Populations & Lifelong Health


17 August, 2015 - CBC Summer School 2015: Behaviour Change - Principles and Practice

Time: 09:30:00 - 17:00:00

Following the success of the CBC Summer School 2014, we are delighted to offer the course again this year. This course has been developed and is led by world-renowned experts in the field, including Professor Susan Michie and Professor Robert West. The Summer School will introduce the principles of behaviour change and demonstrate how these can be applied to a range of practical problems, from supporting change amongst patients and health professionals to planning and supporting change in organisations and communities. Who is the course for? This course is for everyone interested in behaviour change including researchers, practitioners, intervention designers, managers and policy makers. Small groups will be organised according to expertise and area of work, and supported by experienced facilitators.

Location: Engineering Building, Malet Place Gower Street , London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Dr Stephanie Lietz

Email: behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1627

19 August, 2015 - How Latent is "Latent" Tuberculosis? UCL-TB Summer Seminar

Time: 16:00:00 - 17:00:00

The first UCL-TB seminar will be presented by Hanif Esmail. Dr Hanif Esmail is a physician specializing in Infectious Disease in Oxford and an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Cape Town. He has recently completed a Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellowship where his doctoral research focused on improving understanding of HIV-associated latent tuberculosis infection, specifically on the characterisation of subclinical disease through the modalities of FDG-PET/CT imaging, transcriptomics and immunology.

Location: Medawar G02 Watson LT, Medawar Building , Gower Street , London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Kim Morgan

Email: kim.morgan@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

26 August, 2015 - The Farr Institute International Conference 2015

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In August 2015 the Farr Institute shall be hosting an International Conference in St Andrews. This will build on the successful conferences under the auspices of SHIP attracting delegates from across the world including New Zealand, Australia, the United States, Canada and Europe. The conference is designed for researchers, practitioners and policy makers interested in record linkage and the use of routine health data in their research. During the three days we will have a variety of plenary sessions, workshops and keynote speakers as well as social networking opportunities. We hope you will join us to create a vibrant and stimulating conference which will enhance global collaborations in the field of health informatics research. Abstracts are invited.

Location: , , St Andrews,

Contact: Farr Scotland

Email: farrscotland-administration@dundee.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

4 September, 2015 - Minds of Caste - An Inter-Disciplinary Seminar on how Caste Identities Shape the Mind

Time: 17:30:00 - 20:00:00

Organised by UCL Grand Challenges

The relationship between caste identity and mental well-being is critical and yet curiously unexplored. Unpacking culturally rooted caste conflict requires addressing the dynamics between victims and victimisers. This unique inter-disciplinary seminar will address some of the following questions: How does caste shape individual minds and determine collective mentalities? Why and how does caste discrimination impact upon the inner lives of both the perpetrators and their victims? This event is supported by UCL's Grand Challenge of Inter-cultural Interaction, UCL Office for International Affairs, UCL Science, Medicine and Society Network, & Research Councils UK India.

Location: Christopher Ingold XLG2 Auditorium , Christopher Ingold Building, 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ

Contact: Kasia Diez

Email: k.diez@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 8585

9 September, 2015 - Cross-Cohort Research: Opportunities, Challenges and Examples

Time: 10:00:00 - 16:00:00

This workshop provides an overview of the opportunities and challenges inherent in cross-cohort research. The workshop is primarily aimed at early career researchers. It will provide participants with an awareness of the advantages and potential pitfalls in carrying out comparative research and will help to guide good practice. The workshop will provide participants with details of the different approaches proposed so far for multiple study analyses, with specific examples of work carried out to harmonise body size and socioeconomic variables across multiple UK cohorts in CLOSER. It will provide demonstration of how these variables can be used to address relevant research questions. The workshop will also include speakers from other successful large cross-cohort initiatives from different disciplines; they will outline their approaches to data harmonisation and cross-cohort analysis and highlight how any challenges were overcome. Event organiser: CLOSER

Location: Court Room, Senate House, Malet Street, London , WC1E 7HU

Contact: CLOSER (Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources)

Email: info@closer.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7331 5102

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 - Public Health England Annual Conference 2015

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Public Health England 2015 will bring together over 1400 participants from a wide range of organisations, to learn, meet each other and share knowledge and experience. The theme of this year’s conference is Evidence into Action, and the conference will promote and showcase applied science and research, translation and implementation for impact. We anticipate that the conference will be of interest to representatives from across the health and social care system interested in applied prevention research, programmes and policy. The outline of the six track programme is now available online, covering a wide range of topics from across the breadth of public health. Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, will be giving a keynote address. Abstracts on new public health research, innovations and developments in practice are invited for submission by 8 May for potential poster presentation at the conference.

Location: Conference Reception, Students' Union Building atrium, University of Warwick Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry , CV4 7AL

Contact: Public Health England Annual Conference 2015

Email: conference@phe.gov.uk

Phone: Please email

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

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

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

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

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

Time: 08:45:00 - 17:20:00

The conference will bring together a wide variety of health professionals, both trainees and trainers in medical and non medical fields. We will have speakers and workshops on all aspects of education around patient centred care from good practice sharing in specialities to newer models of service delivery and training. The day will look at patient and carer education and how this can influence education. Patients and carers will play a central part in discussion. Posters will be invited on quality improvement and educational initiatives. 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. For now, please save the date. More details will follow.

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

Contact: Fiona McKenzie

Email: fiona.mckenzie@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

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

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 - 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

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

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