Mason Institute Lunch Seminars, Spring 2016

The Mason Institute is pleased to announce our lunchtime seminars for Spring 2016.

On 16th February we will welcome Dr Amrit Ray (Chief Medical Officer, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson). We are pleased to co-host this seminar with the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Dr Ray will speak on ‘Ethical Challenges in Compassionate Access to Investigational Medicines’. A light lunch will be served at 12:30pm, with the talk from 13:00-14:00. The event is free to attend but places are limited. Please register via Eventbrite here.

On 24th March, Annie Sorbie, who has just joined the Liminal Spaces Team, will speak on her experiences in legal practice. Further details to follow.

Finally, on 12th May, we will welcome Professor Barbara Prainsack (KCL). Further details to follow.

Human health is essential for the enjoyment and maximisation of almost all human activities. As our health futures rapidly evolve alongside great medical, scientific, and technological advancement, we are faced with the obligation to both protect patients and promote ethical research. How to successfully navigate these interconnected and complex relationships is a challenge not yet met. And, for the first time ever, the Care Act 2014 now requires public bodies to promote health research, but we currently have no methods whatsoever to do so. The Mason Institute is at the forefront of research into the protection and promotion of human health through robust health research regulation. Through a yearlong programme of roadshow-style events, the Mason Institute Lunch Series reaches across the boundaries of discipline and institution to directly engage with crucial human health actors – researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, patients, and the public – to exploit on-going research and explore this challenge.

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