Personalised Medicine

Personalised Medicine Events

30 August, 2015 - i-sense Presents "Bug Hunters" at Spark Festival London

Time: 11:00:00 - 18:00:00

i-sense will be at this year's Spark Festival London with our interactive stall 'Bug Hunters'. Where will you be when the next disease outbreak strikes? Infectious diseases are an inevitable part of life - constantly emerging and evolving - but that doesn’t mean we can’t stop them in their tracks! Join us on an interactive journey through our hunt for bugs - to identify disease outbreaks much earlier than ever before. We will show you how the technologies you use everyday - mobile phones, apps, search engines, social media - can be used to rapidly test and track infectious diseases. You can see for yourself, with the chance to use our mobile tests and read out your “diagnosis” in minutes. There will be plenty of fun, hands-on activities, from art projects and puzzle competitions to helping us spread a “disease” around the festival - you never know when you could be interacting with someone with an infection! Come along and find out how you can help us fight infectious diseases!

Location: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London,

Contact: Kailey Nolan

Email: k.nolan@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

1 September, 2015 - Athena Swan Showcase 2015: Life in an Established Post

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

Hosted by the UCL Division of Infection & Immunity. Speakers include Professor Anne Johnson, UCL and Professor Wendy Barclay, Imperial College London. "This exciting event has been developed by our Divisional Athena SWAN working group as one of a series of annual events that aim to illustrate to early career scientists the range of opportunities offered by an academic career. We very much hope that it will be well-attended by junior and senior members of our division and early career scientists from allied Divisions are also warmly invited." - Professor Paul Griffiths, Host.

Location: Pearson Lecture Theare, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Jade Donovan

Email: j.donovan@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 3108 2133

1 September, 2015 - Introduction to Genetic Epidemiology in the GWAS era 2015

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

A series of short courses from UCL Genetics Institute - Bloomsbury Centre for Genetic Epidemiology and Statistics. Genetic epidemiology holds great potential for personalised medicine and improved biological knowledge of disease processes. This course provides an introduction to the design, analysis and interpretation of genetic studies of disease, with a focus on state of the art analysis of genomewide association scans. The course is 4 days long, on days 1 and 2, basic genetics will be introduced and relevant statistical methods for linkage and association analysis will be described. Days 3 and 4 will cover the design and analysis of genomewide association scans, including emerging applications to risk prediction and biological pathway analysis.

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

Contact: Simona Wade

Email: s.wade@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020731084006

8 September, 2015 - 'What Works For Us' - Share and Learn on Understanding Patient Experience

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

Making sense of patient experience feedback data and making improvements based on the insights continues to be a challenge for our partners and experience leads. This workshop will be a chance to get together with other UCLPartners experience leads to discuss how they learn and improve. This will be an 'all share, all teach, all learn' opportunity with some great leads sharing their practice.

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

Contact: UCLPartners

Email: Contact via Eventbrite registration page

Phone: 020 7679 6633

10 September, 2015 - The Serine-Threonine Kinase, Tpl2, is Required for Neutrophil Antimicrobial Functions

Time: -

Speaker: Nicole Acuff, PhD candidate at the University of Georgia (USA). Nicole Acuff is currently working towards the completion of her doctoral degree in the laboratory of Dr. Wendy Watford at the University of Georgia. Her research focuses on the immunoregulatory properties of the serine/threonine kinase, Tpl2. Because Tpl2 enhances inflammation by promoting expression of cytokines, chemokines and other inflammatory mediators, Tpl2 inhibitors are being investigated as therapeutics for treating autoimmune diseases. Nicole is specifically investigating how Tpl2 regulates to the differentiation and effector functions of inflammatory Th17 cells, including neutrophil recruitment and functions. Information gleaned from these studies should help to understand how Tpl2 contributes to host defense and immunopathology.

Location: LT3 , Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, Hampstead, NW3 2PF

Contact: Aimee Kennedy

Email: aimee.kennedy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

11 September, 2015 - European Research Council Starting Grants - UCL SLMS Information Event

Time: 13:45:00 - 16:00:00

The SLMS Research Coordination Office, in collaboration with the UCL European Research and Innovation Office, is holding this event for SLMS research staff who are interested in applying for European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants. The ERC Starting Grants support excellent researchers with between two and seven years’ postdoctoral research to establish their own independent research team or programme. This event will therefore be a great opportunity for interested researchers to ask questions about the grants and register for a follow-up one-to-one session with a Research Facilitator, where they will be able to discuss their application in more detail. The deadline for the next round of ERC Starting Grants is 17 November 2015.

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

Contact: Cassie Harley-Boyce

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

Phone: 020 7679 6168

15 September, 2015 - The EU Health Programme 2014-2020

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The new EU Health Programme aims to build on the achievements of the previous EU Health Programme and better enable health to contribute to economic growth and the Europe 2020 objectives. Calls for proposals: The EU Health Programme launched its work plan for 2015 on 2 June. The calls for proposals for projects were published on 5 June on the ‘participants portal’, with a deadline of 15 September 2015. For further information please visit the NHS Confederation website or contact Sarah Godman.

Location: , , ,

Contact: Sarah Godman

Email: sarah.godman@nhsconfed.org

Phone: Please email

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

Contact: SLMS IG services

Email: slms.pid@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

18 September, 2015 - UCLPartners Quality Forum

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

The UCLPartners Quality Forum, hosted by Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT), will focus on learning from patients, families and staff, and being open when things go wrong. Margaret Murphy, an inspirational patient advocate from the Republic of Ireland, is one of 70 International Society for Quality in Health Care patient safety experts, and one of two patient representatives appointed by the Irish Minister for Health on a national safety commission. Margaret will speak about her personal experience of the loss of her son as a result of a series of health care errors. From BHRUT there will be talks from patients and teams working to promote open dialogue and learning. The team will share how the trust is working with patients to improve services, including embedding the trust’s PRIDE values into induction and daily behaviours; their introduction of Schwartz rounds; and how they take learning from patients and families to the next level.

Location: UCLPartners Boardroom, 3rd Floor 170 Tottenham Court Road, London , W1T 7HA

Contact: UCLPartners

Email: Online contact form - http://www.uclpartners.com/contact-us

Phone: 020 7679 6633

22 September, 2015 - Frailty Community of Practice: New Pathways for Facilitating Timely Discharge

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

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, Frailty Programme Manager

Email: laura.stuart@uclpartners.com

Phone: Please email

22 September, 2015 - NIHR CLAHRC North Thames Academy Research in Practice Course

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Incorporating a mixture of plenary teaching and hands on practical exercises, the course will take participants through formulating a search question, finding and accessing research literature, and appraising both its quality and relevance to their workplace. Who should attend: those who work in NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups and Local Authorities. After attending this workshop, you will have the skills and knowledge to formulate a focused literature search question, locate relevant research literature, critically appraise the quality of published research, and assess the applicability of research to their workplace. The workshop is free for staff working in NIHR CLAHRC North Thames partner organisations, and £250 for other attendees. For more information and to register please go to the application form, or email Kate Collins.

Location: Central London (details are confirmed at registration), , ,

Contact: Kate Collins

Email: kate.collins@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

24 September, 2015 - AF and Stroke: We Can Do Better

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

This conference is aimed at primary care providers, health service commissioners, strategic clinical and academic health sciences networks who are seeking to prioritise or who are currently working to improve the detection and management of AF in their population. Conference objectives: lllustrate the health and social care impact of AF-related stroke; Draw on the evidence to improve detection and management of AF for optimal health outcomes; Discuss and overcome the key challenges in implementing guidance; Improve understanding and use of data, toolkits and resources; Share good practice models that have illustrated impact; Create a platform for learning and networking across the system; Improve management of AF patients’ stroke risk.

Location: Kings Fund, 11-13 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN

Contact: The King's Fund events team

Email: events@kingsfund.org.uk

Phone: 020 7307 2596

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

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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Registration is now open for the annual UCL Infection, Immunology and Inflammation Symposium. 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 present their ground-breaking work and answer your questions. We are also holding an abstract competition for early career researchers in both the basic and clinical sciences. Abstracts must be submitted using the Eventbrite registration link. The deadline for submitting abstracts is Monday 7 September.

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

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

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

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

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

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