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Health Challenges in a Changing World Webcasts

Thursday 9 May 2013, 4.00-7.30pm
Sherrington Building, Ashton Street, University of Liverpool

Order of Proceedings

Welcome and Introduction by Professor Michael Hoey, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International), University of Liverpool

Professor Matthew Baylis, Institute of Infection and Global Health

'Climate Change is Bad for your Health' plus Q&A

Professor Malcolm Jackson, Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease

'Does an Increasingly Elderly Population have to be Increasingly Frail?' plus Q&A

Professor Munir Pirmohamed, Institute of Translational Medicine

'Personalised Medicine is Good for your Health' plus Q&A

Dr Nick Beeching, Senior Lecturer (Clinical) in Infectious Diseases at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and Clinical Director, Tropical & Infectious Disease Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital

'Troubled Travellers' plus Q&A

Professor Virginia Murray, Consultant Medical Toxicologist and Environmental Public Health and Head of Extreme Events and Health Protection, Health Protection Agency

'Extreme Events and Health Protection: What are the challenges in a changing world?' plus Q&A

Lord May of Oxford, OM Former President of the Royal Society, Chief Scientific Advisor and Head of the UK Office of Science and Technology, current Professor of Zoology, Oxford University

'Healthier Lives in a more crowded Word' plus Q&A

David Pencheon, OBE, Director, NHS Sustainable Development Unit

'Health and care: From climate and resource problems to sustainability solutions' plus Q&A

Professor Colin Blakemore, FRS Former Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council, current President of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, and Professor of Neuroscience at Oxford University

'Priorities for Health Systems and Medical Research' plus Q&A

Professor Michael Hoey offers summary of proceedings and gives votes of thanks. End to formal proceedings.

Health Challenges in a Changing World was organised and funded by the University’s Living with Environmental Change research theme. It showcased some of the challenges to our future health, and revealed how new research is helping us deal with them.