Past events

December 2015


A Conversation about Diabetes

thestudio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP

This event is a collaboration between Birmingham-based social enterprise Health Exchange and the University of Warwick. Keynote speaker will be Professor Janice Lee Thompson, Professor of Public Health Nutrition and Exercise at the University of Birmingham. On the afternoon of 10 December, in the centre of Birmingham, they will be bringing together key stakeholders from the social enterprise, academic and public health sectors to discuss how to meet the challenge of type 2 diabetes through early intervention.

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Horizon 2020 Workshop for SME brokers/intermediaries

Chamberlain Room, Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BB

The European Association is holding a workshop for SME intermediaries/brokers from universities and other organisations to share experiences of how SMEs are being supported in the Horizon 2020 programme, with a view to improving support to SMEs to facilitate their uptake and engagement in Horizon 2020 opportunities.

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Fit for the future: a review of the public health workforce

De Vere Venues Colmore Gate, 5th & 7th Floor Colmore Gate, Birmingham B3 2QD

In a fast moving world, with opportunities for greater devolution, integration of public services to provide more person-centred care, including helping people to stay healthier and new technologies, we need to ensure that our workforce remains equipped to meet the challenge of improving and protecting the public’s health in the future. Public Health England will be working with a range of national organisations but is very keen to capture local views. They are holding a number of events around the country between November and January, including one in Birmingham on 9 December.

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Curzon in the City at Christmas - Linking Business with Education

The Curzon Building, 4 Cardigan Street, Birmingham, B4 7BD Rooms: C501 &C502

Following the move of the Birmingham City University (BCU) Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences into the Curzon Building in the city centre, and as the festive season approaches, the faculty would like to invite industry representatives and other interested parties to a Christmas evening networking event. There will also be an opportunity to find out more about the work BCU does with businesses locally and in the wider West Midlands region, and to consider potential placement, internship, research and consultancy opportunities within your organisation.

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Midlands Engine Summit

Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

Building on the recent launch of Midlands Connect, regional stakeholders from all sectors have come together to develop ideas for the wider Midlands Engine initiative. The summit is being called to launch a ‘Prospectus for the Midlands Engine’, based on this work. The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, will be in attendance to be presented with a copy of the prospectus, and to deliver the keynote address. Marcus Jones MP, Minister for Local Government, will also participate in a panel discussion.

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Seminar in Genomic Medicine

Derek Willoughby Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary University of London, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6BQ

This series of free events will deliver a programme of lectures for the clinical, scientific and research communities involved in 100,000 Genomes Project. This seminar will feature Dr Heidi Rehm, Director of the Laboratory for Molecular Medicine at Partners Healthcare Personalized Medicine.

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