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Fourth Geoffrey Rose Memorial Lecture 2017

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We are delighted to announce that the FOURTH GEOFFREY ROSE MEMORIAL LECTURE will be hosted by the School of Public Healthat Imperial College London on the evening of Wednesday 15 November 2017.

Our speaker will be Professor Bert Hofman, MD, PhD, from Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health.

LECTURE TITLE "The Uses of Hippocratic Epidemiology"

The Lecture will start at 5pm and finish at 6pm and will include time for questions from the audience at the close.

The Lecture wil be followed by an informal drinks reception.

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Hofman, MD, PhD is the Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and the Stephen B Kay Family Professor of Public Health and Clinical Epidemiology at the Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Dr. Hofman was the chairman of the Department of Epidemiology at the Erasmus Medical Center/Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, from 1988 until 2016. He has been Science Director of the Graduate School Netherlands, from 1988 until 2016. He has been Science Director of the Graduate School Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences since its start in 1990 until 2015.

Dr. Hofman is the initiator and principal investigator of two population based, prospective cohort studies in the city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands: the Rotterdam Study and the Generation R study. Data-collection for these studies started in 1990 and 2002, respectively. These cohort studies have in common that they target multiple common diseases, have a very extensive and state-of-the-art assessment of the putative determinants of these diseases, and employ as much as possible new technologies to be applied in the setting of epidemiologic population studies.

The study of a multiple outcomes, in particular neurological, cardiovascular and endocrine diseases, has enabled the investigation of the interrelations of those diseases, and thereby of the co-morbidity and co-etiology of various diseases with a large population burden. This has made the findings in these studies generally useful for public health purposes as well as for clinical medicine.

The new technologies for epidemiologic studies include the genome-wide assessment and large-scale imaging of whole cohorts. The Rotterdam Study was one of the five founding cohorts of the very productive CHARGE consortium which has performed many successful genome-wide association studies that found a large number of genes involved in common diseases. The Rotterdam Study also pioneered new population imaging modalities, including magnetic resonance imaging since 1995. More recently the Generation R study has an MRI facility and is conducting one of the first large-scale populations based brain-imaging studies in children.

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Lecture Theatre 311 is located in Huxley Building at the South Kensington campus of Imperial College London. The entrance is at street level at 180 Queen's Gate SW7. On arrival follow directions to the lecture theatre. The nearest tube station is South Kensington 5-10 minutes walk. S Kensington is on the Circle and District & Piccadilly lines.


Car parking is extremely restricted at the campus, so it is advised to use public transport.

For campus map see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/visit/campuses/south-kensington/



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