BMA Victor Horsley scientific sessions

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The BMA is hosting a series of virtual scientific lectures which will take place from Wednesday 15 – Friday 17 September 2021 during the week of the virtual ARM (annual representative meeting).

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Free for BMA members

Book your place to attend. It is possible to book for one or more of these events on the registration form.

The BMA board of science chooses topics that are designed to provide an insight into key health issues of concern to the medical profession, enabling attendees to hear from leading experts in their respective field.

Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions to ask the speakers both before and during the event, and the BMA will be applying for CPD accreditation for these online events.

Registration is free but you need to book your place to be able to attend. It is possible to book for one or more of these events on the registration form.

Please note that the lectures will be recorded and made available on the BMA website post-event if you are unable to attend them on the day.

 

Agenda

Obesity: causes and consequences

Wednesday 15 September 2021
12.30 – 2pm

Speaker: Professor Sadaf Farooqi, Professor of Metabolism, Cambridge Cardiovascular, University of Cambridge

The alcohol pandemic: before and after Covid-19

Thursday 16 September 2021
12.30 – 2pm

Speaker: Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, Director, Liverpool Centre for Alcohol Research and Chairman, Alcohol Health Alliance UK

Why the Paris treaty can be a public health treaty

Friday 17 September 2021
12 – 1pm 

Speaker: Dr Maria Neira, Director, Environment, Climate Change and Health, WHO

 

Key speakers

  • Chaired by Professor Dame Parveen Kumar, chair of the BMA board of science
  • Professor Sadaf Farooqi, Professor of Metabolism, Cambridge Cardiovascular, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, Director, Liverpool Centre for Alcohol Research and Chairman, Alcohol Health Alliance UK
  • Dr Maria Neira, Director, Environment, Climate Change and Health, WHO

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