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Student Conference 2024: The highlights

The College of Medicine enjoyed an inspiring day at our annual Student Conference – a free event for all allied health students – in central London on Saturday 17th February.

Some of the leading voices in Integrated Health appeared alongside the voices of the future at the conference, which was held in partnership with Waitrose, to deliver a host of sessions on topics such as women’s health, the power of hypnotic language and ‘surviving in dysfunctional organisations’.

Pictured clockwise from top left: College of Medicine Young Fellow Hamaad Ahmad Khan, Dr Toh Wong, Dr Naveed Akhtar with College of Medicine CEO Amanda King, Young Fellow Charlotte Stoll, Dr Simon Lewis

Our Chair, Dr Michael Dixon, appearing via a pre-recorded video, started proceedings, telling those gathered how hopeful he was that the current cohort of junior healthcare professionals would understand the power of integrated medicine more than any previous generation.

Also appearing at the event at The Wesley hotel was College of Medicine faculty leads and council members including Dr Simon Lewis, Professor David Peters, Dr Elizabeth Thompson, Dr Toh Wong, Dr Naveed Akhtar and Heather Mason.

Dr David Peters, who delivered a session to the students gathered on how to deal with the emotional challenges of being a doctor

Pictured clockwise from top left: Dr Toh Wong, students attending the conference, Dr Elizabeth Thompson, Dr Bogdan Chiva Giurca and Dr Teodora Popa

Voices from our student faculty offered impressive sessions too, with Hamaad Ahmad Khan presenting a ‘Rethinking Health – Hope for the Future of Healthcare’ lecture, and Charlotte Stoll delivering a presentation entitled ‘The Extreme of Extremes: exploring the spectrum of everyday physiological pressures.’

The College of Medicine also awarded its annual student essay prizes, with CEO Amanda King presenting prizes to Pihu Tewari, Raina Xing and Martha Hughes.