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ESRC Seminar Series 'Comparing stakeholder discourses about genetic technologies'

Seminar 2: Comparing stakeholder discourses about genetic technologies


Spaces are limited, for further information including the programme please see the invitation to participants (PDF 164KB)
 
16 March 2016, 12.00-16.00
Room CG218, Chemistry Building, Durham University, Science Site, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE

IoN Seminar: Inhibitor circuit defects and IGF1 therapeutics in Rett syndrome

Speaker: Dr Abhishek Banerjee, Laboratory of Neural Circuit Dynamics, Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich

Speaker: Dr Abhishek Banerjee, Laboratory of Neural Circuit Dynamics, Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich

 

4th March 2016 - 16.00 

Colin Ingram Room, Henry Wellcome Building 


ICM Research Seminar

Speaker 1: Irene Del Molinio Del Barrio;

Speaker 2: Dr Emma Fairhall;

Speaker 3: Katie Hackett 

Dental Lecture Theatre F

10th February 2016 - 13.00 

 

Speaker 1: Irene Del Molinio Del Barrio;

Speaker 2: Dr Emma Fairhall;

Speaker 3: Katie Hackett

 

1: CXCR4 and CXCR7 homodimers and heterodimers play differential roles in breast cancer;

2: Transdifferentiation of pancreas to liver: a source of human hepatocyte-like cells;

3: Idenifying key barriers to participation for people wih primar Sjogren's syndrome in order to develop future psychosocial interventions: A group concept mapping study. 


Jason Scott preparing case for emergency ‘frequent fliers’

Ambulance services across England develop programme to change behaviour of emergency ‘frequent fliers’

Ambulance “frequent fliers” who make several 999 calls a year are costing the NHS in England millions of pounds, with experts concerned that some patients develop an unhealthy pattern of dependent behaviour on the service.

Though most callers have genuine unmet medical needs – few are malicious or hoaxers – the scale of the problem becomes evident as hospital A&E departments get to grips with another winter of rising demands on services. Ambulance service leaders and local health commissioners are keen to focus increasingly tight budgets on patients at more imminent risk.

Jason Scott, a research associate at Newcastle University’s Institute of Health and Society, who previously chaired the frequent caller network, is preparing a case for NHS research into the issues. The number of people calling “to be a nuisance” was small and could be dealt with through the legal process, he said.

But work was needed to identify why others were frequently calling 999, said Scott. “The general agreement is that they are doing so because they have some form of perceived unmet health or social care need and the ambulance call is a fall-back position, the last resort,” he said.

Detailed research was needed on whether cutting the number of frequent 999 callers caused problems elsewhere. Scott said: “Do we simply pass costs on to another part of healthcare, which doesn’t really solve the problem? That would be just passing the buck to someone else.” 


Immunology North East Seminar: A new role for B cells in inflammation

Speaker: Dr Dagman Scheel-Toellner, University of Birmingham

Immunology North East Seminar: A new role for B cells in inflammation

Speaker: Dr Dagman Scheel-Toellner, University of Birmingham

Venue: Room 2.22 Research Beehive

Date: 11th February 2016

Time: 16:00

Refreshments available from 15:30

 

All welcome 


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