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The University of Southampton
Biological Sciences

Booze, the liver and society; new industrial diseases for the 21st century Seminar

Time:
17:00
Date:
5 December 2011
Venue:
Building 85, Seminar room 2207

For more information regarding this seminar, please email Margaret Miles at M.S.Miles@southampton.ac.uk .

Event details

This seminar will provide good insights into liver disease, clinical approaches to these and the wider issue of alcohol in society.

Nick Sheron is an academic clinical hepatologist at University of Southampton and runs the liver unit at Southampton General Hospital. Clinical issues associated with this organ are a very good barometer of the changing relationship between society and alcohol consumption. This has led to Nick taking an active role in a clinically based programme of research in various aspects of alcohol-related problems. Together with Ian Gilmore, President of the Royal College of Physicians, he co-founded the Alcohol Health Alliance UK, an umbrella body bring together 27 different organisations including Royal Colleges, NGOs and charities with the aim of lobbying for evidence-based policies to reduce alcohol-related harm in the UK. Nick’s seminars provide good insights into liver disease, clinical approaches to these and the wider issue of alcohol in society. His talks provide a very nice specific example of how clinical science can have important impact on wider society issues that will prove interesting and educational for all including the undergraduate cohort.

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