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CANCELLED - UEMS Seminar: Post-Truth Medicine: Death and Disability by Disinformation

An Exeter Medical School seminar
Date19 March 2020
Time18:00 to 19:00
PlaceKnowledge Spa

Richard Farrow Lecture Theatre, Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3HD.

Guest Speaker: Professor Sir Rory Collins


This event has been cancelled.


The talk is free for anyone wishing to attend.
Please contact Emma Arthur so that we have an idea of numbers emma.arthur@nhs.net

RSVP Friday 13 March 2020.


Rory Collins is an epidemiologist who studies how to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease. He trained in Medicine at St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School, London University, and Statistics at George Washington University and Oxford University. He joined Oxford University in 1981 to run large randomised trials which showed that emergency treatment of heart attacks with clot-dissolving and clot-preventing treatment could more than halve mortality.  Subsequently, he has shown that lowering cholesterol with statin therapy safely reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes. These treatments have become part of routine care. Rory was appointed British Heart Foundation Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Oxford University in 1996, Principal Investigator of the UK Biobank prospective study of 500,000 people in 2005, and Head of the Nuffield Department of Population Health in 2013. He was knighted for services to Science in 2011 and was elected to the Royal Society in 2015.

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