Cambridge Conversations: Transforming children's healthcare through genomics, mind-body research and treatment
Thursday 29 April 2021, 5.30pm to 6.20pm BST
A child’s illness affects their whole life, and their whole being. At Cambridge, our researchers and clinicians are working to ensure that disease is diagnosed accurately and early, and, better still, avoided altogether. Enabled by the world’s largest public health service, Cambridge studies on a grand scale are leading to breakthroughs in genomic testing and treatment, even before a child is born. Early intervention across diseases of the mind and body ensures the best outcomes for children and young people. We cannot separate mental and physical health, nor can we treat one without the other. As our pre-eminent research teams collaborate for children’s health and wellbeing, they are also using their expertise to plan the new Cambridge Children’s Hospital — a world-first centre, with research at its heart and the mission to improve physical and mental health of children and young people everywhere.
Join the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stephen J Toope, in conversation with Professor David Rowitch, neurobiologist and Head of Paediatrics, and Tamsin Ford CBE, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Together they will discuss recent developments in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of children’s illness, and the impact of integrating mental and physical healthcare.
You can take a look at our previous Cambridge Conversation webinars on YouTube.