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1 Knowledge Exchange Showcase - Understanding Postgraduate Medical Ethics Education Andrew Papanikitas Primary Care Health Sciences and John Spicer Health Education England give a talk on their Knowledge Exchange research project on teaching ethics to medical students. Andrew Papanikitas, John Spicer 15 Jul 2019
2 Creative Commons Getting to the heart of cardiac disease: a multi-disciplinary effort to image the heart in 3D Discover how researchers are using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to acquire images that show how the heart works on both a whole organ and cellular level. With Dr Kerstin Timm and Dr Justin Lau. Kerstin Timm, Justin Lau 12 Jun 2019
3 Creative Commons The BMJ's open data campaign Fiona Godlee, Editor in Chief of The BMJ, gives a talk for the EBHC podcast series Fiona Godlee 13 May 2019
4 Creative Commons Innovations to improve outcome and patient safety in low and middle income countries Ms Sarah Kessler discusses and shows clips from ‘The Checklist Effect’, the award-winning documentary inspired by the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist. Shafi Ahmed, Sarah Kessler 01 May 2019
5 Creative Commons Brain tumour surgery – awake and novel imaging Mr Plaha talks about where brain tumour surgery was 5 years ago, shares where we are now with the changing philosophy and management of brain tumours, including new surgery technical advances – minimally invasive endoscopic surgery and awake craniotomy. Puneet Plaha 26 Apr 2019
6 The Future of Treating Genetic MND Professor Kevin Talbot, University of Oxford, gives the fifth and final talk in the day's event, looking at the future of genetic MND and what the future holds for it. Kevin Talbot 17 Apr 2019
7 Early Genetic Trials in MND: The Sheffield SOD1 Experience Professor Christopher McDermott, University of Sheffield, gives the fourth talk in the day's event, and, along with Dani Baird, a person living with MND and a participant in the SOD1 trial, discuss her experieces in the trial. Christopher McDermott, Dani 17 Apr 2019
8 The Value of Online Shared Experiences Professor Louise Locock and Jade Howard, Univesity of Aberdeen, give the third talk in the day's event, looking at patient's experiences of motor neuron disease and how patients and families share their experiences online Louise Locock, Jade Howard 17 Apr 2019
9 Getting Tested: Experience from the Genetic Clinic Professor Anneke Lucassen, University of Southampton, gives the second talk fo the day, looking at her research and experience from studying the genetics related to MND Anneke Lucassen 17 Apr 2019
10 What are the Issues in Familial MND? Professor Martin Turner, University of Oxford, gives an introduction to the conference, and outlines some of the research his group has been doing on understanding familial MND and how they can treat it. Martin Turner 17 Apr 2019
11 Creative Commons OUCAGS and clinical academic training in the UK Professor Chris Pugh gives a talk on clinical academic training and the role OUCAGS (Oxford University Clinical Academic Graduate School) plays. Chris Pugh 17 Apr 2019
12 Creative Commons Gastrointestinal (GI) haemorrhage Dr Raman Uberoi talks about interventional radiology and gastrointestinal haemorrhage. Raman Uberoi 12 Apr 2019
13 Creative Commons Using evidence to overcome fake news about healthcare Professor Carl Heneghan has extensive experience of working with the media. In this talk he will discuss some recent case examples, working with the BBC amongst others. Carl Heneghan 09 Apr 2019
14 Size matters a tous les temps, a tous les peuples Dr. Martyn Sene is Deputy CEO of the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), here, he gives an introduction to the importance of measurement and metrology (the science of measurement). Martyn Sene 03 Apr 2019
15 Creative Commons Communication in Healthcare: A Failure in Need of Rescue? Professor Amir Ghaferi discusses the current state of communication in healthcare and in particular surgery. Is there a failure in need of rescue? Amir Ghaferi 03 Apr 2019
16 The role of network meta-analysis in the evaluation of antidepressants for depression Andrea Cipriani is NIHR Research Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the NHS Foundation Trust in Oxford. Andrea Cipriani 26 Mar 2019
17 Personalised external aortic root support: the Oxford experience Miss Renata Greco talks about personalised external aortic root support and in particular the Oxford experience with this technique. Renata Greco 08 Mar 2019
18 Creative Commons Cricket to clinic via the lab Professor Giles Toogood talks about his background which combined sport and surgery, and discusses the advances in hepatobiliary. Giles Toogood 19 Feb 2019
19 Creative Commons How war is shaping the Ukrainian HIV epidemic: A phylogeographic analysis An Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health seminar presented by Tetyana Vasylyeva (Department of Zoology, University of Oxford) on 24 October 2018 Tetyana Vasylyeva 31 Jan 2019
20 Machine perfusion – a new dawn or optimistic hyperbole? Professor Peter Friend, Dr David Nasralla and Dr Carlo Ceresa discuss liver transplantation and why they are replacing conventional cold storage in an ice box with normothermic automated, transportable liver preservation. Peter Friend, David Nasralla, Carlo Ceresa 28 Jan 2019
21 Creative Commons Genes, Hands, Nerves, and Brains Professor Dominic Furniss and Dr Akira Wiberg discuss the tremendous connection we have between the hand and the brain, focusing their talk on Dupuytren's Disease and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Dominic Furniss, Akira Wiberg 21 Jan 2019
22 Creative Commons Achieving the Holy-Grail: The Humanising Healthcare Methodology Mr Hamish Dibley, a senior management consultant, explores a new and refreshing approach to how we understand and improve healthcare systems. Hamish Dibley 16 Jan 2019
23 Creative Commons Effect of metformin on breast cancer metabolism Dr Simon Lord presents a clinical study to understand the effect of metformin - one of the most commonly prescribed treatments worldwide for diabetes - on breast cancer metabolism. Simon Lord 16 Jan 2019
24 Selection bias in cluster randomised controlled trials Professor David Torgerson, Director of the York Trials Unit, gives a talk for the Evidence Based Healthcare podcast series. David Torgerson 07 Jan 2019
25 The application of realist approaches at the research/policy/practice interface: NICE work if you can do it Professor Mike Kelly, Primary Care Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Cambridge Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, gives a talk for the Evidence Based Healthcare seminar series. Mike Kelly 12 Dec 2018
26 Is AI good for our health? Join our host, philosopher Peter Millican, as he explores the topic "Is AI good for our health?" Peter Millican, Alison Noble, Paul Leeson, Jessica Morley 02 Nov 2018
27 Can antibiotics make you pregnant? Dr Jeffrey Aronson gives a talk for the Evidence Based Healthcare series. Jeffrey Aronson 29 Oct 2018
28 History of evidence synthesis Professor Mike Clarke gives a talk for the Evidence Based Healthcare series. Mike Clarke 29 Oct 2018
29 Medicine and Art Professor David Cranston takes us on a little trip through art and medicine using illustrations of works that portray the changing role of medicine in society. David Cranston 28 Aug 2018
30 The shifting evidence paradigm – from literature to data Carol Lefebvre gives a talk for the Evidence based healthcare seminar series. Carol Lefebvre 26 Jun 2018
31 Siamon Gordon Georgina Ferry interviews Siamon Gordon. Siamon Gordon FRS is Professor Emeritus of Cellular Pathology in the Dunn School. Siamon Gordon 04 Jun 2018
32 Creative Commons Prostate cancer genomic surgery: A shifting paradigm In the first half, Dr Alastair Lamb discusses the problem with prostate cancer and what it is that needs to be addressed, his previous research and future plans for research. Alastair Lamb 30 Apr 2018
33 The Replication Crisis in Biomedicine. What (kind of) crisis? Professor Alexander Bird, Professor of Philosophy and Medicine, King's College London, gives a talk for the Centre for Evidenced Based Medicine. Alexander Bird 11 Apr 2018
34 Ebola: A biosocial journey The inaugural Geoffrey Harrison Prize Lecture delivered in Oxford on 3 November 2017 by Melissa Parker, Professor of Medical Anthropology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Melissa Parker 27 Mar 2018
35 Creative Commons Safe surgery in Africa: Exploring barriers and trialling interventions Professor Peter McCulloch and Dr Tinashe Chandauka talk about improving surgery in Africa and designing a surgical safety education programme. Peter McCulloch, Tinashe Chandauka 14 Mar 2018
36 Creative Commons How to ask the right questions: Lessons learned in 30 years of research Professor Wytske Fokkens (Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam) talks about how to ask yourself the right questions, which is the most important thing that she has learned in her 30-year research career. Wytske Fokkens 05 Mar 2018
37 Real versus rubbish EBM: do you know the difference? A light hearted account of being treated by the 'wrong' guideline - with a serious conclusion about making sure this doesn’t happen. Trish Greenhalgh 02 Mar 2018
38 Creative Commons Upper GI Surgery Dr John Findlay (Oxford University) presents 'Heavy Petting in Oesophago-gastric Cancer’ and Mr Nick Maynard (Oxford University) presents ‘How Much Should we Tell the Public About Outcomes from Oesophagectomy?’ Nick Maynard, John Findlay 28 Feb 2018
39 Creative Commons Laparoscopic aortic surgery: Credible or just plain crazy? Mr Dominic PJ Howard talks about the current management and Oxford research on aortic disease, and the endovascular revolution. Mr Adam Howard discusses the exciting area of laparoscopic aortic surgery and where that is placed in this field. Dominic PJ Howard, Adam Howard 20 Feb 2018
40 Lincoln Leads in Medicine Lincoln's medical breakthroughs: The past, present and future. Eric Sidebottom, David Vaux, Mustafa Aydogan, Francesca Donnellan 22 Jan 2018
41 Importance of statistical power for cumulative science Richard Morey (Cardiff University) gives a talk for the Oxford Reproducibility School. Richard Morey 08 Dec 2017
42 Making student projects meaningful through collaboration Kate Button (University of Bath) gives a talk for the Oxford Reproducibility School. Kate Button 08 Dec 2017
43 The pharmaceutical industry believes that a lot of academic literature is not reproducible. How should we respond? Chas Bountra (University of Oxford) gives a talk for the Oxford Reproducibility School. Chas Bountra 08 Dec 2017
44 Life as a trial statistician – the good, the bad and the ugly Professor Jonathan Cook is a Senior Medical Statistician at the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit. Jonathan Cook 06 Dec 2017
45 Animal Models in Reproductive Health Filmed at the CPM's event 'Personalised Medicine in Practice: Advances in Reproductive Science' on 7th March 2017, Erin Greaves gives her talk 'Animal Models in Reproductive Health'. Erin Greaves 24 Nov 2017
46 Personalised Medicine in Endometrial Factor Evaluation: Transcriptomics and Machine Learning Predictors Filmed at the CPM's event 'Personalised Medicine in Practice: Advances in Reproductive Science' on 7th March 2017. Patricia Diaz Gimeno 24 Nov 2017
47 Ethical Issues in Research in Reproductive Medicine Filmed at the CPM's event 'Personalised Medicine in Practice: Advances in Reproductive Science' on 7th March 2017, Michael Parker gives his talk 'Ethical Issues in Research in Reproductive Medicine'. Michael Parker 24 Nov 2017
48 And then the magic happens! Can realist synthesis really be systematic? Dr Andrew Booth gives a talk for the Realist Reviews and Realist Evaluations short course. Andrew Booth 24 Nov 2017
49 Establishing a microsurgery center at Chang Gung and advances in mandibular reconstruction Professor Fu-Chan Wei talks about how he established a comprehensive reconstructive microsurgery center at Chang Gung University Medical Center, and discusses the advances in mandibular reconstruction using microsurgical skills. Fu-Chan Wei 04 Oct 2017
50 Making trials more efficient: Trial Forge and how you can help Trials are important; very often they are also inefficient. Trial Forge aims to improve trial efficacy by identifying and then filling gaps in trial methods research. Shaun Treweek 10 Jul 2017
51 Using mixed methods in health psychology: Reflections on research design, epistemology, and practicalities In this talk, Dr Felicity Bishop will critically reflect on mixed methods research that she has conducted and discuss the philosophical and technical challenges of mixed methods. Felicity Bishop 10 Jul 2017
52 Emerging and Future Treatments: Studying asymptomatic genetic carriers in MND Professor Martin Turner, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, gives the final talk in the FATHOM meeting. Martin Turner 27 Jun 2017
53 Emerging and Future Treatments Professor Kevin Talbot, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, gives the third talk for the FATHOM meeting. Kevin Talbot 27 Jun 2017
54 Genetic Testing Christopher Shaw, King's College London, gives the second talk for the FATHOM meeting. Christopher Shaw 27 Jun 2017
55 The Genetics of Motor Neuron Disease Professor Kevin Talbot gives the first presentation in the FATHOM meeting. Introduction by Professor Martin Turner. Kevin Talbot 27 Jun 2017
56 Creative Commons Dr Desirée Cox, stem cell and regenerative medicine expert, and artist (Pembroke, 1987) Dr Desirée Cox describes her extraordinary journey from growing up in a tough urban area in the Bahamas to becoming a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. Desirée Cox 23 Jun 2017
57 William Osler and his legacy to medicine Professor David Cranston tells the story of William Osler's life and career. David Cranston 14 Jun 2017
58 Creative Commons MORU Students Studentships at the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Bangkok, Thailand Stije Leopold, Stuart Blacksell, Sharanjeet Atwal, Viriya Hantrakun 13 Jun 2017
59 The Remedy: Introduction In this short podcast, Naomi Richman introduces the series, 'The Remedy' by offering some history and context to contemporary discussions about health and healing. Naomi Richman 08 May 2017
60 Statistical methods used to map malaria and other infectious diseases Ewan Cameron and Sam Bhatt from the Nuffield Department of Population Health discuss statistical methods used to map malaria and other infectious diseases. Ewan Cameron, Sam Bhatt 28 Apr 2017
61 Creative Commons Sir Roger Bannister, athlete and neurologist (Exeter College, 1946) Sir Roger Bannister relives running the first sub-four-minute mile in a special podcast to mark the anniversary of his extraordinary achievement in May 1954. Roger Bannister 28 Apr 2017
62 Germs Revisited On Thursday 16 March 2017, Dr Emilie Taylor-Brown gave a talk with Dr Jamie Lorimer (School of Geography and the Environment) and Dr Nicola Fawcett (Medical Sciences Division) on the subject of Germs Revisited. Emilie Taylor-Brown, Jamie Lorimer, Nicola Fawcett, Kirsten Shepherd-Barr 25 Apr 2017
63 Professor Trish Greenhalgh Professor Trish Greenhalgh and Kamal R. Mahtani in conversation in the third episode of Trust The Evidence. Kamal R. Mahtani, Trish Greenhalgh 20 Apr 2017
64 Dr Fiona Godlee Professor Carl Heneghan, Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, in conversation with Dr Fiona Godlee, Editor-in-Chief of The British Medical Journal (BMJ). Fiona Godlee, Carl Heneghan 05 Apr 2017
65 Lights, Camera, Immuno-action! Research on cancer immunotherapy and its implications for the clinic Melissa Bedard explains the body’s lack of an immune response to cancer cells through an analogy with spy movies. Melissa Bedard 03 Apr 2017
66 Jam tomorrow? Prospects for the 'just about managing' in Britain In the Medical Sciences Division Litchfield Lecture 2017, he explores the prospects for the just about managing in Britain in light of Brexit. Martin McKee 23 Mar 2017
67 FRIGHT Friday - Gothic Horror: Medicine and Monsters Dr Andrew Papanikitas gives a talk for the FRIGHT Friday series of talks, held in the Ashmolean Museum on 25th November 2016. Andrew Papanikitas 12 Dec 2016
68 FRIGHT Friday - Fear and Flesh: Gothic Medicine Dr Barry Murname gives a talk for the FRIGHT Friday series of talks, held in the Ashmolean Museum on 25th November 2016. Barry Murname 12 Dec 2016
69 Creative Commons Poor quality medicines LOMWRU researchers conduct clinical research to help improve global, regional and Lao public health. They focus on infectious diseases, and also investigate diseases of nutrition and poverty. Paul Newton 30 Nov 2016
70 Creative Commons Poor quality medicines LOMWRU researchers conduct clinical research to help improve global, regional and Lao public health. They focus on infectious diseases, and also investigate diseases of nutrition and poverty. Paul Newton 30 Nov 2016
71 Hope What is Hope? This seminar explored what hope is and invited us to consider what hope means to people in different circumstances. Peter Hinton, Carl Heneghan 21 Nov 2016
72 The Remedy: Humanism In this episode, Naomi Richman interviews David Flint, Vice-Chair of the North London Humanists to find out what humanism can offer the sick. They discuss the role of modern medicine and the possibilities of living forever. Naomi Richman, David Flint 16 Nov 2016
73 The Remedy: Christianity In this episode, Naomi Richman interviews Rev. Jody Stowell about Christian attitudes to health and understandings of healing. Starting by looking at Jesus' treatment of the sick, they move on to discussing the role of faith-healing in today's context. Naomi Richman, Jody Stowell 16 Nov 2016
74 Better evidence for better health care Professor Carl Heneghan gives a talk for the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care programme. Carl Heneghan 31 Oct 2016
75 Creative Commons Killing and dying This lecture asks what weapons people owned in Henry VIII's England and whether they knew how to use them, some of its evidence drawn from coroners' inquests into accidents with bows, guns and swords. Steven Gunn 12 Oct 2016
76 The Jenkin Lecture - Engineering Tomorrow's Therapies Professor Constantin Coussios (Magdalen), Professor of Biomedical Engineering, gives the 2016 annual Jenkin Lecture, on 17th September 2016. Constantin Coussios 21 Sep 2016
77 Creative Commons IDEAL and the FDA Regulation, Commissioning, HTA and Policy. Danica Marinac-Dabic 19 Sep 2016
78 Creative Commons Penicillin and the Legacy of Norman Heatley Dr Eric Sidebottom and Professor David Cranston talk about the story of penicillin and the legacy of Norman Heatley (1911 – 2004) who was a member of the team of Oxford University scientists who developed penicillin. Eric Sidebottom, David Cranston 01 Sep 2016
79 'Light' Part 3 - How does sunlight damage DNA? Once we've received our genetic make-up from our parents our genomes are stable, right? What causes mutations in our DNA as we live and grow, and how do our cells repair damage? Catherine Green 03 Aug 2016
80 Big Data and Biomedical Research: Developments and Implications Professor Sir John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the Green Templeton College 2016 lecture series on big data and biomedical research. Sir John Bell 28 Jul 2016
81 Life, death and astrology in Shakespeare's England Lauren Kassell (Reader in the History of Science and Medicine, Cambridge) gives a talk for the Bodleian libraries. Lauren Kassell 30 Jun 2016
82 'Senses' Part 2 - Getting a feel for surgery How do you train surgeons to do complex surgeries? How do you measure a trainee's progress? How can you accurately simulate the look and feel of surgery? Patrick Garfjeld Roberts 29 Jun 2016
83 The point of qualitative research Prof Aksel Tjora, Professor of Sociology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, gives a talk for the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care programme. Aksel Tjora 23 Jun 2016
84 'Land, Sea and Air' Part 3 - What happens when we fly Oxygen levels are slightly lower when you fly on commercial airlines, so what effects does this have on people? Can it cause any problems? Thomas Smith 17 Jun 2016
85 Creative Commons The developmental origins of health and disease: adaptation reconsidered Ian Rickard (Durham) places the origins of the science of health and disease within a framework of evolutionary theory and a medical anthropology perspective (18 January 2016) Ian Rickard 08 Jun 2016
86 Inflammaging and its role in ageing and age-related diseases Cristina Giuliani (Bologna) places inflammaging, and genetics, within an evolutionary perspective. A medical anthropology seminar given on 1 February 2016. Cristina Giuliani 08 Jun 2016
87 Creative Commons Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Charlotte K. Russell (Parent-Infant Sleep Lab, Durham) looks at how evolutionary anthropology and cross-cultural perspectives can have a huge impact on specific healthcare issues such as SIDS (22 February 2016) Charlotte K. Russell 08 Jun 2016
88 The dawn of Darwinian critical care medicine James G. Morgan (Dept of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, Leeds General Infirmary) discusses how an evolutionary approach can help one understand medicine, such as adaptive defence mechanisms in the body (8 February 2016) James G. Morgan 08 Jun 2016
89 Creative Commons Maternal capital and offspring development Jonathan Wells (UCL Institute of Child Health) presents an intergenerational perspective on the development origins of health and disease. A medical anthropology seminar given on 29 February 2016. Jonathan Wells 08 Jun 2016
90 'Learning' part 2 - Stimulating learning Can a little electrical stimulation help people learn quicker? And how would technology that does this be used? And why would you want to use this over medicines? Roi Cohen Kadosh 13 May 2016
91 What Makes You Tick? How do you know when it's time to wake up or go to sleep? More powerful than any alarm are your circadian rhythms. Christopher James-Harvey, Stuart Peirson, Russell Foster 12 Apr 2016
92 Personalised Medicine - Joshua Hordern Dr Joshua Hordern discusses personalised medicine Joshua Hordern 06 Apr 2016
93 Medical and psychological issues in the treatment of recurrent miscarriage In this Fertility and Reproduction Seminar, Raj Rai (Imperial College and St Mary's Hospital) discusses the role of clinical trials and ways of addressing the potential exploitation of vulnerable couples, 26 October 2015 Raj Rai 14 Mar 2016
94 Creative Commons Intravenous anaesthesia on Turner's High Street Dr Alessia Pannese explores a painted documentation of a relatively little known event in Oxford local history: the first intravenous anaesthesia during this TORCH Bite-Size talk at the Ashmolean Museum LiveFriday Alessia Pannese 09 Feb 2016
95 'Killers' part 1 - Mosquito genomes and malaria control Can studying Mosquito population genomes help to stop the spread of Malaria? Alistair Miles 15 Dec 2015
96 Creative Commons Writer, doctor and champion of evidence-based medicine, Dr Ben Goldacre (Magdalen, 1992) Dr Ben Goldacre – author of the bestsellers Bad Science and Bad Pharma – dissects what is wrong with modern medicine and argues for better evidence-based medicine in this podcast. Ben Goldacre 17 Nov 2015
97 Creative Commons Medical science needs you! Human clinical trials Clinical trials for vaccines: how they work and what's involved for volunteers. Sean Elias, Natalie Lella 19 Oct 2015
98 Creative Commons How clean is a clean room? Human vaccine manufacture The stringent processes that ensure new vaccines are clinic-ready Sean Elias, Emma Bolan 19 Oct 2015
99 Creative Commons Maladies and mice. Pre-clinical vaccine development Approaches used to target particularly tricky diseases to treat, such as malaria, HIV, Flu and TB. Sean Elias, Lynda Coughlan, Rachel Tanner 19 Oct 2015
100 Creative Commons Why vaccinate? The history and science of vaccination Vaccine origins, science behind how vaccines work and how outbreaks of diseases can occur if vaccination levels drop too low. Sean Elias 19 Oct 2015