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Seminars and Events
Monday 20 May 2013 - Workshop on PPI and improving recruitment
9.30am – 1.00pm, Room 2.18, Chadwick Building, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT - followed by tour of the CRF at 25 Grafton Way, WC1E 6DB
The NIHR University College London Hospitals Biomedical
Research Centre is running this workshop with Macmillan Cancer Support on
Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) and recruitment. The workshop is open to
researchers and lay people and will look at how actively involving patients and
the public can help researchers improve recruitment. The aim is to provide an
in-depth exploration of the powerful way in which involving people in the
design and development of research studies can impact on recruitment to trials
For more information please visit The NIHR University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre website .
To book a place please contact Madeleine Stewart (Communications & PPI Officer) at email@example.com or +44 (0)203 108 2199
Tuesday 21 May 2013 - UCL Physical Activity Research Group (PARG) Lunchtime Open Seminar: Standing up for children's health
1.00pm, Room G37/38, 1-19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7HB
Speaker: Professor Anthony Okely (Professorial Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences,
University of Wollongong, Australia; Director, Interdisciplinary Educational Research
Institute, University of Wollongong, Australia)
Young children spend a large proportion of their day in sedentary behaviour. This may not be good for their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development. If ways can be found to promote less sedentariness (i.e., sitting) and more standing and light-intensity physical activity this may help them to be more active, enhance their self-regulation and, ultimately, their school readiness. Higher levels of school readiness have been associated with greater educational and economic outcomes later in life. Promoting more standing and other incidental activity, especially in childcare settings would involve making some key changes to the physical environment and to policies and practices such as replacing chairs with standing desks, allowing children to move more freely during and between activities, and breaking up sitting time with energy breaks.
Wednesday 29 May 2013 - Packed Lunch Lecture: Population
1.00-2.00pm, Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE
Speaker: Professor Therese Hesketh (UCL Center for International Health and Development)
What is the impact of China's one-child policy? Since its introduction in 1979 the policy has had a direct impact on the lives of over one-fifth of the world's population. It has influenced reproductive choice, preferred family size and access to abortion. In a country where preference for sons is common, and where there is easy access to abortion, it has also contributed to an excess of male births and an imbalance in the sex ratio of the population. This has wide-ranging consequences with marriageable men being vulnerable to depression and aggression. And yet despite these problems, China has arguably taken the lead in addressing on of the 21st century's most pressing issues: population.
For more information please visit the Wellcome Collection website.
21-22 June 2013 - Exercise Medicine
Royal Society Of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE
inactivity causes more premature deaths than smoking. There is overwhelming evidence that low physical activity is the major
contributor to non-communicable diseases, and increasing evidence that
sedentary behaviour is a separate but equally important risk factor that needs
to be addressed.
This two day international conference will bring together experts, leaders and innovators working in exercise medicine to discuss their latest research. Delegates will leave the conference with an increased understanding of how to encourage physical activity within their communities, and help beat the biggest public health issue of our time.
For more information and to register to attend please visit The Royal Society of Medicine website.
24 -28 June 2013 - Research Methods in Sexual Health and HIV
This 5-day intensive course is run by The Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research and is taught by leading UCL researchers. It is designed for all those within the field of sexual health wishing to improve their research skills. Through a series of seminars and practical sessions related to HIV, STIs, Sexual and Reproductive Health Research, the course aims to teach the following:The principles of formulating a research question and designing a project
- Qualitative, quantitative, bio-statistical and epidemiological research methods
- A practical guide to research governance, ethical approval and good practice in research
- How to critically appraise scientific literature
- Presenting at conferences and getting scientific papers published
- £595 full fees
- £325 for full time students and individuals from middle/low income countries (World Bank classification)For further details (including a course leaflet) please go to our website:
For more information please visit the UCL Infection and Population Health Courses website.