Charles Thackrah Lecture 2018

This year's Charles Thackrah Lecture will be given by Professor Chris Whitty, Government Chief Scientific Adviser and Professor of Public and International Health

We are delighted to announce that the 2018 Charles Thackrah Lecture will be given this year by Professor Sir Chris Whitty, Professor of Public and International Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, entitled:

“What will be different about the health needs of the UK 20 years ahead?”

In addition to his academic roles, Professor Chris Whitty is the interim Government Chief Scientific Adviser (since September 2017), after being appointed Deputy Government Chief Scientific Adviser in April 2017. He has been the Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health and Social Care since January 2016.

He is currently the Professor of Public and International Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and a Consultant Physician in acute medicine and infectious diseases at University College London Hospitals and the Hospital for Tropical Diseases. He is also Visiting Gresham Professor of Public Health at Gresham College. He was previously Chief Scientific Adviser and Director of Research and Evidence at the Department for International Development.

Prior to joining the Department of Health and Social Care he was Chair of the Department of Health National Expert Panel on New and Emerging Infections (NEPNEI) and the Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP).

The lecture will be held on Thursday 28th June 2018 at 12.00pm in Conference Auditorium 2, Willow Terrace Road, University of Leeds Main Campus, LS2 9DA. (Next to The Edge Gym). 100 on the Campus Map.

Refreshments will be available from 1:00pm at the close of the lecture.

RSVP by registering your attendance using this link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/thackrah-lecture-2018-professor-sir-chris-whitty-tickets-46071296488

If you require directions or further information, please contact Rebecca Banks, r.banks1@leeds.ac.uk

Niall Dickson

Charles Turner Thackrah was a pioneer in occupational medicine and public health and a founder member of Leeds School of Medicine. Leeds Institute of Health Sciences hosts an annual lecture, sponsored by Marks and Spencer and the Society of Occupational Medicine.

Previous speakers include:

  • Professor Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer for England and the Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health
  • Niall Dickson, the Chief Executive and Registrar of the General Medical Council
  • Professor Martin McKee, Professor of European Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Professor Anne Mills, Vice Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Professor Sir Simon Wessely, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
  • Professor Richard Wilkinson, Emeritus Professor of Social Epidemiology, University of Nottingham
  • Professor Jon Nichol, Professor of Health Services Research and the Dean of ScHARR, University of Sheffield

For more information please see Charles Thackrah Lecture Series

Location

Conference Auditorium 2, Willow Terrace Road (next to The Edge)

Cost

Free

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