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Trust hosts summer seminar series

AHSC photo 2017
From left to right: Dr Chris Dunsby, Professor Jonathan Weber and Professor Dudley Pennell

09 August 2017

The Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre’s (AHSC) summer seminar series, hosted at Royal Brompton hospital, drew to a close after six high profile talks across three dates. The aim of the series was to raise awareness of the research taking place across the partnership. 

The Imperial College AHSC is a partnership between Imperial College London, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. It aims to advance medicine and improve the quality of life of both NHS patients and patients around the world by taking research discoveries and putting them into practice in healthcare as quickly as possible.

The talks each brought together a clinician from the Trust and a scientist or academic from Imperial College with the first talk from Professors John Pepper, consultant cardiac surgeon at the Trust, and Jimmy Moore, from the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London. Together they presented their research on how innovative devices are changing the way cardiovascular disease is treated.

The second in the series had Professor Dudley Pennell, head of heart assessment at the Trust, and Dr Chris Dunsby, from the Department of Physics and the Centre for Pathology at Imperial College, discussing how they are using different imaging techniques to tackle cardiovascular disease. 

The series finished with presentations from Professor Jane Davies, a respiratory consultant at the Trust, and Dr Pantelis Georgiou, a Reader in Biomedical Microelectronics at Imperial College, who discussed new ways of detecting and treating respiratory disease.

The talks were open to the general public, staff and students from the NHS partner trusts and Imperial College London and were well attended.

Most of the seminars are available to watch online:

The next Imperial College AHSC seminar will be hosted by the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and will take place on Thursday 14 December. 

For more details please email us.

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