Populations & Lifelong Health


6 October, 2015 - Get That Grant: Introduction to Grant Applications for Early Career Researchers

Time: 13:30:00 - 16:00:00

The UCL Populations and Lifelong Health Domain Early Career Network is holding a grantsmanship workshop. It will include speakers from the UCL finance and research facilitation teams, funders, and academics talking about their experiences of applying for grants. There will be opportunities for questions and informal discussions about funding applications. By the end of the workshop attendees will have an understanding of factors to consider when developing grant proposals. There will be an optional follow-up workshop (on 27th October) for which attendees will be asked to submit and present a brief outline proposal for review by expert mentors and peers. Please email Rob Aldridge (r.aldridge@ucl.ac.uk) to book a place. Places for these small group workshops will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis.

Location: Wilkins Main Quad Pavilion, University College London Gower Street , London , WC1E 6BT

Contact: Sarah Chapman

Email: s.chapman@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

6 October, 2015 - The 1958, 1970, and Millennium British Birth Cohort Studies: Opportunities for Collaboration

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

Part of the UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health '5pm' External Speakers Seminar Series. Speaker information: Professor Alissa Goodman, Professor Alice Sullivan, and Professor Emla Fitzsimons, all from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), Department for Quantitative Social Science, UCL Institute of Education. 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

8 October, 2015 - SLMS Introduction to Information Governance

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

IT for SLMS is holding another SLMS Introduction to Information Governance training and awareness event. 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, will count towards your information governance training needs 'Introduction to Information Governance' under the SLMS Information Governance Framework. On passing the assessment, a certificate will be issued and your training recorded on the SLMS information governance training register. Please note: This training does not cover NHS Trust information governance obligations.

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

Contact: SLMS IG services

Email: slms.pid@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 October, 2015 - Second International Conference on In Utero Transplantation and Fetal Gene Therapy

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This two day conference will cover the very latest research on in utero transplantation, fetal immunology and fetal gene therapy. Following the successful inaugural conference in San Francisco in April 2014, the theme of this second meeting is “Translating fetal stem cell and gene therapies into the clinic”. Hear the latest research on treating haemoglobinopathies and brittle bone diseases using fetal approaches. Understand recent discoveries about the developing fetal immune system. The conference is an ideal opportunity for scientists and clinicians working in regenerative medicine, stem cell transplantation, gene therapy and congenital disease to learn more about fetal approaches to treating congenital disease. PhD and MD students are particularly encouraged to submit their research for presentation. Deadline for sbstract submissions is 16th August. There will be ample opportunity to network and develop future research ideas and collaboration.

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

Contact: ICH Events

Email: info@ichevents.com

Phone: +44 207 905 2675 or +44 207 905 2699

12 October, 2015 - Recovery from Disaster: Symposium, Book Launch and Reception

Time: 18:00:00 - 21:00:00

Hosted by: UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction. This event will celebrate the publication of a new book entitled Recovery from Disaster, written by Professor Ian Davis (Visiting Professor in Disaster Management at Copenhagen, Lund, Kyoto and Oxford Brookes Universities) and David Alexander (UCL-IRDR). The book was published by Routledge Ltd on 8th September 2015. The evening will consist of a 90-minute symposium and discussion on the theme of recovery from disaster, including a short presentation of the scope and contents of the book. A panel of experts in the field will debate the issues associated with recovery policy and practice, provision of shelter and involvement of local stakeholders. The symposium will be followed by a reception, at which copies of the book will be available for inspection and purchase. The panel will include the authors and three experts on reconstruction after disaster.

Location: Room G06 , Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: Serena Tagliacozzo

Email: serena.tagliacozzo.13@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 October, 2015 - UCLPartners Education Conference: Educating for Patient-Centred Care

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

This year's UCLPartners Education Conference will focus on patient-centred care. There will be a range of speakers and workshops addressing all aspects of education around patient-centred care. Topics will include good practice sharing in particular specialties; newer models of working and training; and some presentations about the patient experience and how this can contribute to training. This conference would be of interest to a variety of delegates, including doctors, training faculty and postgraduate trainees, but also non-medical health service staff and patients and carers. We hope that patients, carers, and trainees will be central to the discussion on the day. Poster submissions on quality improvement initiatives are welcome. For now, please save the date. More details will follow. For updates please follow us on #UCLPEduConf15

Location: Royal College of General Practitioners, 30 Euston Square, London, NW1 2FB

Contact: Fiona McCafferty

Email: Fiona.mccafferty@uclpartners.com

Phone: Please email

14 October, 2015 - UCL Infection, Immunology and Inflammation (III) Symposium 2015

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This event, held in partnership with UCLPartners, will bring researchers together from across UCL and beyond, enabling cross-disciplinary interaction and encouraging new collaborations. Eminent speakers from UCL and our partner organisations will be presenting their ground-breaking work and answering your questions. We are also holding an abstract competition for early career researchers in both the basic and clinical sciences. Tickets for the UCL Infection, Immunology and Inflammation Symposium have now sold out. However, please add your details to the waiting list and if a ticket becomes available you will be contacted automatically with further instructions on how to book your ticket.

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

Contact: Jessica Grant

Email: jessica.grant@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

16 October, 2015 - International Consortium for Trials of Chemotherapeutic Agents in Tuberculosis (INTERTB) - “WHITHER SHORT-COURSE CHEMOTHERAPY?”

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

Always an excellent meeting and is open to all those interested. Lunch provided. Please contact Amina Jindani for the agenda and to register if you are interested in attending.

Location: Hyde Park Room, First Floor, Hunter Wing, St George’s Hospital, St George's, University of London, Blackshaw Road, Tooting, , London , SW17 0QT

Contact: Amina Jindani

Email: ajindani@sgul.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

21 October, 2015 - 6th Discovering Start-Ups Competition

Time: 09:30:00 - 12:00:00

Calling All UK and European Technology Start Up Companies and Entrepreneurs Are you a technology start-up, early stage wireless company or entrepreneur? Want to get noticed and pitch your idea to an elite panel of industry leaders and potential investors? The 6th Discovering Start-Ups Competition is FREE to ENTER! Fifteen finalists will pitch their ideas, technologies and innovative products to an elite judging panel of business leaders from Deloitte UK, Google, BT, IBM, Samsung, London Business Angels and many more. Five winners will each receive a £5k prize fund plus more. This is a unique opportunity to showcase YOUR innovative idea or product and gain valuable PR exposure to the world of investors and technology industry.

Location: Deloitte, 2 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3BZ

Contact: Anna Nadolna

Email: anna.nadolna@cambridgewireless.co.uk

Phone: Please email

22 October, 2015 - UCL/Rosetrees Interdisciplinary Symposium - Smart Technologies for Health

Time: 14:00:00 - 17:00:00

Please reserve this date in your diary for the UCL/Rosetrees Interdisciplinary Symposium. The theme is ‘Smart Technologies for Health’ and exciting talks will span from big data and mobile diagnostics to robotics, advanced imaging, smart therapeutics and behaviour change. The meeting will be opened by the Provost and Chair of Rosetrees. Invited speakers include Mark Lythgoe, Steve Hilton, Susan Michie, Rui Loureiro and Rachel McKendry. Further details will follow in due course.

Location: , Bloomsbury , London,

Contact: Anita Waterman

Email: a.waterman@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

22 October, 2015 - What Will Happen When Artificial Intelligence and the Internet Meet the Professions?

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

Organised by UCL Laws

The Future of the Professions (OUP, 2015) sets out two futures for the professions, both rest on technology. This book raises some interesting issues that are important for the legal, medical and other professions and is already attracting considerable media attention. This multi-disciplinary event showcases a small panel of leading figures from different professional perspectives to comment on the key themes.

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

Contact: Cat Balogun

Email: c.balogun@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 8509

26 October, 2015 - What do young people think about the Holocaust? A national study with international significance

Time: 17:15:00 - 19:30:00

What do young people know about the Holocaust and why does it matter? The UCL Centre for Holocaust Education is launching its latest major research into what young people in English secondary schools know and understand about the Holocaust. This major study, the first of it's kind anywhere in the world, involved surveying more than 8,000 school children. The findings have huge significance for education about the Holocaust both in the UK and internationally. Emerging findings already tell us that large numbers of young people do not understand the role that Britain played during the Holocaust, even after they have studied it at school. Please RSVP at holocaust@ioe.ac.uk

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

Contact: Ashleigh Thomson

Email: holocaust@ioe.ac.uk


4 November, 2015 - Growing Up Happy in England: Evidence-Based Approaches to Wellbeing and Implications for Policy

Time: 09:15:00 - 16:30:00

The mental health and wellbeing of children and young people are key policy priorities. The development of evidence-based approaches to improving wellbeing is vital to the development of effective policies and services. This conference, run by the Children’s Policy Research Unit and the Population, Policy and Practice Programme at the UCL Institute of Child Health will bring together a range of research perspectives, with a focus on the wider social determinants of wellbeing and the improvement of mental health and wellbeing in different settings. The conference will draw together key messages for policy and future research. Keynote speaker: Professor Lord Richard Layard, Director, Wellbeing Programme, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics

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

Contact: Children's Policy Research Unit

Email: linda.haines@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 November, 2015 - Bullying Experience and Effects: UK Evidence

Time: 09:30:00 - 12:00:00

This seminar will be hosted by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies in collaboration with the Anti-Bullying Alliance. In the lead-up to Anti-Bullying Week 2015, the event will introduce third and public sector stakeholders to the most recent findings from three of Britain’s internationally-renowned cohort studies: Next Steps, the Millennium Cohort Study and the National Child Development Study. We have chosen this topic as it takes advantage of the unique opportunity provided by the proximity of the Festival (7-14 November) to Anti-Bullying Week (16-20 November). At the time of the Festival, anti-bullying organisations, local and national government will be preparing awareness campaigns on this year’s theme of bullying and mental health. In previous years, longitudinal evidence has featured prominently in the Anti-Bullying Week campaigns. By bringing together leading academics, practitioners and campaigners, this event stands to generate some direct impact for the social sciences.

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Centre for Longitudinal Studies, UCL Institute of Education

Email: cls@ioe.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7612 6875

9 November, 2015 - Global Food Security: Adaptation, Resilience and Risk

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Food security is one of the most critical issues facing the world today. As the world’s growing population continues to put pressure on a system already under strain, and with food demand only expected to increase the consequences of food shortages, from price spikes to malnutrition, will be acute. Furthermore the many problems affecting global food security including changing climate and weather patterns, competition for land, environmental regulations, pests and diseases, inadequate infrastructure and changing consumption patterns, only add to the challenges of providing adequate and stable supply. This two day symposium will consist of a mix of plenary, panel and networking sessions with speakers from both UCL and other universities in the UK and overseas as well as featuring grassroots community organisations to high profile national and international speakers. Times: Monday 9 November - 12.30-18.30 Tuesday 10 November - 09.30-15.00

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

Contact: Kiran Dhillon

Email: k.dhillon@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 5935

9 November, 2015 - Innovate 2015: The Global Spotlight on UK Innovation

Time: 11:30:00 - 12:00:00

Innovate UK and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) are offering a unique opportunity to showcase your innovation. This is a two-day event designed to stimulate opportunities for innovation, export and investment for the UK's most innovative companies, at all growth stages. With attendees ranging from international investors, buyers and visionary entrepreneurs, to government and academia, you can showcase your most cutting-edge products to over 3,000 attendees at Innovate 2015. As well as the showcase, the event also includes inspirational keynote speeches; practical workshops; in-depth market-focused seminars; one-to-one meetings with international buyers and investors; and a Support Zone, highlighting the breadth of Government support for innovation and internationalisation.

Location: , 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, London, EC3R 6DX

Contact: Innovate UK

Email: Send online enquiry - https://www.events.ukti.gov.uk/innovate-uk-2015/page/contact-us-2/

Phone: 020 7034 4842

9 November, 2015 - Workshop on Behavioural Public Policy: Theory and Practice

Time: 10:00:00 - 18:30:00

This one-day event, organised by UCL’s Centre for Ethics and Law, seeks to bring together academics from economics, law, philosophy, politics, and psychology to discuss behavioural public policy issues in an accessible and interdisciplinary manner. In line with the centre’s aims, the topics for discussion will range across both normative and empirical concerns that many have with this important development in policy-making. Chair: Professor Richard Moorhead, University College London. This workshop is supported by: UCL Centre for Behaviour Change

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

Contact: UCL Faculty of Laws events team

Email: laws-events@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 November, 2015 - 2015 UCL Lancet Lecture

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

Organised by UCL Institute for Global Health

Amina J. Mohammed will discuss the recent historic and unprecedented agreement by global heads of state and government to focus the post-2015 development agenda on poverty eradication and sustainable development.

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

Contact: UCL Events Team

Email: events@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 3838

13 November, 2015 - Anniversary Conference: Celebrating 30 Years of Excellence in Epidemiology and Public Health

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In 1985 the UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health was formed. To celebrate this 30th anniversary we are holding a one-day conference to reflect on past achievements and to discuss the future direction of social epidemiology and public health policy. Session 1 – Social determinants of health inequalities – future directions for research. Session 2 – Healthy ageing in the 21st century. Session 3 – Reinvigorating public health policy. Session 4 – Epidemiology and Public Health: The next 30 years.

Location: Royal College of General Practitioners , 30 Euston Square, London, NW1 2FB

Contact: Floriana Bortolotti

Email: f.bortolotti@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 207 679 1681

13 November, 2015 - Public Health Science: A National Conference Dedicated to New Research in UK Public Health

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

LSHTM, UCL, UK Health Forum, and The Lancet invite abstract submissions for Public Health Science 2015. The core of the event will consist of submitted papers, and peer-reviewed abstracts will be published by The Lancet, online and in print. Abstracts can be submitted under any of the following three themes: creativity and innovation in public health science; new methodological approaches to public health science; and implementing public health science in policy and practice. We believe that part of the success of this event is the high quality of public health science and diversity of methods presented. As well as providing a forum for innovative research, the day culminates in a final session focusing on implementation of science in policy and practice. Since its inception the conference has brought together early career researchers and senior academics, creating a unique environment for learning and collaboration that we hope will strengthen UK Public Health science.

Location: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London , WC1E 7HT

Contact: Rob Aldridge

Email: r.aldridge@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

25 November, 2015 - Achieving a World Without Medication Error: e-Prescribing and Medication Management Symposium

Time: 09:00:00 - 15:00:00

With so many NHS Trusts now implementing e-Prescribing and Medicines Management solutions, there is much to learn around the opportunities and impact on the workforce. UCL Institute for Digital Health and UCL School of Pharmacy, together with Cerner, are excited to invite you to attend this joint symposium designed to share learnings on academic research, functional implementations, and performance improvement and workforce management against three key themes: Medication safety, Patient experience and quality of care, and Adoption and workforce. A detailed agenda will follow shortly and we look forward to seeing you in November.

Location: Cerner Collaboration Centre, The Point 37 North Wharf Road , London, W2 1AF

Contact: UCL Institute for Digital Health

Email: digital.health@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

28 November, 2015 - Countdown 2030

Time: 09:00:00 - 18:00:00

Countdown 2030 brings together academics and the Millennial generation for a one-day debate on the roadmap to 2030: the deadline for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The conference will take place over two London locations: Bloomsbury and East London. In Bloomsbury, an academic conference and in East London, a series of pop-up workshops and installations. Each site will have the opportunity to intervene on the other, initiating a debate between locations. Countdown 2030 is organised by the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity in collaboration with UCL Grand Challenges.

Location: UCL Bloomsbury Campus , Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Hannah Sender

Email: hannah.sender.13@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)7501067310

30 November, 2015 - CLOSER Conference: The Importance of Early Years, Childhood and Adolescence

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

This inter-disciplinary conference showcases outstanding longitudinal research on how early life influences our health, education, employment and other outcomes. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear from leading experts from across the social and biomedical sciences.

Location: Conference Centre, British Libary, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

Contact: Emma Saville

Email: e.saville@ioe.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7612 6746

2 December, 2015 - Frailty Community of Practice - Transforming Services: Looking Through the Eyes of Patients and Carers

Time: 14:00:00 -

Open to those involved in the delivery of care for older people As our population ages we are seeing an increase in the proportion of older people and those living with frailty, many of whom have complex and multiple needs. A group of people from across healthcare, social care and the voluntary sector, are keen to come together as a London-wide community of practice to share ideas, the challenges they have encountered in managing this complex population, and similarly learn from the experiences of others. This community of practice is open to anyone with an interest in planning or delivering care and support to older people. We would be delighted if you or your colleagues would like to join - all that is required is enthusiasm to share and learn! Each event will include presentations on innovative practice from keynote speakers (which will be confirmed nearer the time) and include time for group discussion and networking.

Location: UCLPartners, 170 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7HA

Contact: Laura Stuart

Email: laura.stuart@uclpartners.com

Phone: Please email

3 December, 2015 - Evaluating and Measuring the Impact of Involving Patients, Carers and the Public

Time: 09:30:00 - 12:00:00

We need to engage hearts and minds in our work, and be able to demonstrate to our population the value of being involved with us. This is about demonstrating impact and clearly evaluating all activity as a matter of course, creating a culture where patient, carer and public involvement and engagement is valued. In an environment where NHS Foundation Trusts have a deficit of £321 million, five times more than planned, evaluating activity and demonstrating impact is a crucial element of business planning and ensuring the creation of patient-centred education, research, and services through this time of financial difficulty. We have focused, on the whole, on the moral imperative to engage and involve patients, with less focus on developing new evidence about improving health and care research, education and services through involving and engaging our populations. We will begin to examine this work in this masterclass.

Location: UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: UCLPartners

Email: Contact via Eventbrite page

Phone: Please email

22 February, 2016 - Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) 2016

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This annual conference brings together top basic, translational, and clinical researchers from around the world to share the latest studies, important developments, and best research methods in the ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases. CROI is a global model of collaborative science and the premier international venue for bridging basic and clinical investigation into clinical practice in the field of HIV and related viruses. Webcasts, abstracts, electronic posters, and other electronic resources from CROI 2016 will be available online via webcast.

Location: Hynes Convention Center, , Boston,

Contact: Info

Email: CROIinfo@iasusa.org

Phone: (415) 544-9400

24 February, 2016 - 2nd Behaviour Change Conference: Digital Health and Wellbeing

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

The UCL Centre for Behaviour Change is delighted to announce its second Behaviour Change conference, 'Digital Health and Wellbeing'. The conference will be hosted in association with the new UCL Institute of Digital Health. It will be a unique 2-day event that brings the science of behaviour change, health, and technology expertise across disciplines to all those interested in developing and evaluating digital interventions and products. *Conference Registration is now open - book now!* *Abstract submission open - Deadline 1st October - submit abstract now*

Location: Senate House, Malet Place Gower Street , London, WC1E 7HU

Contact: Dr Stephanie Lietz

Email: behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1627

17 March, 2016 - UCLPartners Introduction to Quality Improvement

Time: 09:30:00 - 16:30:00

UCLPartners is committed to supporting our partners to build communities who have the capability to deliver improvement across the partnership. This one day session is aimed at anyone interested in learning about the methodology and models UCLPartners use to support quality improvement work, covering all the basics necessary to understand and participate in QI initiatives. The session aim is to deliver a package including all the basics necessary to understand and participate in Quality Improvement initiatives. Open to all UCLPartners and partner organisation employees, and all UCLPartners postgraduate trainees and those in the Frontier (SASG) programme

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Rachana Bhatt

Email: Rachana.bhatt@uclpartners.com

Phone: Please email

27 April, 2016 - Third Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health: Evidence to Impact in Public Health

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**Call for papers now open - Deadline 5pm 21st September**. What counts as ‘evidence’ and whether we can ‘create impact’ are contested issues. This conference will aim to explore these debates in relation to the field of public health and wellbeing. We are now accepting submissions from academics, policy makers & practitioners. To make a submission for an oral, poster, symposium or workshop presentation please complete the online form - deadline, 5pm Monday 21 September. Registration will open at the beginning of October, early-bird rates until 31 January 2016.

Location: Hilton Hotel, , Newcastle Gateshead,

Contact: Laura Ritson at Fuse

Email: Laura.Ritson@newcastle.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

22 June, 2016 - UCLPartners Introduction to Quality Improvement

Time: 09:30:00 - 16:30:00

UCLPartners is committed to supporting our partners to build communities who have the capability to deliver improvement across the partnership. This one day session is aimed at anyone interested in learning about the methodology and models UCLPartners use to support quality improvement work, covering all the basics necessary to understand and participate in QI initiatives. The session aim is to deliver a package including all the basics necessary to understand and participate in Quality Improvement initiatives. Open to all UCLPartners and partner organisation employees, and all UCLPartners postgraduate trainees and those in the Frontier (SASG) programme

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Rachana Bhatt

Email: Rachana.bhatt@uclpartners.com

Phone: Please email