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.