Changing the conversation about health

Some past lectures

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Robin YoungsonThe College of Medicine runs regular lectures on a broad range of healthcare subjects, with an emphasis on new breakthroughs, empowerment of all those who use healthcare and ideas which look afresh at the whole health system. 

We do not always have permission to record lectures, but you can get a flavour of the breadth of our programming from the examples below. Some of these were filmed in full – watch them here.

Climate change and healthcare

9th September 2014

Environmentalist and Director of Forum for the Future, Jonathon Porritt discusses the connection between creating a sustainable healthcare system and a sustainable planet.  Audio: listen here.

From Bedlam to Kerala

7th November 2013

Jane McGrath tells her story of mental illness, how the NHS failed her and how she eventually found her own path to healing. Read a summary here.

Psycho-Sexual Medicine

7th March 2013

Dr Dmitri Popelyuk has vast experience working with men, women and couples across a variety of sexual dysfunctions. In this lecture he explained what psycho-sexual medicine is, and what treatments, help and support are available.

This lecture was not filmed, but you can read a summary here.

Latest advances in fertility and infertility

Two leading gynaecologists – Mr Michael Dooley and Mr
Mr Davor Jurkovic talk about how ultrasound has made it much easier to treat for infertility.

Insulin Resistance / The Search for optimal nutrition

Professor Kieran Clarke explained how the latest research into insulin resistance may increase athletic performance and offer ways to treat heart failure and Alzheimers.

We can’t show the film of this lecture as it included unpublished work – however a Daily Mail journalist who was present wrote this article which gives a lay overview of the issues discussed.

Professor Clarke’s lecture was followed by a whistlestop tour of the ‘search for optimal nutrition’ from Dr Alan Stewart.  You can watch the film of this part of the evening here.

Prostate Cancer

Professor Mark Emberton and Dr Hashim Ahmed discuss using sound waves to target prostate cancer: breakthrough treatment to reduce side effects.

You can watch a film of the whole event in three parts here.

The Toxic Timebomb in your shopping basket

Although scientists agree smoking, alcohol, inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption and sedentary behaviour are the biggest culprits of chronic diseases and mental and behavioural disorders Dr Verkerk will show the extent to which our food manufacturers also encourage the very diets and lifestyles that are killing us slowly, but steadily.

Watch the film here