"Inflamed depression" by Professor Ed Bullmore (BNA2019 public lecture)

Tue, 16 Apr 2019
18:30 - 19:30

The Anne Silk Lecture 2019
Held in association with the Silk Trust and the Royal Society of Medicine

Ed's recently published book, "The Inflamed Mind", will form the basis of this talk, discussing the new science on the link between depression and inflammation of the body and brain.

He will explain how and why we now know that mental disorders can have their root cause in the immune system, and outline a future revolution in which treatments could be specifically targeted to break the vicious cycle of stress, inflammation and depression.

Professor Bullmore is a world expert in neuroscience and mental health. He has been Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge since 1999, and in 2005, he also became Vice-President of Experimental Medicine at GlaxoSmithKline while maintaining his post at University of Cambridge. See Ed Bullmore's website

This event is FREE to attend, however booking is essential.  Everyone welcome, recommended age 11+.

More about BNA2019 Festival of Neuroscience 

The largest event of its kind throughout Europe in 2019, the British Neuroscience Association - in partnership with Neuroscience Ireland (NSI) and the British Society for Neuroendocrinology (BSN) - is excited to be bringing the international Festival of Neuroscience to Dublin, a city of culture, excitement and neuroscience! 

Alongside a comprehensive scientific programme, an exciting public schedule of events and activities will take place around Dublin, warmly welcoming the public to engage with all things brain! Check out the full BNA2019 public programme here.

More about Anne Silk and the Silk Trust

Anne Silk's Wimpole Stree contact lens consultancy practice saw patients referred from ophthalmologists, privately, the NHS and from many countries in the Middle East.  She specialised in keratoconus, keratoplasty, aphakia, traumatised corneae and dry eyes.

She was Master of her City Livery Company (first woman in 350 years) and was elected to the General Optical Council. In 2005 she was invited to join the HPA Electromagnetic Field Discussion Group at Harwell, She was Chair of NHS DenDron Neuro Research Steering Group at Oxford and a member of the Department of Health SAGE III Science Forum.  Anne has published many papers on human effects of electromagnetic fields. 

In 2014, Anne was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science by the Vice Chancellor of Bournemouth University.  This was in recognition of her distinguished career in Ophthalmology and also her support for research in the neurosciences. 

More about the Royal Society of Medicine

The origins of the Royal Society of Medicine date back to the 18th century when, throughout Europe, medical societies began to be founded with the object of bringing together physicians and surgeons.

The Royal Society of Medicine is now one of the country's major providers of postgraduate medical education. Independent and apolitical, the Society promotes an exchange of information and ideas on the science, practice and organisation of medicine. 

Read more at www.rsm.ac.uk

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