Personalised Medicine

Personalised Medicine Events

8 February, 2016 - How altered NK cell metabolism may contribute to chronic viral infections

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

UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme - Winter Term 2016. Speaker: Dr Clair Gardiner, School of Biochemistry and Immunology, Trinity College Dublin. Host: Professor Mala Maini (m.maini@ucl.ac.uk). If you would like to meet the speaker after the seminar please contact the host.

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

Contact: Jason Coyne

Email: j.coyne@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 February, 2016 - Lessons from applying the emotional resilience evidence base into practice

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

The evidence base for interventions which build emotional resilience in vulnerable adolescents is limited and there are few examples of implementation in the UK. This Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU) talk will describe a pilot programme (Newham HeadStart) in Newham, London which has sought to develop such an approach through implementing a number of evidence based resilience interventions into practice across the population. It will focus on challenges which have been encountered in doing so and some of the lessons for implementation of such preventative interventions. The talk is by Dr Simon Munk, Emotional Resilience Lead at UCLPartners and Children and Young People Mental Health and Resilience Strategic Lead for the London Borough of Newham. Aimed at researchers, providers, commissioners and school staff.

Location: Anna Freud Centre, 4-8 Rodney Street, London, N1 9JH

Contact: Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU)

Email: EBPU@Annafreud.org

Phone: Please email

9 February, 2016 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity internal speaker programme

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

Speakers: Miss Kristine Oleinika - ‘Regulatory B cells control inflammation through the induction of suppressive invariant Natural Killer T cells’; and Professor Ariberto Fassati - ‘A capsid-dependent integration program linking T cell activation to HIV-1 gene expression’. Please note: Due to a new central UCL policy. All PhD students are now required to sign into each internal seminar to keep a track of attendance records and engagement. All staff and students are welcome.

Location: Chadwick LT, Chadwick Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Jason Coyne

Email: j.coyne@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 February, 2016 - UCLDH open house: call for re-engagement with UCL Centre for Digital Humanities

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

Five years on from the founding of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, UCL has changed and grown immensely, and we’d like to make sure we are engaging with the research community as we plan our next five years of activity. Would you like to know more about UCLDH? Would you like to become part of our network? We are hosting an “Open House” event in order for us to meet others across UCL who may be interested in hearing more about UCLDH, and thinking about getting involved. How can we help you in your work? How can you help us? We look forward to welcoming you to the UCLDH Open House to meet and discuss your, and our, work. Registration is required to confirm numbers, and if you can’t make the date but would like to talk further, please contact Professor Melissa Terras, Director of UCLDH, so we can talk to you at some other time.

Location: Arts and Humanities Common Room, G24 Foster Court, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Professor Melissa Terras

Email: m.terras@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 February, 2016 - UCLPartners patient safety stakeholder engagement event

Time: 12:30:00 -

The UCLPartners Patient Safety Programme is keen to share work to date and hear more about the priorities, challenges and good practice stories from our partners. The agenda includes a series of table discussions and short presentations on patient safety work across UCLPartners, patient involvement in patient safety, measurement, Sign up to Safety and patient safety in primary care.

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

Contact: UCLPartners

Email: contact@uclpartners.com

Phone: Please email

15 February, 2016 - Human antibody responses in dengue point to a new vaccine candidate

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

UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme - Winter Term 2016. Speaker: Professor Gavin Screaton, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London. Host: Professor Greg Towers (g.towers@ucl.ac.uk). If you would like to meet the speaker after the seminar please contact the host.

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

Contact: Jason Coyne

Email: j.coyne@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

18 February, 2016 - UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation seminar series

Time: 12:00:00 - 13:00:00

Speaker: Dr Kevin Couper, University of Manchester

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

Contact: Aimee Kennedy

Email: aimee.kennedy@ucl.ac.uk

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

22 February, 2016 - Fun & games: digital learning, training and rehabilitation

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

This event will celebrate the increasing popularity of serious games, apps for training, learning and rehabilitation. However, how do we know if they actually work? This event will feature senior keynote speakers outlining the challenges of assessment of series games for health and a panel discussing future directions of games technologies from educational, clinical and computer science perspectives. Hands on showcase will present demos developed at UCL/ UCLP, at industry or start-ups. Part of UCL's Festival for Digital Health.

Location: Main Quad Pavilion, Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Patty Kostkova

Email: p.kostkova@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

22 February, 2016 - Learning about tuberculosis from the zebrafish

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

UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme - Winter Term 2016. Speaker: Professor Lalita Ramakrishnan, Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge. Host: Dr Maddy Norusadeghi (m.noursadeghi@ucl.ac.uk). If you would like to meet the speaker after the seminar please contact the host.

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

Contact: Jason Coyne

Email: j.coyne@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

22 February, 2016 - MiniMD cancer

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MiniMD is a two-week intensive course that provides non-clinical scientists with direct insight into the clinical pathway. Participants will meet patients, experience the elements of the clinical pathway and engage with clinicians. Participants on MiniMD in Cancer will gain first hand clinically supervised experience. MiniMD will focus on breast cancer and will be particularly relevant for those working in translational research. Any scientist working in solid tumour biology will also benefit from the course. MiniMD is suitable for non-clinical scientists with varying degrees of experience, from postdoctoral researchers to senior academics. The deadline for registration is Thursday 10 December 2015. To register, please fill in the registration form and return it along with your CV to Colby Benari by Thursday 10 December 2015.

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

Contact: Colby Benari

Email: c.benari@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 6635

22 February, 2016 - UCLPartners heart failure: making it better together

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

Bringing together people who deliver heart failure services to understand the challenges, co-create solutions and diffuse learning across the health economy. In this afternoon workshop followed by supper, there will be an opportunity for you to discuss heart failure data from your locality with colleagues; and share your examples of best practice and priorities for improvement with your peers from neighbouring trusts. The full event details, including venue and agenda will be circulated soon. In the meantime, please register for the event to ensure a place.

Location: Central London - venue to be confirmed, , ,

Contact: UCLPartners

Email: contact@uclpartners.com

Phone: Please email

25 February, 2016 - ICH rare diseases elevator pitch event

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

Elevator pitches are two-minute presentations describing the outline of an idea to improve any aspect of treatment or diagnosis in the field of rare diseases. Presentations will be followed by three minutes Q&A from a panel of “dragons” from pharma and biotech companies. This will be an interactive event with the audience voting on each pitch. There will also be an opportunity to network with the invited guests from industry at the subsequent wine reception after the event. To take part, send your brief proposal and contact details to Chris Thalasselis (ich.ggm.programme@ucl.ac.uk). A Networking Reception to discuss ideas further over drinks between scientists, clinicians and business representatives as well as representatives of UCL Business, UCL Consultants and the UCL Translational Research Office

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

Contact: Steve Hart or Phil Beales

Email: s.hart@ucl.ac.uk; p.beales@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

25 February, 2016 - Virtual virology seminar series

Time: 16:00:00 -

The format of the meeting is a presenting group of 3 speakers, each talking for 25 minutes plus question time. They are introduced by a representative or head of their research group. Confirmed speaker: Peter Cherepanov, Francis Crick Institute. If you are interested in attending, please contact Isabel Lubeiro

Location: , Bloomsbury, ,

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

29 February, 2016 - Improving vaccine immunogenicity by modulation of viral immunomodulators

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

UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme - Winter Term 2016. Speaker: Professor Geoffrey Smith, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge. Host: Dr Clare Jolly (c.jolly@ucl.ac.uk). If you would like to meet the speaker after the seminar please contact the host.

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

Contact: Jason Coyne

Email: j.coyne@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

3 March, 2016 - UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation seminar series

Time: 12:00:00 - 13:00:00

Speaker: Dr Steve Jenkins, University of Edinburgh

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

Contact: Aimee Kennedy

Email: aimee.kennedy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

7 March, 2016 - Size matters: the immune and hematological consequences of splenomegaly in visceral leishmaniasis

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

UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme - Winter Term 2016. Speaker: Professor Paul Kaye, Centre for Immunology and Infection, University of York. Host: Professor Benny Chain (b.chain@ucl.ac.uk). If you would like to meet the speaker after the seminar please contact the host.

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

Contact: Jason Coyne

Email: j.coyne@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

7 March, 2016 - UCL Centre for Immunodeficiency winter school: advances in primary immunodeficiency

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Set in the beautiful surroundings of Cumberland Lodge in the Great Park of Windsor, this three day residential course will cover adaptive and innate primary immunodeficiency diseases (PID). An ESID endorsed event aimed primarily at clinicians, the programme will focus on scientific advances in the basic mechanisms and management of PID. In addition to lectures, there will be time set aside for case presentation and the opportunity for informal discussions. The school is an EDID-endorsed event. School highlights: Immunodeficiency with immune dysregulation. In addition to updates for SCID and CVID, the school this year will have a focus on PID disorders associated with prominent immune dysregulation. For more information, and registration forms, contact Aimee Kennedy.

Location: Cumberland Lodge, The Great Park, Windsor, SL4 2HP

Contact: Aimee Kennedy

Email: aimee.kennedy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

8 March, 2016 - Lunch Hour Lectures: reproduction without sex: what does technology have to offer?

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

The first IVF baby was born in 1978. Since then, technology has advanced so that IVF success rates are higher than natural conception, and it is now possible to check the chromosomes of the embryonic genome using next generation sequencing. Is genome editing the next logical step?

Location: Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, access via Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Sonia Abrams

Email: events@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)203 108 3840

14 March, 2016 - Going around in circles: what does plasmid maintenance tell us about shigella

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

UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme - Winter Term 2016. Speaker: Professor Chris Tang, Sir William Dunn school of pathology, University of Oxford. Host: Professor Robert Heyderman (r.heyderman@ucl.ac.uk). If you would like to meet the speaker after the seminar please contact the host.

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

Contact: Jason Coyne

Email: j.coyne@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

14 March, 2016 - Joint stem cell workshop

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

UCL, Bart’s Cancer Institute at QMUL and The Francis Crick Institute are organising a one day ‘Joint Stem Cell Workshop’. The programme aims to showcase the work of young investigators from across London. Presentations will cover topics including: • ES/ iPS regulation • Adult Stem Cells • Cancer Stem Cells • Tissue Engineering • Cancer epigenetics • Niche/ microenvironment. The workshop promises to be a fascinating day with a mixture of insightful talks and time to network with your peers and colleagues.

Location: Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SN

Contact: Candice Lewis

Email: candice.lewis@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

14 March, 2016 - Mental health research at the Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital – research into practice

Time: 13:00:00 - 17:00:00

Mental ill-health affects 1 in 10 children and 80% of adult mental illness starts before age 18. In the population of children with physical illness, rates of mental illness are up to seven-times higher. Chair: Professor Roz Shafran. The event is free to attend but pre-registration is required to secure a place. Please register your attendance via the doodle link or email ICH Developmental Neurosciences Programme to reserve your place at this unique event.

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

Contact: ICH Developmental Neurosciences Programme

Email: ICH.DN.Programme@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

17 March, 2016 - UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation seminar series

Time: 12:00:00 - 13:00:00

Speaker: Professor Dan Davis, University of Manchester

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

Contact: Aimee Kennedy

Email: aimee.kennedy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

17 March, 2016 - Virtual virology seminar series

Time: 16:00:00 -

The format of the meeting is a presenting group of 3 speakers, each talking for 25 minutes plus question time. They are introduced by a representative or head of their research group. Confirmed speaker: Paul Kellam, Sanger Institute. If you are interested in attending, please contact Isabel Lubeiro

Location: , Bloomsbury, ,

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

21 March, 2016 - Cardiology in the young 2016

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Cardiology in the Young is the Great Ormond Street Hospital Cardiac Unit’s flagship annual international paediatric cardiac conference. This lecture-based interactive conference is attended by paediatric cardiologists, surgeons, nurses, intensivists, anaesthetists, paediatricians, sonographers, perfusionists and all those involved in the care of neonates, children and young adults with cardiovascular disease from centres around the world. Who should attend? - cardiologists, surgeons, nurses, intensivists, anaesthesiologists, paediatricians, sonographers, perfusionists, all those involved in the care of neonates, children and young adults with cardiovascular disease from centres around the world.

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

Contact: ICH Events

Email: +44 (0)20 7905 2675 or +44 (0)20 7905 2699

Phone: info@ichevents.com

21 March, 2016 - Proteomic and live cell analysis of HSV-1 infection

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

UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme - Winter Term 2016. Speaker: Professor Roger Everett, Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Glasgow. Host: Professor Greg Towers (g.towers@ucl.ac.uk). If you would like to meet the speaker after the seminar please contact the host.

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

Contact: Jason Coyne

Email: j.coyne@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

31 March, 2016 - HCC UK first annual conference

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This event covers the clinical management, current areas of controversy and the latest in fundamental research in the field of Hepatocellular Cancer. The programme aims to cover a range of topics to give a broad overview of the latest thinking and advances in the field of Hepatocellular carcinoma. Lectures covering various medical disciplines will be delivered by leading experts and we have also included lectures in areas of emerging interest such as immunotherapy and epigenetics. Current areas of controversy such as the role of biopsy and surveillance will be covered in the format of debates with the opportunity for audience participation. Finally, we have introduced a ‘live’ multidisciplinary meeting in which a panel of experts will be presented with a series of cases and asked to define and justify the treatment plans. Aimed at Oncologists, Hepatologists, Gastroenterologists and Surgeons, Non-medical Health Professionals and Basic Scientists interested in liver cancer.

Location: The Atrium, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London, NW3 1NL

Contact: Dr Mekala Gunaratnam

Email: m.gunaratnam@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

14 April, 2016 - UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation seminar series

Time: 12:00:00 - 13:00:00

Speaker: Dr Federica Marelli Berg, Queen Mary University of London

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

Contact: Aimee Kennedy

Email: aimee.kennedy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

28 April, 2016 - UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation seminar series

Time: 12:00:00 - 13:00:00

Speaker: Dr David Withers, University of Birmingham

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

Contact: Aimee Kennedy

Email: aimee.kennedy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 May, 2016 - UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation seminar series

Time: 12:00:00 - 13:00:00

Speaker: Dr Simon Milling, University of Glasgow

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

Contact: Aimee Kennedy

Email: aimee.kennedy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

20 May, 2016 - London Inflammation Network event

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

The second event from the London Inflammation Network (LIN), organised by Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), will bring together people working on inflammation from different fields to foster discussion and collaborations. The LIN is the scientific educational arm of the newly formed Centre for Inflammation and Therapeutic Innovation (CiTI) at QMUL, is a new flexible translational hub to accelerate the development of therapeutic strategies to ameliorate the clinical management of inflammatory diseases. Speakers: Professor Erika Pearce, Max Planck Institute and Professor Derek Mann, Newcastle University. Four submitted abstracts will also be selected for short presentations. Registration is free, but highly recommended, since space is limited.

Location: Lister & Young Seminar Room, Second Floor, John Vane Science Building, Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M 6BQ

Contact: Dr Katiuscia Bianchi

Email: k.bianchi@qmul.ac.uk

Phone: +44 20 7882 2049

26 May, 2016 - UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation seminar series

Time: 12:00:00 - 13:00:00

Speaker: Professor Doreen Cantrell, University of Dundee

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

Contact: Aimee Kennedy

Email: aimee.kennedy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 June, 2016 - UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation seminar series

Time: 12:00:00 - 13:00:00

Speaker: Dr Sarah Teichman, University of Cambridge

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

Contact: Aimee Kennedy

Email: aimee.kennedy@ucl.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

23 June, 2016 - UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation seminar series

Time: 12:00:00 - 13:00:00

Speaker: Professor Paul Klenerman, University of Oxford

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

Contact: Aimee Kennedy

Email: aimee.kennedy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

7 July, 2016 - UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation seminar series

Time: 12:00:00 - 13:00:00

Speaker: Professor Rose Zamoyska, University of Edinburgh

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

Contact: Aimee Kennedy

Email: aimee.kennedy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email