2015-11

  • Non-Communicable Disease Forum: Air pollution in mega cities
    Professor Frank Kelly, Dr Audrey de Nazalle and Dr Sean Beevers
    19 Nov, 2015
    Rothschild Lecture Theatre
    School of Public Health, St Mary's Campus
    Imperial College London
    Paddington, London
    W2 1PG
    United Kingdom
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    Our monthly NCD Forum aims to bring together staff and students from Imperial and afar to discuss and disseminate findings on current research and innovations in the treatment and prevention of NCDs, the world’s number one killer.
    This event is hosted by members of the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health. The Centre exists to undertake the highest quality research in the fields of environment and health, in order to inform health policy and the understanding of key issues affecting society. A major area of research involves investigating air pollution and associated health effects at local, national and international scales. This event will focus on air pollution challenges in mega cities and how to assess human exposure to air pollution.

    Agenda:

    15:00 Professor Frank Kelly, Professor of Environmental Health, Environmental Research Group, King's College London; 'Air pollution challenges in mega cities'

    15:25 Dr Audrey de Nazelle, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London. 'Air pollution exposure in travel modes and risk trade-offs while cycling'

    15:50 Dr Sean Beevers, Senior Lecturer in Air Quality Modelling, Environmental Research Group, King's College London 'Predicting exposure to air pollution in urban areas - The London Hybrid Exposure Model'

    16:15 Panel discussion and Q and As

    16:30 Tea/coffee and networking

    17:00 Close

  • Geoffrey Rose Memorial Lecture
    Professor Sir Richard Peto
    18 Nov, 2015
    Imperial College London
    Lecture Theatre 308, Huxley Building
    180 Queen's Gate
    South Kensington, London
    SW7 2RH
    United Kingdom
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    We are delighted to announce that the THIRD GEOFFREY ROSE MEMORIAL LECTURE will be hosted by the School of Public Health at Imperial College London on the evening of Wednesday 18th November 2015.

     

    Our speaker will be Professor Sir Richard Peto, FRS, from the University of Oxford.

     

    LECTURE TITLE: "HALVING PREMATURE DEATHS"

    The Lecture starts at 5pm and finishes at 6pm and will include time for questions from audience at the close.

    The Lecture will be followed by an informal drinks reception.

    Words of Introduction will be given by Professor Elio Riboli, Director of the School of Public Health and a Vote of Thanks by Professor Paul Elliott, Director of the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health.

    SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY

    Sir Richard Peto, FRS, is currently Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology at the University of Oxford, and co-director (with Professor Sir Rory Collins) of the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU). He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1989 for introducing meta-analyses of randomised trials, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1999 for services to epidemiology, and received in 2010 and 2011 the Cancer Research UK and the BMJ Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Richard Peto, Rory Collins and others in the Oxford CTSU have, by their large randomised trials, large prospective studies and worldwide meta-analyses, increased substantially the estimated importance of blood lipids, blood pressure and smoking as causes of premature death. Peto has recently collaborated in major studies of alcohol in Russia and of malaria in Africa and India. His investigations into the worldwide health effects of smoking and benefits of stopping at particular ages have helped to communicate effectively the vast and growing burden of disease from tobacco use, have helped change national and international attitudes about smoking and public health, and have helped many smokers to stop. He was the first to describe clearly the future worldwide health effects of current smoking patterns, predicting one billion deaths from tobacco in the present century if current smoking patterns persist, as against 'only' 100 million in the 20th Century.

     

    FAQs

    What are my transport options getting to the event?

    Lecture Theatre 308 is located in the Huxley Building at the South Kensington campus of Imperial College London. The entrance is at street level at 180 Queen's Gate SW7. On arrival follow directions to the lecture theatre. The nearest tube station is South Kensington 5-10 minutes walk. S Kensington tube is on the Circle and District & Piccadilly lines.

    Car parking is extremely restricted at the campus, so it is advised not to travel by a car if other alternatives can be used.

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  • Centre Training Programme Annual Meeting
    Various
    13 Nov, 2015
    Imperial College London
    Rothschild Lecture Theatre
    St Mary's Campus, School of Public Health, Imperial College London
    Paddington, London
    W21PG
    United Kingdom
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    The MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health Training Programme Annual Meeting will be held on Friday 13 November 2015 at the Imperial College St Mary’s Campus, and will showcase student and postdoctoral research from across the Centre.
     
    The meeting will include:

    • Presentations and posters from both PhD students and postdocs (with prizes!)
    • Presentations from external speakers, including Simon Birkett (Founder and Director of Clean Air in London), Bernadette Hannigan (Director of R&D at PHE) and Richard Henderson (Senior Assistant Editor, The Lancet journals).
    • Opportunities to network and input to the Centre’s Training Programme and the Researchers’ Society
    • Lunch, light refreshments and a drinks reception

     

    All Centre students and postdocs are strongly encouraged to attend, and PIs are also welcome. Please contact Liz Hayes by 23 October if you wish to present a talk or poster.