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ESMI Events 2023

Date  TimeTitleDescriptionLocation
15th November 2023 11.00-12.00 PHSS Seminar series

Ageing Research - DREAM study programme

This month Vicki Goodwin and Aseel Mahmoud will be talking about the results of our DREAM study programme of work to develop an intervention for the assessment and management of older people in the community.

Further information can be found here

15th November 2023 13.00-14.30 PenARC Seminar series Exploring Intergenerational Relationships
Iona Lawrence, freelance strategist and campaigner

In this talk, Iona Lawrence will share some of her observations and conclusions from her recent Churchill Fellowship which took her across Austria, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands in search of intergenerational activists and change makers. This will be with a view to prompting a discussion about what action and policy change is needed next to weave the intergenerational connections a fairer and more equitable society needs.

Iona is keen to offer support or advice to those wanting to work in the intergenerational research and connections space. If you would like to meet with Iona before her talk (in-person only), please get in touch with Becky Whear by no later than Wednesday 8th November.

Iona Lawrence is a freelance strategist, campaigner and extra pair of hands for charities and nonprofits up and down the country. In 2016 Iona set up the Jo Cox Foundation in memory of her friend Jo Cox MP through which she campaigned to appoint the world's first Minister for Loneliness.

In 2023 Iona completed her Churchill Fellowship. Travelling across Austria, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands, she spent two months meeting intergenerational activists and change makers to better understand what more can be done in the UK to boost and bolster intergenerational connections. Her findings offer a glimpse of an intergenerational future and a clear view of what is holding us back from getting there - you can read them here.

Alongside her work on loneliness and social connection, Iona is Co-Founder of The Decelerator which supports nonprofit organisations and individuals to consider and design closures, mergers, CEO transitions, programming ends, and all sorts of endings as just part of the everyday life of organisations and inevitable cycles of change in civil society.

Please note that this seminar may be recorded for sharing via PenARC’s social media channels.  

Book your place here

St Luke’s Campus, Exeter/Online via MS Teams 
29th November 2023

12.00-12.30 (Refreshments)


13.30-14.00 (Questions)

APEx Seminar series

The Pharma Pollution Hub: finding solutions to reduce the environmental impact of medicines used in UK healthcare
Dr Kelly Thornber

The OECD International Survey of People Living with Chronic Conditions (PaRIS Survey): development and evaluation of the patient questionnaire
Dr Ian Porter

Please register your place to attend in person or online via the following link:

JS07 Smeall Building/Online via MS Teams
1st December 2023 13.00-14.00 Seminar

Shame - its role in the professional medical identity
Dr Sandy Miles

Dr.Sandy Miles is a GP and Medical Educator in Devon. Alongside her clinical role she works in Postgraduate GP training, was Clinical Director of Eastleigh Primary Care Network and, together with Dr Sam Powell, established popular retreats for doctors. She achieved distinction in the MSc Medical Humanities at King’s College London in 2018 and has subsequently published about Shame in medicine and the role it plays in the formation of the medical identity. She speaks with doctors and other healthcare professionals to explore how to understand and minimise the causes and effects of shame in healthcare settings.

Please register your attendance on Eventbrite here

SC2.13, South Cloisters/Online via MS Teams
4th December 2023 11.30-12.30 ESMI Guest Lecture Series

Incorporating Prior Beliefs Into Meta‐Analyses of Health‐State Utility Values Using the Bayesian Power Prior

Anthony Hatswell will present on meta‐analysing utility values, and a recent paper showing how this can be done including weightings for beliefs on which study is more relevant – an approach known as the Bayesian Power Prior (BPP).

The method is illustrated using 4 case studies, with the only prerequisite being a vague understanding of the aims of cost-utility analysis/evidence based medicine. The case studies are then analysed using the ‘preferred’ value, fixed‐ and random‐effects meta analysis, and the BPP, with
comparisons made, and time for discussion on the subject more generally.

Anthony Hatswell is a health economist and statistician. After his education at the University of York, he worked at Sanofi and GSK, as well as in consulting where he now runs Delta Hat.

In addition to this he performs research at UCL where he looks at statistical methods to analyse uncontrolled clinical studies (otherwise known as single arm trials) and sits on the NICE interventional procedures committee.


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13th December 2023 09.00-16.30 HSMA Open Day 2023 We’re delighted to invite you to our HSMA Open Day 2023! Find out about current project work making immediate impact in health and social care & policing organisations; and hear from the PenCHORD team on ‘Keeping AI safe and trustworthy’, ‘Dialysis Service Modelling in Portsmouth’ and ‘What would other hospitals do with my patient? Using explainable AI to compare clinical decision making in emergency stroke care’.

The Health Service Modelling Associates (HSMA) training programme is returning in April for its sixth iteration! This free 15-month training programme offers staff working in policing & health and social care organisations the opportunity to develop skills in modelling and data science and apply them to a project to address an important issue for their organisation.

Here's a glimpse of what we have in store:
  • Welcome - meet the mastermind behind HSMA - Dr Daniel Chalk!
  • Learn more about the HSMA programme with a live Q&A session.
  • HSMA5 projects: see the projects creating impact in health and social care & policing orgs.
  • Hands on workshops: experience HSMA or find out what PenCHORD are up to!
  • See the full itinerary here!
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14th December 2023 15.00-16.15 with Q&A and drinks reception to follow Faculty of Health and Life Sciences Seminar A General Theory of Rehabilitation: it catalyses and assists adaptation to illness
Professor Derick Wade, Oxford Brookes University

This seminar answers the question that Professor Derick Wade first asked in 1980, What is rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation has been without a theoretical basis since the word was first used in 1918. My theory can be summarised: Rehabilitation optimises a person’s adaptation to their illness.” I will outline the building blocks: adaptation to change is universal and constant; its purpose is to maintain an equilibrium between important factors; for a person, these factors can be related to Maslow’s five areas of need; humans have a central homeostatic mechanism that alters behaviour to achieve homeostasis; when the change is due to an illness, rehabilitation facilitates adaptation by catalysing many adaptive responses and, when needed, giving direct assistance.

Derick Wade trained in medicine, qualifying in 1973. He worked in many specialist areas including neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, and general practice before undertaking stroke research 1980-1986. He then became a consultant (later a professor) in neurological rehabilitation and has worked in rehabilitation since. He has undertaken many trials and has over 300 papers.

Professor Wade is visiting from Oxford, and this is a fantastic opportunity to hear him in person. Places are limited so please register as soon as possible to guarantee your place.

For further information and to register for this event please click here

3.06 South Cloisters, St Luke’s Campus, Exeter and Online

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