Urban health research in Latin America

Last year, we held a GCRF workshop to discuss Urban health research in Latin America. Watch the our animation to find out more about the report. Read more about the meeting and download the full report on our website: https://acmedsci.ac.uk/policy/policy-projects/science-to-improve-urban-health-and-quality-of-care-within-the-context-of-universal-health-coverage-in-latin-america We are the independent body in the UK representing the diversity of medical science. Our … Read more Urban health research in Latin America

Addressing the social determinants of global mental health in the SDG era

Last year, we held a GCRF workshop to discuss the social determinants of mental heatlh. Find out more about the report, ‘Addressing the social determinants of global mental health in the SDG era’. Read more about the meeting and download the full report on our website: https://acmedsci.ac.uk/policy/policy-projects/social-determinants-of-global-mental-health We are the independent body in the UK … Read more Addressing the social determinants of global mental health in the SDG era

Interdisciplinary research in epidemic preparedness and response

Last year, we held a GCRF workshop to discuss the importance of interdisciplinary research in epidemic preparedness and response. Find out more about the report, “Interdisciplinary research in epidemic preparedness and response”. Read more about the meeting and download the full report on our website: https://acmedsci.ac.uk/policy/policy-projects/multidisciplinary-research-in-epidemic-preparedness-and-response- We are the independent body in the UK representing … Read more Interdisciplinary research in epidemic preparedness and response

AMSlive – *teaser trailer*

The Academy of Medical Sciences is the voice of medical science in the UK ensuring health policy and practice is evidence based. We support the next generation of medical and health researchers to become leaders in their science. As a charity, we rely on donations to fund our work. You can support us by joining … Read more AMSlive – *teaser trailer*

Coronavirus UK: NHS Test and Trace failing to reach a third of COVID-19 cases

The NHS Test and Trace service is failing to reach 30% of people who test positive for COVID-19 in England. A contact tracer told Sky News that there are no translation services available – despite the government’s claims – which makes it hard to reach people for whom English is not a first language. Statistics … Read more Coronavirus UK: NHS Test and Trace failing to reach a third of COVID-19 cases

Selling Out West Papua | 101 East

West Papua is home to Asia’s largest remaining rainforests, indigenous communities and unique species. But this exclusive 101 East investigation reveals how Korean-run companies are allegedly engaging in questionable deals as they buy up forests to develop palm oil plantations. Featuring rare access to a restive Indonesian province usually off-limits to journalists, we meet tribesmen … Read more Selling Out West Papua | 101 East

Apple WWDC: Redesigned iPhone Home Screen, Translation App Coming to iOS 14

Apple Inc. will make the most drastic changes to the iPhone home screen since the product’s release in 2007 as part of a software update expected later this year. The new home screen allows users to place widgets that sit between the typical grid of apps, Apple said Monday at a virtual conference for developers. … Read more Apple WWDC: Redesigned iPhone Home Screen, Translation App Coming to iOS 14

GCRF Workshop on the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic in Low-and Middle-Income Countries

LIVESTREAM of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences workshop on the response to the current COVID-19 pandemic in Low- and Middle- Income Countries, held in collaboration with several Academies and organisations: Argentina; Brazil; India; Malaysia; the Philippines; South Africa; and The African Academy of Sciences. For all media and press enquiries relating to this workshop, … Read more GCRF Workshop on the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic in Low-and Middle-Income Countries

Leadership during COVID-19 as an emergency medicine doctor | Dr Virginia Newcombe

“My role is to be the calmest person in the room.” Dr Virginia Newcombe is a Health Foundation and Academy of Medical Sciences Clinician Scientist Fellow. She works as a Consultant in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine at the University of Cambridge. Here, she talks to the Academy about dealing with uncertainty as a clinical … Read more Leadership during COVID-19 as an emergency medicine doctor | Dr Virginia Newcombe

Challenges of working in ITU during COVID-19, and how I decompress | Dr Sanjay Agrawal

“I’ve never normally needed to actively decompress.” Dr Sanjay Agrawal is a Consultant in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. He talks to the Academy about the challenges of working in intensive care during the COVID-19 pandemic and shares his tips for how to decompress. We are the … Read more Challenges of working in ITU during COVID-19, and how I decompress | Dr Sanjay Agrawal

Staying safe on the frontline for Ebola & COVID-19 | Dr Rashida Kamara

“I was among the first responders to the Ebola epidemic in 2014… when you are actively involved in managing infectious disease cases, you have to think about your friends, your family, and to keep them safe you have to undergo so much.” Dr Rashidata Fouad Kamara is an infectious disease specialist clinician from Sierra Leone. … Read more Staying safe on the frontline for Ebola & COVID-19 | Dr Rashida Kamara

Top tips for diversity work

What do you need to remember when planning diversity work? Where should you focus your efforts? What are the pitfalls and problems? This video outlines top tips for working on diversity, especially in biomedical and health sciences. Narrated and drawn by Melanie Etherton, based off a talk she gave for the Association of Medical Research … Read more Top tips for diversity work

How to make decisions about treatments | Professor Deborah Ashby | AMSlive

Deborah Ashby shares her journey into the difficult problems of how to make medical decisions – using both her expertise in mathematics, and her insights into human decision-making and value. What is it that you need to know in order to make an informed decision? What exactly does weighing up the evidence involve? When deciding … Read more How to make decisions about treatments | Professor Deborah Ashby | AMSlive

Saving lives with Super Mario Bros, dating apps, & medical data | Dr Dennis Wang | AMSlive

Dr Dennis Wang explains his work using AI and machine learning to find the hidden patterns behind seemingly different diseases. 1 in 10 cancer patients die because of problems with their blood vessels or their heart, and 90% of dementia patients have at least one other condition. With more people living longer and developing multiple … Read more Saving lives with Super Mario Bros, dating apps, & medical data | Dr Dennis Wang | AMSlive