Populations & Lifelong Health

Events

6 October, 2014 - Research Councils UK Roadshow

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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

9 October, 2014 - Liberating the NHS: The creation of NHS England

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

Since its creation in 1948, the NHS has been a nationalised service industry under the direct control of the Secretary of State for health. New Health Secretaries have tended to set about immediately reorganising priorities, objectives and structures, but very few have remained in post for more than two years. This is not provided the long-term stability that is necessary to plan for the very different model of care this is now needed for an ageing population with a high incidence of chronic disease. NHS England, which assumed responsibility for the entire commissioning budget from April 2013, was intended to liberate the NHS from direct political control. How far has that plan succeeded in practice?

Location: Medical Sciences 131 A V Hill LT, UCL Medical Sciences Building, , London, WC1E

Contact: Sarah Chaytor

Email: s.chaytor@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

13 October, 2014 - Research on the ageing phenotypes: toward a translational perspective

Time: 18:15:00 - 19:15:00

Over the last few years research on the biology of aging has made unprecedented progresses and has grown into an essential branch of science. Technology is now available that allows candidate biological mechanisms of aging to be assessed in humans. At the same time, geriatricians and gerontologists are developing robust measures of susceptibility and resilience that can be collected in clinical populations. In most cases, these areas of research evolved as separate entities unlikely to collide. Future progress in understanding human aging will require biologists, population scientists, gerontologists and geriatricians to find a common language and start operating as multidisciplinary team.

Location: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Stephanie Pilling

Email: stephanie.pilling@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7670 5706

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 organisations 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

11 November, 2014 - Lunch Hour Lecture: Who wants to work forever?

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

With state pension age increasing, people are retiring from work at an older age. Is this good or bad for your health? Is the choice between working longer or retiring poorer going to affect your wellbeing? This talk examines some of the evidence on this debate.

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

18 November, 2014 - Lunch Hour Lecture: Toilets and taboos

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

Marking World Toilet Day (19 November), this talk exposes the global sanitation crisis. Every person in the UK flushes 50 litres of drinking water down the toilet daily. In the rest of the world, 2.5 billion people have no sanitation at all. This talk examines toilet taboos and radical projects that challenge them.

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

20 November, 2014 - The 2014 Lancet Lecture - The Half-Life of Caste: The ill-health of a nation

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

Organised by UCL Institute for Global Health

The acclaimed novelist, Man Booker prize winner and political activist Arundhati Roy is to deliver this year's UCL-Lancet Lecture. The subject is India's caste system. She will argue that caste has been modernized and entrenched by democracy in India, with grave implications for health, equality and human rights. The lecture will be followed by a reception. Please note this lecture will be filmed.

Location: Logan Hall, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, , WC1H 0AL

Contact: Helen Hopkins

Email: h.hopkins@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

27 November, 2014 - Lunch Hour Lecture: Dying to have a baby

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

NB: This lecture has been cancelled Dr Lewis explores the underlying political, social and medical factors contributing to continuing and inexcusable global health inequities. This lecture will explain how these factors lead to the innumerable and preventable maternal and new born deaths which continue to occur throughout the world in 2014.

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

2 December, 2014 - Lunch Hour Lectures: Accessibility engineering: enabling a human right

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

Disabled people make up the world’s largest minority; in the UK, about 10% of a person’s life will be spent with a disability. Access to buildings and services is a human right, however making the world accessible for everyone is challenging. Dr Holloway will explore accessibility engineering – from exoskeletons to transport.

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

4 December, 2014 - Lunch Hour Lectures: Can big data attack heart disease?

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

How can the data collected in hospitals be used to help improve quality of care? What benefits might come from linking health record data with genomic data? And how can we build public trust in the research uses of health data? Professor Hemingway will discuss these using the example of cardiovascular diseases.

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