Event archive

  • Title:  Statistical issues in drug development
  • When:  Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 February 2014
  • Time:  9.30 - 4.30 pm both days
  • Location:  Seminar room, Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Faciity, Western Gerenal Hospital, Crewe Road, Edinburgh
  • Fees: Student - £80 (matric card required); NHS/University:  £160
  • For more information and to book a place, please email us at wtcrf.education@ed.ac.uk or visit WTCRF Education Programme

In association with Public Health England and Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, RSTMH is organising Topics in Infection again this year.  

We have a limited number of places remaining for what we are sure will be a fascinating and valuable meeting.  As always, this meeting will provide an important and valued opportunity for colleagues within all fields of tropical medicine and global health to network, update knowledge and share scientific expertise and will attract over 300 microbiologists, consultants in infectious disease, general physicians, infection control nurses and biomedical and clinical scientists.

Edinburgh research and Innovation will be hosting a series of workshops to assist candidates preparing ERC Starting Grant applications, details are outlined below.
Workshop 1

Due to high demand the Edinburgh hosted UK National Contact Point ERC Starting Grant Proposal Writing Event on 14 January 2014 is now full. We are therefore running another workshop on Friday 17 January. The workshop will offer a general overview of the programme, application and submission process.  Those interested in submitting an application to the first deadline on 25 March 2014 can sign up to attend this workshop via MyEd (link above)

Workshop 2

  • When:  Wednesday 15 January 2014
  • Time:  2.30 - 8.15 pm
  • Location:  Lecture theatre 1, Appleton Tower, George Square

At this symposium a cross section of staff and Fellows present their most recent research across the spectrum of activity in the Institutes of Evolutionary Biology, Immunology and Infection Research and the Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution.  There is a particular emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches and communication across disciplines, which we believe makes the talks particularly accessible.

This event is free and no registration is required.  We strongly encourage you to attend and hope very much that you will be able to attend at least part of it, particularly if you are new in Ashworth. 

Chair - Alex Rowe

2.30 - 3.00 pm              

Paul Sharp: “Origins of human malaria: where and when?”

3.00 - 3.30 pm              

  • When:  Sunday 1 December 2013 (World AIDS Day)
  • Time:  4 pm
  • Location:  The Cameo Picturehouse, Edinburgh

"How To Survive A Plague" is the Academy Award nominated documentary from David France, which chronicles the history of two pioneering coalitions—ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group)—whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.  Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time.  Their actions saved millions of lives and this is their story.

The screening will be followed by an insightful panel discussion with:

  • When:  Wednesday 27 November 2013
  • Time:  9.30 - 2 pm
  • Location:  Number 9, BioQuarter, Little France, Edinburgh

This unique event offers the chance to come along and hear from Scottish companies working in our Health Science Community, in addition to the short presentation from the companies, you will get an opportunity to network with their representatives.


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