCauley, MRC National institute for Medical Research The UCL PostGradClub is a forum to allow students and postdocs to hear from and meet a broad range of speakers. The committee is made up of PhD students registered in the UCL Division of Infection and Immunity but is open to all. The club places an emphasis on providing insight into a broad range of topics and fields to inform people about future career options, especially those that lab scientists might be less aware of. There will be food and drinks after the talk so you can ask questions and meet the speaker as well as fellow students and staff.

Location: Cruciform Café , Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

6 March, 2015 - Ear Institute Seminar Series: Prior information effects on sensing elapsed time to target

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

Speaker information: Alessandro Tavano, Leipzig. Host: UCL Ear Institute.

Location: Seminar Room, UCL Ear Institute, 332 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8EE

Contact: Dr Roland Schaette

Email: r.schaette@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

6 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Phenotyping Linked Primary and Secondary Care EHR Data

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Primary and Secondary care records are increasingly being linked for use in research. These data, however are collected as part of routine care or for administrative purposes and a significant amount of work is required to build robust and accurate definitions of clinical concepts that can used to identify cases for further study. Through this practical course, you will become familiar with two contemporary primary and secondary data sources (CPRD and HES), learn what types of EHR data are collected and the different ways in which data are recorded. By the end, you will understand how to combine linked EHR data sources to define disease cases. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 March, 2015 - A scientific portrait of old age

Time: 15:30:00 - 17:00:00

Join us for an afternoon of conversation on what science can tell us about why we age, the factors that influence our lifespan, and how the demographic changes that come with longevity will transform society. With 2009 Nobel Laureate Professor Elizabeth Blackburn (University of California, San Francisco), Baroness Sally Greengross (President, International Longevity Centre-UK) and Professor Sophie Scott, (Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London). Event 15:30 – 17:00 Reception 17:00 – 18:00

Location: Henry Wellcome Auditorium, Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE

Contact: Aarathi Prasad

Email: a.prasad@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)75071 95665

9 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses - National Registries: from Audit to Research

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The national cardiovascular registries held by the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research (NICOR) are a resource without parallel anywhere else in the world. This one day course will explore the value of this data for research into cardiovascular outcomes at national, hospital and individual practitioner level. It will explore how linking registries with other datasets enriches and extends resource with huge potential for low cost high volume clinical trials. The course will be of interest to academics and clinicians using national audit data for research, students of epidemiology, computer science or public health and anyone with an interest in electronic health records or big data. Confirmed Speakers: Professor Harry Hemingway, UCL. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 March, 2015 - Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar: Competition and cooperation in social interactions

Time: 16:00:00 - 17:00:00

Speaker information: Erin Heerey, School of Psychology, Bangor University. Host: Antonia Hamilton

Location: Basement seminar room (B10), Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17 Queen Square, London,

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164

9 March, 2015 - Institute of Movement Neuroscience (IMN) Series - Enhancing neuroplasticity induction in human cortex – from observing actions to sleep rhythms

Time: 12:30:00 -

Speaker information: Dr Martin Sale (Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland, Australia). Host: Institute of Movement Neuroscience, John Rothwell.

Location: FIL, 4th Floor Seminar Room, 12 Queens Square, , London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Dr Alexander Kraskov

Email: a.kraskov@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 March, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Title TBC

Time: 13:00:00 -

Speaker: Professor Catherine Hawrylowicz, Division of Asthma, Allergy and Lung Biology, King's College London. Host: Prof Arne Akbar (a.akbar@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

Location: Pearson (North East Entrance) LT, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 March, 2015 - ALS Seminar Series: Common and distinct roles of mutant TDP-43 and Fus/TLS in motor neuron disease

Time: 12:00:00 - 13:00:00

Speaker information: Majid Hafezparast, University of Sussex. Host: Bernadett Kalmar. Series run by the Greensmith and Fisher Laboratories.

Location: 2nd Floor Seminar Room, UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House Queen Square , London,

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Hospital Patient Records for Audit and Research

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A one day introduction for clinicians and researchers interested in using data from hospital patient records for audit or research. What are the opportunities and challenges in using hospital electronic patient records for research? Why is there no hospital equivalent of primary care research databases such as CPRD? Why is hospital data so hard for researchers to access? When do I need permission? Who needs consent? We will showcase interesting examples and outline ways to improve the research-readiness of hospital data. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 March, 2015 - Increasing public health with reducing budgets: How evidence can help

Time: 09:45:00 - 16:00:00

This one-day conference, organised by the Local Government Association in collaboration with NICE and the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change, will look at how evidence can support decision-making in public health to help local authorities meet the challenge of providing for public health within limited budgets. In the current climate of limited resources in local government, it is more important than ever to spend wisely on public health provision. Without investment in public health now, there is the danger of increasing pressure on services and rising health inequalities in the coming years. Identifying and understanding what has been effective elsewhere can help with planning and provision to meet local needs and priorities.

Location: Local Government House , Smith Square , London, SW1P 3HZ

Contact: Events

Email: events@local.gov.uk

Phone: Please email

10 March, 2015 - London's railway stations - benefits or unintended consequences for commuters?

Time: 17:00:00 - 18:00:00

Organised by UCL Geography

The Frank Carter Lecture is an annual lecture in UCL Geography, established in memory of a popular former colleague, Professor Frank Carter. This year’s Lecture will be given by Professor John Thornes, a well-known climatologist, and former member of the UCLGeography staff, with interests ranging from the prediction of freezing roads and urban air pollution to the representation of clouds by the artist John Constable. John will examine the under-reported pollution created by railways, especially diesel trains, in London and other UK cities, and also by the London Underground.

Location: H O Schild Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Professor Peter Wood

Email: peter.wood@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 0587

10 March, 2015 - Lunch Hour Lecture: How can we improve growth of small babies before birth?

Time: 13:15:00 - 13:55:00

The failure of a baby to grow normally in the womb is a common pregnancy complication. Every year, it affects up to 70,000 UK pregnancies. Yet there is no treatment. Marking International Women’s Day, Dr David will discuss her work developing a therapy to improve the growth of small babies before birth.

Location: Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, access via Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Events Team

Email: events@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 3841

10 March, 2015 - Queen Square MS Centre Seminar Series 2015 - Interplay between the cerebellum and temporal cortex in action observation

Time: 13:00:00 -

Speaker: Dr Arseny A. Sokolov, Département des Neurosciences Cliniques, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland

Location: Gilliatt Lecture Theatre, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Tina Holmes

Email: millerpa@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 March, 2015 - UCL Women: Guest Lecture

Time: 17:30:00 - 19:00:00

UCL Women, to celebrate International Women's Day, are delighted to invite you to a lecture by Professor Elizabeth Blackburn, University of California, San Francisco, 2009 Nobel Laureate. Professor Blackburn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her ground breaking work on telomerase and telomeres. Telomeres keep the ends of chromosomes intact and slowly shorten with age. Professor Blackburn's lecture is entitled 'Telomeres - Telling Tails'. This will be followed by a discussion about A Life in Science with the broadcaster and member of UCL Council, Vivienne Parry OBE. Please join us afterwards at a reception in the North Cloisters from 7.00pm - 8.00pm. UCL Women is a grassroots networking and social organization for academic staff in STEM at UCL

Location: Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: UCL Women

Email: info@uclwomen.org

Phone: Please email

11 March, 2015 - Art and the salt marsh

Time: 18:00:00 - 19:30:00

The contribution of art to partnership working and habitat management. Simon Read is an artist who for a great many years he enjoyed considerable success working through a museum and gallery context, developing an expanded interpretation of photography, but has increasingly found that this does not allow the scope to interact with other disciplines and in other arenas. This has led him to foster projects on a collaborative basis where the outcome might range from a public commission for an architectural site to consultancy. More recently he has immersed himself in the environmental debate where other kinds of collaboration on an interdisciplinary level are vital. This is an opportune moment to review what has been achieved in salt marsh conservation through scientific research and community partnership, share lessons learned and continue to work towards understanding and realizing equilibrium in our coastal environment through well informed low-key interventions.

Location: Lecture Theatre G6, UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31–34 Gordon Square, London, WC1

Contact: Adam Guy

Email: adam.guy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 8855

11 March, 2015 - Basal Ganglia Club Meeting

Time: 16:00:00 - 17:30:00

Speakers: Professor John Rothwell, Advances in neurophysiology of movement disorders. Dr Marie-Helene Marion, Henry Meige and his understanding of dystonia over the years.

Location: Wolfson Lecture Theatre, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Dr Anna Sadnicka

Email: a.sadnicka@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please phone

11 March, 2015 - Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience speaker programme: Title TBC

Time: 16:30:00 - 17:30:00

Speaker information: Dr Jenny Crinion

Location: Leolin Price Lecture theatre (Lower Ground Floor), Institute of Child Health, 30 Guildford Street, London , WC1N 1EH

Contact: Rebecca Sage

Email: R.Sage@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

11 March, 2015 - Division of Psychiatry seminar: Social inequalities in mental health and mortality among refugees and other immigrants to Sweden - Epidemiological studies of register data

Time: 15:00:00 - 16:00:00

Organised by UCL Division of Psychiatry

This presentation will focus on epidemiological register studies of how pre-migration factors (such as refugee status and country of origin), post-migration factors (such as timing of migration & integration) and general social determinants of health affects the risk of poor mental health and mortality among foreign-born in Sweden. Refugees generally had poorer mental health than non-refugees from the same area but I will discuss how the differences are influenced by gender (poor mental health among refugee women) and region of origin (no differences between refugee / non-refugees for large parts of Africa). Mortality is elevated mainly among refugee men, due to cardiovascular disease and external causes (eg suicide and accidents). Host: Dr James Kirkbride, Division of Psychiatry.

Location: Medawar G01 Lankester LT, Medawar, Malet Place, London,

Contact: Berni Courtney

Email: b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 9467

11 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Genomics and E-health Research

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Genomics and E-Health Research is a comprehensive one day course aimed at medical students, physician-scientists and other medical professionals. The course is an introduction to the key areas of genomics, human genetics and genetic variation. The course will provide a multidisciplinary perspective and an overview of contemporary methodologies for identifying genes involved in complex human diseases, interpreting genetic data and how genomic medicine can be applied to improve healthcare through the development and application of diagnostic tests and therapeutic agents. The course also covers the ethical issues associated with confidentiality and storage of DNA data. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

11 March, 2015 - MQ: Transforming Mental Health - Funding Showcase

Time: 11:00:00 - 12:00:00

Representatives from MQ: Transforming Mental health will be visiting UCL to present on their funding schemes and answer any questions. MQ is a relatively new charity interested in funding research into mental health from a basic, clinical or social science point of view. Noting that the deadline for stage 1 applications for their Early Career Fellowship scheme is imminent (16 April 2015), MQ will also be hosting brief 1:1 meetings on that day with any potential candidates. Please email ASAP if you would like to be booked in for one of these.

Location: Leolin Price Lecture Theatre, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guildford Street, London, WC1N 1EH

Contact: Clarissa Edwards

Email: Clarissa.edwards@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 March, 2015 - Enhancing physical activity in people with MS: An overview of current evidence

Time: 17:15:00 -

Part of the CNR@UCLP Seminar Series 2015. Speaker information: Jenny Freeman. Open to all, free of charge and there is no need to register.

Location: Gilliat Lecture Theatre, Queen Square House, Queen Square, London , WC1N 3BG

Contact: UCLPartners Centre for Neurorehabilitation

Email: cnr@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Visualising Health Informatics Research

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Healthcare research relies increasingly on strong relationships with information technologies, not just to expand the collectively acquired knowledge but also to be able to translate this advance into visually arresting representations. The successful visualization of health informatics research carries the potential to revolutionise the scientific dialogue, the public understanding and participation in medical research. Processing and translating healthcare research can relate with the public on multiple levels, with an individual researcher, patient or population group. This course will cover the fundamental aspects of visualising health informatics research with a comparative presentation of current applications and practices. Week 2: Deeper EHR Data for Better Research. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 March, 2015 - Science for policy: addressing the scientific challenges of resource efficiency and sustainable development

Time: 17:30:00 - 19:30:00

Organised by Built Environment - The Bartlett

President Juncker, at his statement ahead of the vote of the European Parliament on the College, underlined that sustainability and environmental concerns are important to the EU citizens and that sustainable development is a principle enshrined in the EU Treaties and Charter of Fundamental rights and thus should be taken into account by all institutions in all their actions and policies. For this reason the horizontal responsibility for sustainable development has been included in the portfolio of the First Vice-President. In this context IES contributes with its scientific activities mainly to three overarching principles, namely: sustainability, growth and resilience. This talk will focus on how these principles are underpinned by cross-cutting and enabling services for resource efficiency and sustainable development in a knowledge-based society.

Location: JZ Young Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Kiran Dhillon

Email: k.dhillon@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 203 108 5935

13 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: SQL for Biomedical Researchers

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Databases are increasingly being used for the rapid querying and construction of complex datasets in health and social care. This short course will introduce the theory behind the relational data model and enable participants to understand how data can be modelled and stored in a relational database and the different data types that are used. Through practical-driven sessions, participants will learn how to model biomedical data in a contemporary relational database management system and how to craft simple and complex queries for analysing and transforming the data. By the end of the course, participants will be able to load, format and export data in a format suitable for analysis by common statistical packages. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 March, 2015 - FIL Brain Meeting: Cracking mesoscopic coding principles in the human brain with ultra-high magnetic field MRI

Time: 16:15:00 - 17:15:00

Speaker: Rainer Goebel, Maastricht University

Location: 4th Floor Seminar Room, , 12 Queens Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Samira Kazan

Email: samira.kazan@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 March, 2015 - Professional Careers Beyond Academia

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Thinking of your next career move? Explore your options at this event, which is being organised by UCL Populations & Lifelong Health Domain Early Careers Network (ECN) and UCL ICH Postdocs Group. This event will aim to publicise career opportunities outside academia; emphasise opportunities and potential employers; and highlight the variety of relevant employment sectors, and why the transferable skills acquired during PhD and post-doctoral research are desirable to them (e.g. science journalism; charities; biotech; banking; consultancy; recruitment etc.). Registration is required.

Location: UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London , WC1N 1EH

Contact: Catherine Roberts

Email: catherine.roberts@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 March, 2015 - SLMS Introduction to Information Governance

Time: 14:00:00 - 15:30:00

This event will provide clear guidance on information governance responsibilities and control, how these affect research activities and how the SLMS Information Governance Framework can help researchers meet their legal obligations. UCL staff and students who handle sensitive personal data are eligible to attend. Attendance at this event together with successful completion of a follow-on online assessment (‘SLMS Information Governance – Assessment of Understanding’) will count towards your information governance training needs under the SLMS IG Framework. On passing the assessment, a certificate will be issued and your training recorded on the SLMS IG training register. Please ensure that you are available to complete the online assessment within two weeks of attending the training event. (The assessment should take no longer than ½ hour to complete for most colleagues.)

Location: Cruciform B404-LT2, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: SLMS IG services

Email: slms.pid@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 March, 2015 - The end of human rights? Citizenship, multiculturalism and the ongoing civilising mission of schools

Time: 11:30:00 - 13:00:00

As European school systems respond to calls for education for democratic citizenship (EDC) and national values, Professor Audrey Osler poses the question: are efforts to introduce and strengthen human rights education (HRE) an attempt to promote cosmopolitan values, solidarity and social justice (Osler and Starkey, 2010)? Or is a renewed focus on HRE and EDC a fresh reiteration of the civilizing mission of schools?

Location: 804, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Contact: Professor Hugh Starkey

Email: h.starkey@ioe.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7911 5507

16 March, 2015 - CLS conference 2015: the value of cohort studies for social investigation

Time: 10:00:00 - 17:00:00

This conference aims to showcase research using cohort data, covering a broad range of themes relating to the life course, such as Health and well-being Child development, Education, Methodology and Social mobility. It will provide a forum for researchers and academics to share ideas, and to demonstrate how research using cohort data following individuals across their lives can inform policy. The keynote speaker is Professor James P. Smith, who holds the Distinguished Chair in Labour Markets and Demographic Studies at the RAND Corporation. Other confirmed speakers include Professor Paul Gregg (University of Bath), Professor Kathleen Kiernan (University of York), Professor Yvonne Kelly (University College London), and Dr George Ploubidis (UCL Institute of Education).

Location: Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place , London , WC1H 9SN

Contact: Katya Nasim

Email: k.nasim@ioe.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7612 6746

16 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Public Trust and Public Engagement

Time: -

Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

16 March, 2015 - Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar: Evaluating social threat without awareness

Time: 16:00:00 - 17:00:00

Speaker information: Spas Getov, Awareness Research Group, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL. Host: Bahador Bahrami

Location: Leolin Price Lecture Theatre, UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street , London, WC1N 1EH

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164

16 March, 2015 - Otto Wolff Lecture Series: Deciphering Developmental Disorders: A UK-wide project to improve diagnosis in Rare Disease

Time: 12:30:00 - 14:00:00

Speaker: Dr Helen Firth, Consultant Clinical Geneticist, Cambridge University Hospitals Trust

Location: Kennedy Lecture Theatre, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guildford Street, London, WC1N 1EH

Contact: Nicole Hofmans

Email: n.hofmans@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

16 March, 2015 - Regulation and pathogenicity of Th17 lineage cells in RA

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme. Speaker: Dr Jean Fletcher, School of Biochemistry and Immunology, Trinity College Dublin. Host: Prof Arne Akbar (a.akbar@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

Location: Pearson (North East Entrance) LT, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

18 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Information Governance

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This course deals with the practical, legal and ethical responsibilities of those tasked with the curation of health data in research settings. You will learn about the requirements for consent, confidentiality and data protection. Tutors will explain the organisational and practical aspects of security and how to ensure compliance with the relevant UK and international standards. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

18 March, 2015 - Imaging Lecture Series - Current Trends in Retinal OCT

Time: 12:30:00 -

Speaker: Dr Rainer Leitgeb, Medical University of Vienna. Host: Chris Dainty, Institute of Ophthalmology-Department of Visual Neuroscience

Location: Lecture Theatre, Institute Of Ophthalmology, 11-43 Bath Street, London, EC1V 9EL

Contact: Chris Dainty

Email: c.dainty@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

18 March, 2015 - PHE Applied Epidemiology Scientific Meeting

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The aim of this meeting is to help strengthen epidemiology and support high quality and innovative science through sharing of good practice. The meeting will focus on the application of epidemiological methods to protect and improve health including the work of the recently established NIHR Health Protection Research Units. It will include plenary sessions, posters and parallel sessions across a number of key themes. The conference will also include workshops on 'How to write a scientific paper', 'Abstract preparation and review', 'Research grant applications'. The meeting is particularly aimed at consultants, scientists, analysts and those with an interest in applied epidemiology across Public Health England, devolved administrations, academic departments and partner organisations.

Location: Lecture Theatre 3, Science Concourse, Warwick University , Coventry , CV4 7AL

Contact: PHE Conferences and Events team

Email: events@phe.gov.uk

Phone: Please email

19 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Designing Apps

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This course provides an introduction to developing smartphone apps or other digital interventions in healthcare. How can we design effective apps? What theories of behaviour inform app design? What are the regulatory and safety issues around apps? How can apps be funded or commercialised? How can apps best be evaluated? We will be addressing these and other questions. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

19 March, 2015 - Funding Health Research in the UK: the view from the MRC, the Wellcome Trust, and the ESRC

Time: 17:00:00 - 18:00:00

Speaker information: Dr Gavin Malloch, Programme Manager for Public Health Partnerships; MRC Professor Jimmy Whitworth, Head of Population Health, Wellcome Trust; Dr Joy Todd, Head of Health and Human Behaviour, ESRC. Part of the UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health '5pm' External Speakers Seminar Series. Organisers: Dr David Batty, Dr Clare Llewellyn.

Location: Galton LT, 1-19 Torrington Place, , , WC1E 7HB

Contact: Floriana Bortolotti

Email: f.bortolotti@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

19 March, 2015 - UBhave Conference: Cross Disciplinary Research - From Inception to Impact

Time: 09:30:00 - 17:00:00

Findings from the EPSRC-funded Cross -disciplinary Interfaces Programme (C-DIP). At this one day meeting four major EPSRC-funded projects will present their findings from the past 3 years and reflect on the process and impact of their cross-disciplinary research. Topics include: • Funding cross-disciplinary research: The future; • UBhave: Ubiquitous & Social Computing for Positive Behaviour Change; • Big Data, Big Impact: Harnessing Data for Social Change; • Solar Energy for Future Societies; • Decision Making in an Unstable World.

Location: Friends House, 173 Euston Road, ,

Contact: Susan Michie

Email: s.michie@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

19 March, 2015 - UK Neuromuscular Translational Research Conference 2015

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Hosted jointly by the MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases and the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, this is the 8th Annual UK Neuromuscular Translational Research Conference. Designed to engage neuromuscular clinicians and scientists, this conference showcases the best and latest developments in neuromuscular science, and highlights their translation into patient benefit. Speaker information: Prof. Massimo Zeviani, Prof. Stephan Zuchner, Prof. Alan Beggs, Prof. Rob Taylor, Prof. Hanns Lochmuller, Prof. Carsten Bonnemann, Prof. Lawrence Wrabetz, Prof. Rita Horvath, Dr. Cristina Csimma, Dr Giorgio Tasca, Prof. Bruce Damon, Prof. Michio Hirano. Abstracts are invited for posters and platform presentations on particular themes, or on any other aspect of neuromuscular disease research. Abstracts deadline 5pm on 16th Jan 2015. Registration is now open. Fee £250 includes Gala Dinner.

Location: Life Conference and Banqueting, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP

Contact: Christine Oldfield

Email: christine.oldfield@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

19 March, 2015 - Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research Seminar: Recent progress in understanding the mechanism of frontotemporal lobar degeneration

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker information: Professor Stuart Pickering-Brown, Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health. Please arrive 15 mins before start. Refreshments will be provided.

Location: The Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, Cruciform Café (1st Floor), Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Alison Kelly

Email: alison.kelly@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

20 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Record Linkage

Time: -

This short course is designed to give you a practical introduction to data linkage and is aimed at researchers either intending to use data linkage themselves or to analyse linked data. Examples of the uses of data linkage, data preparation, methods for linkage (including deterministic and probabilistic approaches) and issues for the analysis of linked data are covered. The main focus of this course will be health data, although the concepts will apply to many other areas. This course includes a practical example involving data to be linked, to enable you to put theory into practice. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

20 March, 2015 - FIL Brain Meeting: Understanding the molecular mechanisms of dementia using patient-derived stem cells

Time: 16:15:00 -

Speaker: Selina Wray, UCL

Location: 4th Floor Seminar Room, , 12 Queens Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Samira Kazan

Email: samira.kazan@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

20 March, 2015 - The International Association for the Study of Affective Touch: Inaugural Congress

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

The main aim of this congress is to provide a platform for fruitful scientific exchanges in this nascent field. The congress will bring together for the first time researchers from around the world exploring the nature and role of affective touch in the human brain and mind. Speaker information: Emmanuel Bourinet, France; Carissa Cascio, USA; Chris Dijkerman, Netherlands; Robin Dunbar, UK; Katerina Fotopoulou, UK; Donna Lloyd, UK; Sarah Lloyd-Fox, UK; Francis Mcglone , UK; Michael Meaney, Canada; India Morrison, Sweden; Håkan Olausson, Sweden; Martin Paulus, USA; Charles Spence, UK; Sophia Vrontou, USA; Special Guest: Camila Batmanghelidjh, Kids Company, UK. Abstracts are invited for empirical research presentations and posters by 21 December 2014. The conference aims to focus on studies on affective touch, but presentations on closely related topics, such as for example pain, are also welcome.

Location: , 33 Queen Square , London , WC1N 3BG

Contact: Paula Barkay

Email: affectivetouch@gmail.com

Phone: Please email

23 March, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Title TBC

Time: 13:00:00 -

Speaker: Dr Matteo Negroni, Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, University of Strasbourg. Host: Dr Ari Fassati. Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

Location: Pearson (North East Entrance) LT, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

24 March, 2015 - World TB Day 2015: What do we need to know to reach, treat and cure everyone with TB?

Time: 08:45:00 - 18:00:00

UCL-TB and the TB Centre at The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) are marking World TB Day 2015 with an all-day event on Tuesday 24 March. Eminent national and international speakers will highlight the leading issues and research to reach, treat and cure those with tuberculosis, including a debate about the management of multidrug-resistant TB contacts. The meeting will also review the new Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England collaborative five year TB national strategy to eliminate TB as its implementation begins. Through bringing a wide range of researchers together we aim to encourage new cross-disciplinary links and collaborations between scientists and clinicians at the forefront of the TB field. Booking is essential - please use the link below.

Location: Kennedy Lecture Theatre, UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street , London , WC1N 1EH

Contact: Cassie Harley-Boyce

Email: c.harley-boyce@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

25 March, 2015 - Are children our future? Wellbeing research partnerships with schools

Time: 10:30:00 - 12:00:00

Are you a UCL researcher currently working with, or wanting to work with local schools? This workshop will help us all find out more about the research underway across UCL and give you a chance to hear how the new Schools Health & Wellbeing Research Network can support you to build lasting research partnerships with schools across London. Supported by UCL Grand Challenge for Human Wellbeing and CBC. NB. This workshop is for UCL researchers only.

Location: Room 739, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Contact: Dr Stephanie Lietz

Email: behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

25 March, 2015 - CBC Workshop: Developing Behaviour Change Interventions: An Introduction for Beginners

Time: 09:00:00 - 17:00:00

Understanding behaviour and designing effective interventions to change behaviour is relevant to much of what we do within behavioural medicine. This practical one-day workshop, based on the book ‘The Behaviour Change Wheel – A Guide to Designing Interventions’ (Michie, Atkins & West, 2014) aims to put “flesh on the bones” of the UK’s Medical Research Council’s guidance on how to systematically develop and evaluate complex interventions, specifically its recommendations that interventions should be informed by relevant theories and specified by behaviour change techniques. The workshop brings together theory-based tools developed in behavioural science and shows how they interlink to guide the design and evaluation of behaviour change interventions.

Location: Rockefeller Building, 21 University Street, London, WC1E 6JJ

Contact: Dr Stephanie Lietz

Email: behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

25 March, 2015 - Division of Psychiatry seminar: The role of treatment beliefs in treatment adherence and outcomes

Time: 15:00:00 - 16:00:00

Organised by UCL Division of Psychiatry

Abstract TBC. Host: Prof Michael King, Division of Psychiatry.

Location: Cruciform B404 LT2, Cruciform, Gower Street, London,

Contact: Berni Courtney

Email: b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 9467

26 March, 2015 - CLOSER Longitudinal Methodology Series (II)

Time: 12:30:00 - 13:30:00

Speakers: Bianca De Stavola, Director of the LSHTM Centre for Statistical Methodology, 'Mediation analysis for life course epidemiology'; Amanda Sacker, Director of the UCL ICLS, 'Breastfeeding and inflammatory biomarkers: the effect of different propensity score weighting strategies'. The aim of the series is to highlight methodological innovations and expertise and in turn facilitate and encourage future collaborations and new research.

Location: Room G02, UCL Institute of Education, 55-59 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0NU

Contact: CLOSER (Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources)

Email: info@closer.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

27 March, 2015 - FIL Brain Meeting: Optimal irrationality: when biased decisions maximise reward

Time: 16:15:00 -

Speaker: Chris Summerfield, Oxford

Location: 4th Floor Seminar Room, , 12 Queens Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Ryszard Auksztulewicz

Email: R.Auksztulewicz@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

30 March, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Title TBC

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

Speaker: Dr Nir Friedman, Dept. of Immunology, Weizmann Institute. Host: Prof Benny Chain (b.chain@ucl.ac.uk) Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

Location: Pearson (North East Entrance) LT, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

1 April, 2015 - The role of glucocerebrosidase in Parkinson’s disease pathogenesis

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Matthew Gegg, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Institute of Neurology, UCL. Host: Institute of Neurology Postdoc Seminar Committee.

Location: Basement Lecture Theatre, , 33 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Institute of Neurology Postdoc Seminar Committee

Email: ionpostdocsrequest@gmail.com

Phone: Please email

8 April, 2015 - Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience speaker programme: Title TBC

Time: 16:30:00 - 17:30:00

Speaker information: Dr Duncan Astle

Location: Leolin Price Lecture theatre (Lower Ground Floor), Institute of Child Health, 30 Guildford Street, London , WC1N 1EH

Contact: Rebecca Sage

Email: R.Sage@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 April, 2015 - Habilitation: the art of person-environment interactions, or rehabilitation before you need it

Time: 17:15:00 -

Part of the CNR@UCLP Seminar Series 2015. Speaker information: Professor Nick Tyler Open to all, free of charge and there is no need to register.

Location: Gilliat Lecture Theatre, Queen Square House, Queen Square, London , WC1N 3BG

Contact: UCLPartners Centre for Neurorehabilitation

Email: cnr@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 April, 2015 - UCL School of Pharmacy seminar programme: Acetylcholine and cortical function

Time: 12:30:00 -

Speaker information: Prof Michael Hasselmo - Boston University, USA. Host: UCL School of Pharmacy.

Location: John Hanbury Lecture Theatre, UCL School of Pharmacy, 29-39 Brunswick Square, London , WC1N 1AX

Contact: Audrey Mercer

Email: a.mercer@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 April, 2015 - MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: Whole Body MRI and Pattern Recognition

Time: 17:30:00 -

Speaker information: Robert Carlier

Location: Basement Lecture Theatre, , 33 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Christine Oldfield

Email: christine.oldfield@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

14 April, 2015 - [Ich-dncu] Developmental Neurosciences Seminar Series

Time: 10:00:00 - 12:00:00

Presentations on current research (or areas of research) within the Developmental Neurosciences Programme. Speakers: Dr Naomi Dale Clinical Neurosciences, Professor Jenny Morgan Molecular Neurosciences, Professor Faraneh Vargha-Khadem Cognitive Neuropsychology and Neuropsychiatry and David Carmichael Developmental Imaging and biophysics. Chaired by Dr Finbar O’Callaghan

Location: Weston House Lecture Theatre, Great Ormond Street Hospital, , London, WC1N 3JH

Contact: Anne Brown

Email: anne.brown@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

16 April, 2015 - UCL School of Pharmacy seminar programme: Title tbc

Time: 16:00:00 - 17:00:00

Speaker information: Dr Lisa Giocomo - Stanford University School of Medicine. Host: UCL School of Pharmacy.

Location: John Hanbury Lecture Theatre, UCL School of Pharmacy, 29-39 Brunswick Square, London , WC1N 1AX

Contact: Audrey Mercer

Email: a.mercer@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

22 April, 2015 - Institute of Movement Neuroscience (IMN) Series - ‘Bidirectional interactions between the brain and implantable computers’

Time: 16:15:00 - 17:15:00

Speaker information: Professor Eb Fetz (University of Washington, USA). Host: Institute of Movement Neuroscience, Sasha Kraskov.

Location: FIL, 4th Floor Seminar Room, 12 Queens Square, , London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Dr Sasha Kraskov

Email: a.kraskov@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

22 April, 2015 - MRC Prion Unit Events and Seminars: Title TBC

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

MRC Prion Unit Events and Seminars, hosted by the MRC Prion Unit, UCL and the Institute of Neurology. Speaker information: Prof. Chiara Zurzolo, Dept. of Membrane Traffic & Pathogenesis, Pasteur Institute, France. Hosted by: Dr. Peter Kloehn

Location: 2nd floor Seminar Room, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Prion Unit

Email: michelle.gorham@uclh.nhs.uk

Phone: Please email

24 April, 2015 - Neuroscience Career Network: Grant Writing Workshop

Time: 13:00:00 - 16:00:00

The NCN committee will be running a Grant Writing Workshop on Friday April 24th, 1 - 4pm. The aim of the half-day session is to help Investigators improve their applications for funding, whether they are project grants or fellowships. It will be led by two senior UCL researchers, Prof. John Wood and Prof. David McAlpine, who have extensive experience of applying for funding and of sitting on the committees that decide which science gets funded. This is a rare opportunity to improve your 'grantsmanship' skills, gain insight into how funding committees work and to receive constructive feedback on your applications. To participate in this workshop, each participant must provide an abstract, lay summary and full scientific proposal (it may be a preliminary application) for either a grant or fellowship application by April 7th 2015. Costings are NOT required.

Location: TBC, UCL, London,

Contact: Jenny Bizley or Lorenzo Fabrizi

Email: j.bizley@ucl.ac.uk; l.fabrizi@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

25 April, 2015 - Implications of Research on the Neuroscience of Affect, Attachment and Social Cognition

Time: 00:00:00 - 00:00:00

Host: UCL Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology in association with the Anna Freud Centre. For the third time, leading neuroscientists from Europe and the USA will once again host this unique forum exploring the latest neuroscience research with reference to treatments of mental disorders including autism, depression, personality disorders and attachment disorders. Implications on clinical and developmental perspectives of these psychopathologies will be discussed. There will be an opportunity to present posters designed to explore the conference topic or connected issues. Please email abstract submissions to events.psychoanalysis@ucl.ac.uk. Abstracts of posters will need to be with us by 1 February 2015. Standard Rate £200 / Student Rate £50 For further information or to register please visit http://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychoanalysis/01_psychoanalysis_events/implications

Location: Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Events

Email: events.psychoanalysis@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please Email

28 April, 2015 - ALS Seminar Series: Modulation of axonal retrograde transport in health and disease

Time: 12:30:00 - 13:30:00

Speaker information: Giampietro Schiavo, Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience & Movement Disorders, UCL IoN. Host: Linda Greensmith. Series run by the Greensmith and Fisher Laboratories.

Location: 2nd Floor Seminar Room, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

28 April, 2015 - UCLP Centre for Neurorehabilitation symposium: goal-setting in neurorehabilitation - consensus and controversies

Time: -

During this meeting we will revisit the controversies and areas of consensus identified in a goal-setting meeting held in 2009 (results published in Clinical Rehabilitation 2009;23(4):334-44). We will hear from experts in the field, including Richard Siegert and William Levack, authors of the recently published book, ‘Rehabilitation Goal Setting: Theory, Practice and Evidence’ , and identify how far we have progressed and what is yet to be done. Before the meeting starts, participants will be asked to complete the first round of the Delphi and to complete it twice more during the course of the meeting. This meeting provides an excellent opportunity to update on current thinking, to consider your own experience in the context of the theory, and to gain a sense of future direction. CPD points will be applied for.

Location: Lecture Theatre, , 33 Queen Square, London,

Contact: UCLP NeuroRehabilitation Centre

Email: nrehabc-uclp-info@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

30 April, 2015 - Yale-UCL Senior Scientist Lecture Series: From chaperonins to sleuthing ALS mechanism

Time: 17:30:00 - 18:30:00

Please welcome Arthur L. Horwich to UCL for his lecture as part of the Yale/UCL Collaborative - Senior Scientist Lecture Series. The Senior Scientist Lecture Series is a Yale UCL Collaborative initiative which disseminates information about research and educational programs between Yale and UCL and promotes discussion and opportunities for collaboration. Speaker: Arthur L. Horwich, Sterling Professor of Genetics & Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Reception to follow in the front quad Pavillion.

Location: Lecture Theatre 1, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Lisa Balderson

Email: l.balderson@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

5 May, 2015 - MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: Investigating the Relationship between Skeletal Muscle Mass and Metabolism

Time: 17:30:00 -

Speaker information: Ketan Patel

Location: Basement Lecture Theatre, , 33 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Christine Oldfield

Email: christine.oldfield@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

5 May, 2015 - MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases: Update in Neuromuscular Disorders 2015

Time: -

This established paediatric and adult course is in its seventh year run by consultants from the Institute of Child Health and the Institute of Neurology, University College London. This clinical course concentrates on childhood and adult neuromuscular disorders with an emphasis on clinical cases, natural history and management. This 4 day course is designed for specialists with an interest in neuromuscular disease; the first two days concentrating on paediatric neuromuscular disorders and the latter two days on adult neuromuscular disorders.

Location: Clinical Neuroscience Lecture Theatre (lower ground floor), National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, 33 Queen Square , London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Jacky Molyneaux

Email: j.molyneaux@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 May, 2015 - ALS Seminar Series: FUSsion of physiological RNA granules and pathological aggregates

Time: 12:00:00 - 13:00:00

Speaker information: Vladimir Buchman, School of Biosciences, University of Cardiff. Host: Anny Devoy. Series run by the Greensmith and Fisher Laboratories.

Location: 2nd Floor Seminar Room, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 May, 2015 - Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience speaker programme: Title TBC

Time: 16:30:00 - 17:30:00

Speaker information: Dr Iroise Dumontheil

Location: Leolin Price Lecture theatre (Lower Ground Floor), Institute of Child Health, 30 Guildford Street, London , WC1N 1EH

Contact: Rebecca Sage

Email: R.Sage@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 May, 2015 - Division of Psychiatry seminar: TBC

Time: 15:00:00 - 16:00:00

Organised by UCL Division of Psychiatry

TBC. Host: Prof Angela Hassiotas, Division of Psychiatry.

Location: Medawar G01 Lankester LT, Medawar, Malet Place, London,

Contact: Berni Courtney

Email: b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 9467

13 May, 2015 - The Use of Incentives in Health

Time: 17:30:00 - 20:00:00

Part of the CBC Research Seminar Series: Economics Meets Behaviour Change hosted by Professor Michelle Baddeley and Professor Antonio Cabrales. Speaker information: Dr Marcos Vera-Hernandez, Department of Economics, UCL, 'Can Bureaucrats be paid like CEOs? Performance Incentives for Good Child Health in Rural Chinese Schools'; Dr Matteo M Galizzi, Department of Social Policy, LSE Health and Social Care, LSE, 'Carryover and spillover effects of incentives in health: lab-field evidence'. Followed by a networking reception. Registration opens in 2015

Location: South Wing 9 Garwood Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: UCL Centre for Behaviour Change

Email: behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

14 May, 2015 - What do we mean by brain plasticity, and is there more of it than usual after stroke?

Time: 17:15:00 -

Part of the CNR@UCLP Seminar Series 2015. Speaker information: Professor John Rothwell. Open to all, free of charge and there is no need to register.

Location: Gilliat Lecture Theatre, Queen Square House, Queen Square, London , WC1N 3BG

Contact: UCLPartners Centre for Neurorehabilitation

Email: cnr@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

18 May, 2015 - 5th Digital Health: 5th International Conference on Digital Health

Time: -

Everything is affected by the digital revolution. The opportunities for interdisciplinary digital health research bringing together computer science to dramatically improve health and wellbeing of individuals and populations are extraordinary. DL 2015, held in conjunction with WWW 2015, will in particular focus on public health computer science covering a wide spectrum of subjects including communities of practice and social networks, analytics and engagement with tracking and monitoring wearable devices, big data, public health surveillance, persuasive technologies, epidemic intelligence, participatory surveillance, serious games for public health interventions and automated early identification of health threats and response. Call for Papers: deadline extended to 29 January 2015

Location: , Viale Strozzi, 1, 50123 Florence,

Contact: Dr Patty Kostkova

Email: p.kostkova@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

20 May, 2015 - Paediatric Cerebrovascular Conference : diagnosis and disease in the 2lst century

Time: -

This 2 day meeting aims to review current concepts relating to recognition, diagnosis and management of cerebrovascular disease in children, incorporating up-to date clinical practice and research. Host: Dr Vijeya Ganesan

Location: , , ,

Contact: Anne Brown

Email: anne.brown@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

27 May, 2015 - Division of Psychiatry seminar: TBC

Time: 15:00:00 - 16:00:00

Organised by UCL Division of Psychiatry

Host: Dr Andre Strydom, Division of Psychiatry.

Location: TBC, , , ,

Contact: Berni Courtney

Email: b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 9467

29 May, 2015 - Queen Square Symposium

Time: 08:30:00 - 17:00:00

The 16th annual Queen Square Symposium will be taking place on Friday 29th May 2015. The Symposium brings together MSc and PhD students across diverse neuroscience domains, including clinical, cognitive and computational scopes of study, and offers students at the IoN an invaluable opportunity to showcase and discuss their research. It provides a platform for students to network with peers, gain a broader perspective of neuroscience research, and to gather feedback on their work from the variety of academics present on the day.

Location: 33 Queens Square, , London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Michael Thor

Email: m.thor@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

2 June, 2015 - Immunology Conference 2015

Time: 10:00:00 - 18:00:00

The UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation is hosting a science conference. International leaders will present the latest research developments in molecular and cellular aspects of the immune system in health and disease. Highlights will include the design of novel forms of immunotherapy, which provide exciting opportunities for the treatment of cancer, infection and autoimmune diseases. The conference provides an opportunity for scientists and clinicians to learn about cutting edge progress in immunology research and in our understanding of immune mediated disease. Submitted abstracts will be selected for presentation and prizes will be awarded for the best oral presentation and the best poster. Confirmed speakers: Prof Ton Schumacher; Prof Gillian Griffiths; Dr Caetano Reis e Sousa; Prof Gitta Stockinger; Dr Martin Pule; Prof Mala Maini; Prof Lucy Walker; Prof Arne Akbar; Prof David Sansom; Prof Ronjon Chakraverty; Dr Emma Morris; Dr Ben Seddon

Location: Sir William Wells Atrium and Lecture Theatre 1, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street , London, NW3 2QG

Contact: Cassie Harley-Boyce

Email: c.harley-boyce@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

8 June, 2015 - MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: Molecular promiscuity: serine-palmitoyltransferase – the unfaithful enzyme

Time: 17:30:00 -

Speaker information: Thorsten Hornemann, Institute of Clinical Chemistry, University of Zurich

Location: Wolfson Lecture theatre, NHNN, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Christine Oldfield

Email: christine.oldfield@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 June, 2015 - Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience speaker programme: Title TBC

Time: 16:30:00 - 17:30:00

Speaker information: Professor Courtenay Norbury

Location: Leolin Price Lecture theatre (Lower Ground Floor), Institute of Child Health, 30 Guildford Street, London , WC1N 1EH

Contact: Rebecca Sage

Email: R.Sage@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

11 June, 2015 - The trials of conducting trials – practical problems encountered in rehab research and possible solutions

Time: 17:15:00 -

Part of the CNR@UCLP Seminar Series 2015. Speaker information: Professor Avril Drummond. Open to all, free of charge and there is no need to register.

Location: Gilliat Lecture Theatre, Queen Square House, Queen Square, London , WC1N 3BG

Contact: UCLPartners Centre for Neurorehabilitation

Email: cnr@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

16 June, 2015 - ALS Seminar Series: GENFI – the Genetic FTD Initiative, a multicentre biomarker study of MAPT, GRN and C9orf72 mutations

Time: 12:00:00 - 13:00:00

Speaker information: Jonathan Rohrer, Dept of Neurodegenerative Disease, UCL IoN. Host: Elizabeth Fisher. Series run by the Greensmith and Fisher Laboratories.

Location: 2nd Floor Seminar Room, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

19 June, 2015 - 2015 Neuroscience Symposium

Time: -

The 2015 Neuroscience Symposium, hosted by the UCL Neuroscience Domain, will take place at the Institute of Education on Friday 19 June. We are expecting more than 800 Neuroscientists from across the UCL community to come along to the annual symposium to find out more about the latest research in neuroscience at UCL, share expertise and enhance relationships. Keynote speakers: Professor John O’Keefe and Professor Yang Dan. Poster Exhibition: Last year over 30 lab posters and 150 research posters were presented at the Symposium. This is a great opportunity to present your work to your peers. Further details on themes can be found online and poster submission is with registration via the Eventbrite registration page.

Location: UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Contact: Candice Lewis

Email: candice.lewis@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 3108 2419

23 June, 2015 - Planetary Health

Time: 17:00:00 -

Speaker information: Dr Richard Horton, Editor-in-chief, Lancet. Part of the UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health '5pm' External Speakers Seminar Series. Organisers: Dr David Batty, Dr Clare Llewellyn.

Location: Galton LT, 1-19 Torrington Place, , , WC1E 7HB

Contact: Floriana Bortolotti

Email: f.bortolotti@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

24 June, 2015 - Division of Psychiatry seminar: TBC

Time: 15:00:00 -

Organised by UCL Division of Psychiatry

Speakers: Dr Allan D. Thomson and Dr Irene Guerrini

Location: TBC, , , ,

Contact: Berni Courtney

Email: b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 9467

26 June, 2015 - UCL School of Pharmacy seminar programme: Mechanisms of postsynaptic plasticity at GABAergic synapse.

Time: 12:00:00 - 13:00:00

Speaker information: Dr Shiva Tyagarajan, Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Zurich. Host: UCL School of Pharmacy.

Location: John Hanbury Lecture Theatre, UCL School of Pharmacy, 29-39 Brunswick Square, London , WC1N 1AX

Contact: Audrey Mercer

Email: a.mercer@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

6 July, 2015 - Changing Perspectives: 1st International Conference on Transport and Health

Time: -

Designed as a direct participatory experience, policy-makers, practitioners and academics from multiple disciplines involved with transport planning and engineering, public health, urban planning, spatial and architectural design, environmental planning, economics and beyond will convene on the UCL campus to share their stories of success and failure; build world-wide collaborative friendships; but most importantly, leave inspired! Throughout this 3 day conference experience, interactive ‘Hot Topic Workshops’ will kick-off delegate oral and poster sessions. Each workshop will be led by a cross-disciplinary team of international experts to demonstrate how non-traditional thinking can lead to creative problem solving. There will also be a series of business-related workshops that are meant as a twist to the traditional transport or health conference proceedings. In these sessions, you will learn that to be an effective innovator of change, you MUST also be an entrepreneur.

Location: UCL Campus, , London,

Contact: Karyn Warsow

Email: kwarsow@tphlink.com

Phone: Please email

6 July, 2015 - MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: Novel Treatments in Huntington’s Disease

Time: 17:30:00 -

Speaker information: Sarah Tabrizi

Location: Basement Lecture Theatre, , 33 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Christine Oldfield

Email: christine.oldfield@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

8 July, 2015 - Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience speaker programme: Title TBC

Time: 16:30:00 - 17:30:00

Speaker information: Dr Martin Chadwick

Location: Leolin Price Lecture theatre (Lower Ground Floor), Institute of Child Health, 30 Guildford Street, London , WC1N 1EH

Contact: Rebecca Sage

Email: R.Sage@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 July, 2015 - Cognitive Rehabilitation

Time: 17:15:00 -

Part of the CNR@UCLP Seminar Series 2015. Speaker information: Dawn Langdon Open to all, free of charge and there is no need to register.

Location: Gilliat Lecture Theatre, Queen Square House, Queen Square, London , WC1N 3BG

Contact: UCLPartners Centre for Neurorehabilitation

Email: cnr@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

21 July, 2015 - Longitudinal studies: maximising their value for ageing research

Time: -

Longitudinal studies are ideal for analysing age-related changes, their lifetime determinants and consequences. This new Wellcome Trust conference will focus on the value of longitudinal studies in furthering knowledge about ageing: in particular functional change across life, its drivers and underlying pathways. The programme will showcase new findings and developments within cross cohort initiatives, centres of healthy ageing and longitudinal studies of ageing. We will discuss the impact of the environment on accelerating ageing or building resilience and promoting recovery. Identifying new approaches to achieve data harmonization across cohort consortia will also be highlighted. We aim to build capacity in investigators who will shape the future research agenda of life course and longitudinal studies of ageing and will convene a special session to discuss the challenges and opportunities in this area.

Location: Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, , Hinxton,

Contact: Emily Rees

Email: emily.rees@hinxton.wellcome.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

17 August, 2015 - CBC Summer School 2015 Behaviour Change - Principles and Practice

Time: 09:30:00 - 17:00:00

Following the success of the CBC Summer School 2014, we are delighted to offer the course again this year. This course has been developed and is led by world-renowned experts in the field, including Professor Susan Michie and Professor Robert West. The Summer School will introduce the principles of behaviour change and demonstrate how these can be applied to a range of practical problems, from supporting change amongst patients and health professionals to planning and supporting change in organisations and communities. Who is the course for? This course is for everyone interested in behaviour change including researchers, practitioners, intervention designers, managers and policy makers. Small groups will be organised according to expertise and area of work, and supported by experienced facilitators.

Location: Engineering Building, Malet Place Gower Street , London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Dr Stephanie Lietz

Email: behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1627

7 September, 2015 - MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: How to develop therapies for NM disease

Time: 17:30:00 -

Speaker information: Thomas Voit

Location: Basement Lecture Theatre, , 33 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Christine Oldfield

Email: christine.oldfield@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 September, 2015 - Integrating the management of bladder dysfunction in the rehabilitation of neurological patients

Time: 17:15:00 -

Part of the CNR@UCLP Seminar Series 2015. Speaker information: Jalesh Panicker Open to all, free of charge and there is no need to register.

Location: Gilliat Lecture Theatre, Queen Square House, Queen Square, London , WC1N 3BG

Contact: UCLPartners Centre for Neurorehabilitation

Email: cnr@ucl.ac.uk

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8 October, 2015 - Progress in rehabilitation research: what have we learned from the RCT? Where to from here?

Time: 17:15:00 -

Part of the CNR@UCLP Seminar Series 2015. Speaker information: Professor Marion Walker Open to all, free of charge and there is no need to register.

Location: Gilliat Lecture Theatre, Queen Square House, Queen Square, London , WC1N 3BG

Contact: UCLPartners Centre for Neurorehabilitation

Email: cnr@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 November, 2015 - CNR@UCLP Seminar Series 2015: Title TBC

Time: 17:15:00 -

Part of the CNR@UCLP Seminar Series 2015. Speaker information: Professor Val Pomeroy Open to all, free of charge and there is no need to register.

Location: Gilliat Lecture Theatre, Queen Square House, Queen Square, London , WC1N 3BG

Contact: UCLPartners Centre for Neurorehabilitation

Email: cnr@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

16 November, 2015 - MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: Axonal signalling endosomes: trafficking sorting and disease

Time: 17:30:00 -

Speaker information: Professor Giampetro Schiavo, Sobell Dept of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, UCL ION

Location: Basement Lecture Theatre, , 33 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Christine Oldfield

Email: christine.oldfield@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 December, 2015 - Therapy for cognitive impairment in TBI

Time: 17:15:00 -

Followed by The CNR Christmas Poster Event in 33 Queen Square Foyer! Part of the CNR@UCLP Seminar Series 2015. Speaker information: Professor David Sharp Open to all, free of charge and there is no need to register.

Location: 33 Queen Square Lecture Theatre, The Institute of Neurology, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Queen Square, London , WC1N 3BG

Contact: UCLPartners Centre for Neurorehabilitation

Email: cnr@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email