About this day
We are delighted to announce a new programme for aspiring medics on July 3rd 2020 in London. Medicine in Action is a specially designed programme where students will hear from medics from a wide range of specialities and at various stages in their careers. We will discover the life of a doctor, uncover the incredible scientific and technological breakthroughs enabling transformation of healthcare and discuss the ethical and societal issues that the next generation of medics will encounter.
Each session will include a Q&A session and we actively encourage students to chat with speakers in the breaks. We hope to see you and your students at Medicine in Action!
Programme & speakers
From DNA to Human: a medical student’s journey Charlotte Mykura, Medical student
Together we will journey from your life as simple DNA to your life as a living breathing human. Nearly all of us are touched by modern medicine – how does this shape our journey and where will it take us next?
About Charlotte Mykura
Dr. Charlotte Mykura is a scientist, comedian and graduate medical student. After studying Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge she went on to undertake her PhD in Genetics at Imperial College London, before deciding to move into a medical career.
Felicity Mehendale, University of Edinburgh
About Felicity Mehendale
Felicity is a Plastic, Reconstructive and Cleft Surgeon and Director of the Cleft Lip and Palate Research Programme at The University of Edinburgh.
Born to Die? A case study of socio-economics in child health Lalith Wijedoru, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool
What makes us healthy? Good health matters to individuals, governments, and international organisations. But we don’t all have the same opportunities to live healthy lives. See how socio-economic factors influence the health outcomes of a baby born in rural Laos.
About Lalith Wijedoru
Lalith is a Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine (A&E) at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. He is a lecturer at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and former researcher for Oxford University’s Tropical Medicine Research network in Asia.
Tim Underwood, University of Southampton
Join us for a truly inspirational journey through the work of surgeon and oncologist Tim Underwood. We will discover his route to and through medicine, a day in the life of a surgeon and the cutting edge research allowing better detection and improved prognosis for oesophageal cancer patients.
About Tim Underwood
Tim is a surgeon with a special interest in oesophageal cancer and minimally invasive surgical techniques.