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Let's Talk About Health

Please join us this winter for a series of lively and interesting lectures looking at a variety of health issues.

Students at the Queen's Medical Research Institute, Little France.

Let's Talk About Health: Understanding Disease is a series of public lectures running from December 2014 to March 2015.

Come along to hear from some of the University’s most distinguished medical researchers on the latest advancements in biomedical research.

Topics this year include how our genes may contribute to the problem of obesity, how sunshine can an improve blood pressure and how scientists are developing new treatments for critically ill patients.

Our first talk will examine cervical cancer and we will hear how some of Edinburgh's researchers are helping people in the developing world to improve their reproductive health.

Let's Talk About Health: Understanding Disease is all about advancing our knowledge of health and what goes wrong in disease. Join us to hear about new research in our University that is increasing our understanding of diseases and providing new advances in treatment.
Professor Karen ChapmanBHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science

Event details and ticket booking

Tickets are free but booking is essential.

All talks will be held in The Queen’s Medical Research Institute (QMRI), next to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and will start at 5.30pm.

Refreshments are served from 4.45pm and wine and soft drinks will follow each lecture at 6.30pm.

The series is organised by Professor Karen Chapman, from the University’s BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science.

The QMRI public lecture series 2104/15 is sponsored by the Medical Research Council.

Cervical Cancer, Vaccines and How to Help the Reproductive Health of the Developing World

Presented by Professor Sarah Howie, MRC Centre for Inflammation Research at the University of Edinburgh, and Professor Heather Cubie, HPV Research Group at the University of Edinburgh.

Wednesday 10 December 2014, 5.30pm

Wednesday 10 December 2014, 6.45pm

QMRI, Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4TJ

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Obesity: How Do Our Genes Contribute?

Presented by Dr Mandy Drake and Dr Nik Morton, University of Edinburgh / BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science.

Wednesday 14 January 2015, 5.30pm

Wednesday 14 January 2015, 6.45pm

QMRI, Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4TJ

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Treating Injured Lungs By Extinguishing Inflammation

Presented by Professor Timothy Walsh, and Professor Adriano Rossi, MRC Centre for Inflammation Research at the University of Edinburgh.

Wednesday 11 February 2015, 5.30pm

Wednesday 11 February 2015, 6.45pm

QMRI, Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4TJ

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Let Sunshine Into Your Heart

Presented by Dr Richard Weller, MRC Centre for Inflammation Research at the University of Edinburgh and Dr Darren Shaw, Royal (Dick) Vet School, the University of Edinburgh / the Roslin Institute.

Wednesday 11 March 2015, 5.30pm

Wednesday 11 March 2015, 6.45pm

QMRI, Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4TJ

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