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Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet: Making medicine count: Why medical science has lost its way and how to rediscover its true purpose  Event

global health
Time:
17:30 - 18:30
Date:
7 October 2013
Venue:
Lecture Theatre 2, level B, South Academic Block, Southampton General Hospital

For more information regarding this event, please email Frances Clarke at F.M.Clarke@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

Introduced by Professor Iain Cameron, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.

Eventbrite - Dr Richard Horton, Editor of The Lancet - 'Making Medicine Count'

As the deadline for the Research Excellence Framework approaches, there is an opportunity to pause and ask: what is medicine and medical science for? Currently, the metrics for success in research focus on grants won and papers published. But are these endpoints really the best we can do? Doesn't medical science aspire to achieve something greater than personal fame and wealth? In REF2014, the notion of "impact" was introduced to emphasise the "effect on, change, or benefit to the economy, society, culture, public policy or services, health, the environment, or quality of life, beyond academia." But is the way we do science designed for impact?

This lecture will explore examples of how a new model of collaborative global networks of medical and health scientists may offer novel opportunities for impact and social change.

 

Programme

5.00 pm - Pre lecture Tea/refreshments and poster display

5.30 pm - Speaker Introduction by Professor Iain Cameron (Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton)

5.35 pm - Talk: ‘Making medicine count: Why medical science has lost its way and how to rediscover its true purpose' Richard Horton, BSc MB FRCP FMedSci

6.15 pm - Q & A chaired by Professor Cameron

6.30 pm - Reception with wine and nibbles

Among other things, Richard currently, co-chairs the independent Expert Review Group on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children' Health
Richard Horton, Editor, The Lancet

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Research can be an enormous force for social political good if we think about it as a global public good rather than as a commodity that we're trying to measure in a marketplace of higher education

Richard Horton - Editor, The Lancet

Speaker information

Dr Richard Horton BSc MB FRCP FMedSci,Editor of The Lancet

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