Populations & Lifelong Health


2 September, 2014 - Institute of Clinical Trials and Methodology Launch Event

Time: 14:00:00 - 18:30:00

On 2nd September 2014 an event will be held to launch the Institute, showcasing current work and sharing how the ICTM can support all trials across UCL in the future. The meeting will run from 14:00 to 17:00 and be followed by a drinks reception. The Provost, the Vice-Provost, Health and the Dean of FPHS will speak briefly, with Professor Max Parmar (ICTM Director) and the leading trials experts at UCL providing the main content for the afternoon. A detailed agenda and further information will be circulated nearer the time.

Location: Kennedy Lecture Theatre, Institute Of Child Health, 30 Guilford St, , WC1N 1EH

Contact: Katie Canada-Chwieroth

Email: k.canada@ucl.ac.uk


3 September, 2014 - Early Careers Network Launch

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

The UCL Populations & Lifelong Health Early Careers Network will launch with this career development and networking event on Wednesday 3 September. The launch will include information, inspiring talks and lively discussion about the opportunities and challenges facing PhD students, post-docs, research fellows, lecturers and beyond, working on population health. A range of 'case studies' from researchers at different stages of their career will also be presented (speaker details to follow) and there will be a networking drinks reception in the Roberts Foyer, providing a great opportunity for interaction and networking with the speakers, the ECN Committee and researchers from across the Populations & Lifelong Health Domain. An interactive 'quiz' will also provide attendees with the chance influence future events and express how the Network could help them.

Location: Foyer & Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre (G06), Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: Sadie Boniface

Email: s.boniface@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 3142 (ext: 53142)

8 September, 2014 - Otto Wolff Lecture

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

Organised by UCL Institute of Child Health

Save the date for this Otto Wolff Lecture, which will be given by Professor Dame Sally Davies (Chief Medical Officer & Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Health). Registration details to follow shortly. About the Otto Wolff Lectures Together, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) and the UCL Institute of Child Health (UCL ICH) are one of the largest and most famous paediatric centres in the world and our Lecture series reflects this status by show-casing world-class clinical and scientific presentations. The series also recognises one of the great GOSH/ICH Clinical Professors of Paediatrics, Otto Wolff, who maintained an active interest in Paediatrics and attended many of the sessions until his death at the age of 90, in April 2010. The Otto Wolff Lectures are held in the Kennedy Lecture Theatre at the UCL Institute of Child Health, normally on the 2nd Monday of each month at 1.00pm with tea/coffee and cake available beforehand from 12.40pm.

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

Contact: Ash Kotecha

Email: a.kotecha@ucl.ac.uk


11 September, 2014 - ESRC Seminar Series: Obesity, Food and Physical Activity

Time: 13:45:00 - 17:30:00

'Tackling obesity is one of the most complex problems we face as a society. This seminar faces the problem head on by bringing together expert speakers from a wide range of backgrounds for what will be an energetic and thought-provoking afternoon. Delegates will have a rare opportunity to take part in a truly multi-disciplinary discussion.' Professor Gabriel Scally, Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments, University of the West of England, Bristol. The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) awarded funding for a series of seminars centered around past, current and future policy and research in behaviour change. This is the second seminar. The series is organised by Bristol Social Marketing Centre at UWE, in conjunction with partners from Capita, City University London, National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), On Target Consulting, University College London, University of Bath, University of Exeter, and the University of Manchester.

Location: The Mercer Suite, The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Contact: Amy Beardmore

Email: Amy2.Beardmore@uwe.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)117 32 87153

19 September, 2014 - Alcohol Consumption in Later Life

Time: 12:30:00 - 17:00:00

Programme: 12.30pm Lunch/registration 1.15pm Welcome 1.30pm Clare Holdsworth (Keele University) and Nicola Shelton (UCL) - Alcohol consumption, life course transitions and health in later Life 2.30pm Tea/Coffee/Refreshments 3.00pm Jose Iparraguirre (AGE UK) - Socio-Economic Determinants of Risk of Alcohol Abuse among People aged 50 or over in England: Secondary analysis of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing 3.30pm Dr Tony Rao (Institute of Psychiatry and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust) 4.00pm Question and Answers/General discussion 4.30pm Networking 5.00pm Close To register for this event please contact Tracey Harrison on t.l.harrison@keele.ac.uk or telephone 01782 733845.

Location: Age UK, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square , ,

Contact: Tracey Harrison

Email: t.l.harrison@keele.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)1782 733 845

6 October, 2014 - Research Councils UK Roadshow

Time: -

From September all seven Research Councils will be using Researchfish for the collection of information on the outcomes of Research Council funded research. Dates for roadshows on the new harmonised collection service are now available. Previously researchers funded by AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC and NERC returned information via a system called ROS (Research Outcomes System) whilst only researchers funded by STFC and MRC returned information via Researchfish. A roadshow on the new harmonised collection service has now been arranged near UCL, on Monday 6 October at the Hilton London Euston. The roadshow is free of charge and open to all researchers, research managers and research administrators. It is anticipated that there will be separate morning and afternoon sessions (depending on numbers) and will be an opportunity to find out about RCUK plans for research outcomes and ask any questions you may have.

Location: Hilton London Euston, 17-18 Upper Woburn Place, ,

Contact: Research Councils UK

Email: roh@rcuk.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)1793 444 400

7 November, 2014 - The Social Web: A Community Technology for Healthy Ageing

Time: 10:00:00 - 16:30:00

Organised by UCL Institute for Global Health

This workshop is designed for people and oragnisations that have an interest in how internet and tablet touch screen technologies can be utilised effectively with older adult populations. The objective of this interactive event is to share practical outcomes emergent from research conducted over the past year with elder populations who live in Stratford, East London and to demonstrate how technology can be used to benefit elders' wellbeing. This event is organised by the UCL Institute for Global Health in collaboration with the International Longevity Centre, True Blue Consultancy and the Newham New Deal Partnership. Support has been provided by the UCL Wellbeing Grand Challenge and the UCL Beacon Public Engagement Bursary.

Location: Haldane Room, Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Dr Rodney Reynolds

Email: rodney.reynolds@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 20 7905 2889