Do differences in physiology explain ethnic differences in disease risk? Yes – No – Maybe

We have invited three UK experts to consider and discuss observations of different disease risks in different ethnic groups, and to consider what can and should be done to identify and treat variations, to achieve best health outcomes. Themes will be diabetes, heart disease and immune function responses. The meeting will invite short presentations from each speaker, with ample time for discussion and Q&A.

Emma Elvin, Senior Clinical Advisor at Diabetes UK

Emma is a registered Dietitian with a postgraduate certificate in Applied Sports Nutrition. Her current role involves being the clinical lead for Type 2 diabetes prevention and physical activity for Diabetes UK. Emma has worked at Diabetes UK for 4 and a half years, having previously worked in the NHS for a community diabetes service

Professor Elizabeth Hughes MBE, Deputy Medical Director of Health Education England; Founder of HEART UK

Professor Elizabeth Hughes is Deputy Medical Director of Health Education England with specific responsibility for Undergraduate Medical Education. Alongside this she has other national roles for HEE including overseeing education in Pharmacy, Diagnostics and Healthcare Science together with a focus on international medical education. Professor Elizabeth Hughes is also a Consultant in Chemical Pathology and Metabolic Medicine. Elizabeth is a national expert in the treatment of inherited lipid disorders and is one of the Founder members of the national charity HEART UK with which she has worked extensively with multi professional healthcare professionals and patients.

Dr Donald Palmer, Immunologist, Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Donald is an Associate Professor of Immunology, and is currently an honorary senior lecturer at Imperial College, London.. He is a member of the British Society for Immunology (BSI), was Secretary of the London Immunology Group, and previously a board member of the BSI council. He is currently on the Editorial Advisory Board for Immunology News. He is also a member of the British Society for Research on Ageing.

To book your place please click on the link below:

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Please direct all queries to the Guild office –

Joining details, via Zoom, will be emailed to all attendees on the day.


RPS/UCL School of Pharmacy New Year lecture on Controlling Cancer in the 2020s

A preview of Professor Mark Emberton’s 2020 RPS/UCL School of Pharmacy New Year lecture on Controlling Cancer in the 2020s and a discussion of new opportunities for preventing, treating and curing cancers


To be held on Thursday, 9  January 2020 in the Kohn Centre at the Royal Society,

6-9 Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y 5AG.

Coffee from 9.30am for a prompt 10am start


The 2020 New Year Lecture will be given by Professor Mark Emberton, Dean of UCL’s Faculty of Medical Sciences. To highlight his messages about further reducing the suffering and death caused by cancers a press conference will be held on the morning of Thursday,  January 9th at the Royal Society. Contributions will also be made by:

  • Professor Charles Swanton,Royal Society Napier Professor in Cancer and thoracic oncologist at UCL and UCLH. Charlie is leading the TRACERx research project on improving lung cancer treatment and co-director of the Cancer Research UK Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence and Chief Clinician, Cancer Research UK
  • Professor David Baldwin,Consultant Respiratory Physician, Nottingham University Hospitals and the University of Nottingham. David is Chair of NHS England’s Clinical Expert Group for Lung Cancer.

This event will also be attended by other leaders in cancer prevention and child and adult

care. A new UCL School of Pharmacy publication, Cancer Policy Update: an Agenda for the

2020s, will be launched at the meeting, which will be chaired by Professor David Taylor.

Please let us know if you can attend by emailing Dr Monika Heller at


The Guild of Health Writers would like to state that this is an independent event we think that might be of interest to you.

Guild of Health Writers Christmas Party – 3 December 2019




It’s Christmas Party Time!

This year we’re heading to the Palace of Westminster. We’d love you to join us and catch up with old friends, make new ones and enjoy some festive revelry.

Sparkling wine and artisan juices will be served along with delicious healthy canapés and festive sweetmeats.

There will also be an informal opportunity to explore Parliament before the party.

Date: Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Place: Palace of Westminster, London SW1A OPW


GHW Members: £22.00

Friends of the Guild: £25.00

Non-member guests: £28.00 (One guest per Guild member/Friends of the Guild)

This event is by invitation only for Guild Members and Friends of the Guild.


RSVP – Please note that your ticket purchase by 27th November 2019 is essential for security reasons.

IMPORTANT – An admittance invitation (ticket), map and full joining details will be emailed to each guest.

The Guild of Health Writers thanks Zoetic for their generous sponsorship of this networking opportunity and would like to state that this is an independent event. In accordance with its objectives, the Guild aims to provide a balanced, non-partisan forum for discussion and does not endorse any commercial products.