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Past Events

Past Lectures

Ann McPherson Memorial Lectures

Past Seminars
THE LIVING WELL TALES

Date/Time: Sunday 26 June, 17:30

Venue: Story Museum, Pembroke Street, Oxford

Admissions: £5/£4(conc.)/£16(fam.)

Suitability: 14+

This storytelling event was run by Living Well Oxford and explored the medical condition known as stroke. Hear moving personal stories from patients, doctors and researchers, as they describe their unique perspectives on the illness. What does it feel like to have a stroke and what can life be like afterwards? What more do we need to learn about strokes? What are the most effective treatments and is prevention better than cure?

Tickets can be booked through Eventbrite: https://oxscifest.eventbrite.co.uk/

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The AHSN also have a series of free talks at Blackwell’s bookshop:

Explore mental health questions with authors of the ‘A very short introduction’ series, and researchers and health practitioners from the Oxford Academic Health Science Network.

A ‘VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION’ TO… SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS

Date/Time: Monday 27 June 12:30-13:15

Venue: Blackwell's Bookshop, Oxford

Admissions: Free, Drop-In

Suitability: 14+

Today’s session: Schizophrenia, psychotic disorders, bipolar disorders… get ‘a very short introduction’ to severe mental illness and dive into a thought provoking discussion with psychiatrist Tom Burns.

A ‘VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION’ TO… MENTAL HEALTH DURING ADOLESCENCE

Date/Time: Tuesday 28 June 12:30-13:15

Venue: Blackwell's Bookshop, Oxford

Admissions: Free, Drop-In

Suitability: 14+

Today’s session: Get ‘a very short introduction’ to mental health during adolescence and dive into a thought-provoking discussion with psychiatrist Belinda Lennox and psychologist Peter Smith.

A ‘VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION’ TO… DRUGS FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Date/Time: Wednesday 29 June 12:30-13:15

Venue: Blackwell's Bookshop, Oxford

Admissions: Free, Drop-In

Suitability: 14+

Today’s session: Drugs can help patients suffering from various mental illnesses like depression, anxiety or schizophrenia. How do these drugs work in the brain? How to ensure the safety of patients? Get ‘a very short introduction’ to drugs for psychotherapy, and dive into a thought-provoking discussion with pharmacologist Les Iversen.

A ‘VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION’ TO… MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Date/Time: Thursday 30 June 12:30-13:15

Venue: Blackwell's Bookshop, Oxford

Admissions: Free, Drop-In

Suitability: 14+

Today’s session: Mental health problems account for nearly 40% of all illness but only 13% of NHS funds are devoted to their treatment. How to best address the mental health challenge with limited resources? Get ‘a very short introduction’ to mental health services, and dive into a thought provoking discussion with psychiatrist David Clark.

A ‘VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION’ TO… SLEEP

Date/Time: Friday 1 July 12:30-13:15

Venue: Blackwell's Bookshop, Oxford

Admissions: Free, Drop-In

Suitability: 14+

Today’s session: Why do we need sleep? What happens to our health when we don’t get enough, and how does our modern lifestyle impact our sleep quality? What causes the major sleep disorders? Get ‘a very short introduction’ to sleep and dive into a thought-provoking discussion with neuroscientist Russell Foster.

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In addition, we have a Living Well Oxford stall at Health Day:

Health Day

Health fair

Admissions: Free, Drop-In

SATURDAY 2 JULY 11:00-17:00

Templars Square Shopping Centre, Oxford

Our stand:

Stroke: risks and prevention

What causes stroke? Could you be at risk? What can you do to reduce your risk? Come and chat with us to find out more.

2016

  • 27 January 2016, 5.30-7.30pm, New Models of General Practice. This seminar was part of the HEXI-MiM series and was an opportunity to hear about new ways of delivering general practice. The speakers were: Dr Gwyn Harris, Medical Director, Modality Partnership, Birmingham and Dr Ben Riley, Chair of the Board of Directors, OxFed. The event was chaired by Professor Richard McManus, Professor of Primary Care, University of Oxford. The event was held at the E P Abraham Lecture Theatre at Green Templeton College. Further information can be found here.

2015

  • 4 November 2015, 5-7.30pm, Dignity in Care: Report Launch and Awards Presentations, Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College, University of Oxford, 62 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6JF. The Dignity in Care Report Launch and Awards Presentation Evening were held on Wednesday 4th November 5pm - 7.30pm at St Antony’s College, Oxford.  Healthwatch Oxfordshire’s detailed report on Dignity in Care was published the same day. This report is based on the findings of volunteers who have been carrying out surveys in hospitals and care homes across Oxfordshire, to see if people think they are receiving care in line with national dignity standards.The event included a keynote address, a presentation of the report findings and a question and answer session with the authors and a panel of experts. For more information, please click here

 

  • 20 October 2015, 12noon-1pm, Patient Tales: HEXI Library Launch. The HEXI Library collection was launched on Tuesday 20 October 2015. The collection incorporates The Patients' Tales project based on a unique collection of individuals' book-length accounts (autopathographies) of their own illnesses. The creation of the library collection was supported by a GTC small grant and has been kick-started by a donation from Dr Jeffrey Aronson of his collection of about 150 autopathographies and related books. For more information please see the Patient Tales page. There was a short welcome by Dr Sian Rees, Director of the Oxford Health Experiences Institute and an introduction to autopathographies by Dr Jeffery Aaronson. 

 

  • 16th June, 2015, 5-7pm, Optimising Health Literacy (Ophelia):Generating fit-for-purpose, equitable health care service improvements. Professor Richard Osborne is Professor of Public Health at the School of Health and Social Development, a NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, and WHO Consultant based at Deakin University (Melbourne). He gave a lecture on Optimising Health Literacy (Ophelia): Generating fit-for-purpose, equitable health care service improvements. Further information can be found here

 

  • 18 May, 2015, 6-7.30pm, The patient as consumer: why what’s good for health care business might be bad medicine. The seminar was presented by Professor Tim Hoff, Northeastern University, Massachusetts, and Visiting Associate Fellow at Green Templeton College. This seminar was chaired by Dr Paul Brankin, Chair of the Management in Medicine Programme. Further information can be found here

 

  • 18 March, 5.30pm - 7pm, Health policy and patient experience in the US: A Big Picture Overview. Drs Rachel Grob and Mark Schlesinger presented their recent research. Dr Grob is Director of National Initiatives and Associate Clinical Professor at the Center for Patient Partnerships and Senior Scientist in the Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr Schlesinger is Professor of Health Policy and Fellow of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. The seminar was chaired by Dr Dian Rees, Director of HEXI and Associate Fellow at Green Templeton College. Further information can be found here.

2014

  • 23 September, 6-7pm The Particular Niche of Narrative Bioethics. Professor Arthur Frank. Following publication of The Hastings Center’s Special Report, Narrative Ethics: The Role of Stories in Bioethics (44, no. 1, 2014), this lecture distinguishes narratives from stories and asks how both affect ethical decision-making. Our sense of what’s good and bad, desirable or undesirable, moral or unethical depends not exclusively but significantly on stories we know, narratives we accept as guides to action, and also what stories and narratives are not on our radar. While narrative ethics has its most evident use in bedside consultations, it also has importance in ethics of healthcare policy. Arthur Frank is Professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary, Canada and Professor at Betanien College, Bergen, Norway. His books include The Wounded Storyteller: Body, Illness, and Ethics (Chicago, second edition 2013) and his recent articles appear in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management and The Hastings Center Report. Among other honours, he is recipient of the medal in bioethics from the Royal Society of Canada.Further information can be found here.

  • 10 September, 5.30-7pm Care.data Debate This event is co-hosted by the Oxford Health Experiences Institute and Healthwatch Oxfordshire and aims to explore the issues associated with sharing health information and the care.data programme. Care.data is a proposed new system of information sharing within the NHS which means patient information will be uploaded regularly by GPs to a central point. It will give the NHS more information about patient care, which can be used to improve care overall.  Whilst there may be such potential benefits, concerns have been raised about sharing data in this way. Come along and take part in the debate to explore sharing our health information and the care.data programme.The debate is being chaired by Dame Fiona Caldicott from Oxford University Hospitals Trust. The panel comprises John Appleby, Chief Economist from the Kings Fund, Phil Booth from Medconfidential and John Carvel, the health and social care journalist. John Appleby and Phil Booth are both members of the national care.data Advisory Group. John Carvel sits on the Healthwatch England National Committee and, alongside Dame Fiona Caldicott, sits on the national Independent Information Governance Oversight Panel. 
  • 25 June, 5-6.30pm Therapeutics in the 21st century 3: Personalising therapeutics - personal experiences of treatment and innovation. The third in a series of three seminars organised jointly with CASMI. This seminar will be chaired by Dr Dian Rees, Director of HEXI and Associate Fellow at Green Templeton College with speakers Tal Golesworthy, Chartered Engineer and member of the Energy Institute and the Royal Society of Chemistry, and Dr Rosamund Snow, Research Fellow based in the Oxford Health Experiences Research Group. Further information and how to register can be found Therapeutics 3: 25 June 2014
  • 11 June 2014, 6-7.30pm. Therapeutics in the 21st century 2: The challenges for drug discovery - what gets in the way of working together?. The second in the joint series with CASMI. This seminar will be chaired by Dr Nicholas Edwards, Associate Fellow at Green Templeton College with speakers Professor Chas Bountra, Professor of Translational Medicine, University of Oxford and Jack Scannel, Associate Fellow, CASMI. Further information and how to register can be found Therapeutics 2: 11 June 2014.
  • 4 June 2014, 5-6.30pm. Therapeutics in the 21st century 1: Personalising therapeutics - getting patients the treatment that best suits them. The first in a series of three seminars organised jointly with the Centre for Advancement in Sustainable Medical Innovation (CASMI). This seminar will be chaired by Dr Jeffrey Aronson, Reader in Clinical Pharmacology, University of Oxford with speakers Prof Rob Horne, Professor of Behavioural Medicine, University College London and Dr Ingrid Slade, Director of the Centre for Personalised Medicine, University of Oxford. Further information and how to register can be found here Therapeutics 1: 4 June 2014.
  • EHealth - Learning from international experience. Chaired by Peteris Zilgalvis (ECommission ehealth Unit). This was be a joint event with the Global Health Policy Programme at GTC. Speakers were Professor George Crooks OBE (NHS 24 and Director of the Scottish Centre for Telehealth & Telecare), Dr Peeter Ross (Associate Professor at the Tallinn University of Technology) and Dr Fred Hersch (Clinical Research Fellow in Essential Healthcare at The George Institute for Global Health, Oxford University). 19 May 2014. Further information can be found here eHealth 19 May 2014.

2013

  • Shared Decision Making in Healthcare. Chaired by Dr Angela Coulter, Senior Research Fellow and HEXI Academic Theme Lead, University of Oxford Department of Population Health. Speakers: Professor Michael Barry, President of the Informed Medical Decision Foundation, Boston, USA; Professor Martin Haerter, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Department of Medical Psychology, University of Hamburg, Germany and Professor Trudy van der Weijden, Professor of General Practice, Maastricht University, Netherlands. Department of Mathematics, 7th November.
  • Can kindness save the NHS? Presented by John Ballatt, Director, The Openings Consultancy and author of “Intelligent Kindness.” Saïd Business School, 4th June.
  • Health Care Reform - the Role of Clinical Leadership. Presented by Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham PC, KBE, FMedSci, HonFREng, Imperial College London. Saïd Business School, 30th April.

2012

  • Can Stories Change the World? Promises and Challenges of Web-based Patient Feedback for Improving Care. Presented by James Munro, Director of Research, Patient Opinion and Malte Ziewitz, New York University.  Green Templeton College, 12th November. The podcast is available to listen to here.
  • The Leaders We Need for Healthcare. Presented by Dr Michael Maccoby, Associate Fellow at the Said Business School and President of the Maccoby Group, Washington. Green Templeton College, 9th July.
  • Moral Leadership in Healthcare. Presented by Suzanne Shale, Senior researcher, Health Experiences Research Group and Murray Anderson Wallace, Executive Producer, Patient Stories. Green Templeton College, 30th April.
  • Patient Experience in a Cold Climate. Presented by Dr Karen Luxford, Director of Patient Based Care, Clinical Excellence Commission, New South Wales, Australia and chaired by Joanna Foster, Director of the NHS Chairs' Forum. Green Templeton College, 5th March. Dr Luxford’s presentation can be found here.

2011

  • The Brigham Leadership Program. Presented by Dr Allen Smith of Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, USA. Green Templeton College, 24th  October. Dr Smith's presentation can be found here.

2010

  • Experience-Led Commissioning. Presented by the Health Experiences Research Group: a debate at the Department of Health for commissioners, providers, policy makers and patient advocacy groups. London, 3rd November. The full report can be found here.
  • Towards a New Professionalism – the Changing Face of Medicine in the UK. Presented by Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the General Medical Council and chaired by Dame Fiona Caldicott, Chair of the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust. Green Templeton College, 10th May. Listen to the podcast by clicking here.
  • The Patient’s Experience: the Guide to Knowledge, Treatment and Policy. A panel discussion as part of the GTC North American Alumni Reunion, chaired by Dr Rita Charon, Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the Narrative Medicine Programme at Columbia University and Sir Muir Gray, NHS Chief Knowledge Officer. New York City, 17th April. Listen to the podcast by clicking here.
  • Patient Experience: How Can we do Better? Presented by Cynthia Bower, Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission, Green Templeton College, 2nd  February. Listen to the podcast by clicking here.

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