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QM celebrates Global Health Week: 3-7 December

Thursday 29 November 2012

Students and members of the public are invited to a series of lectures, debates, international link-ups and films to explore an extraordinarily diverse range of topics to help celebrate Global Health Week, all linked by one common theme: the power of the corporation. For example, one session looks at how pharmaceutical companies can influence health policy.

The activity will take place from Monday 3 December to Friday 7 December in Morris lecture theatre, Robin Brook Centre of St Bartholomew's Hospital, West Smithfield Campus.

Editor of The Lancet, Richard Horton is among the many distinguished speakers who will address the undergraduates of QM’s Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry during this year's global health week, convened by Professor Allyson Pollock.

Professor John Frank, Director of the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy will open the week, on a day which also features a live video link with Makere University in Uganda to discuss electives and access to medicines, as it continues to work alongside QM on the Access to Medicines in Africa and South Asia (AMASA) project.

A panel discussion on the future of the NHS also promises to be a highlight, with speakers including Andy Burnham MP, Clare Gerada, Chair of the Royal College of GPs and Kailash Chand, Deputy Chair of the British Medical Association. They will be joined by founders of the National Health Action (NHA) party, NHS consultants Clive Peedell and Jacky Davis, as well as local GP Jonathon Tomlinson.

Blogger, journalist, author and GP Margaret McCartney will be discussing 'Why sexed up screening is bad for your health', and journalist and author Felicity Lawrence will join Geof Rayner to examine the food policy and public health.
We are delighted that Professor Lesley Regan will be closing the week, speaking on Challenges in Women's Health.
Global Health Week is an integral part of the curriculum for trainee medics at Barts and The London Medical School, part of Queen Mary, University of London, and all fourth years must attend. We also expect it to be extremely popular amongst students on QM’s new MSc programmes in Global Health and International Health.

Any students who wish to attend a lecture please contact Louisa Harding-Edgar on l.harding-edgar@qmul.ac.uk or 020 7882 8118. Members of the public and scholars from other institutions are also welcome to register - the event will be live on the public site later this week.

View the timetable of events and register for specific events here.

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