Achieving Health Equity: Meeting the Health Needs of LGBT People

Date: Tuesday 14 November
Time: 16.30-17.30, followed by refreshments from 17.30-18.30
Location: Lecture Theatre 1, New Hunt’s House, Guy’s Campus, King’s College London

Professor Harvey J. Makadon will explore health disparities in LGBT communities and the importance of engaging LGBT people, to provide culturally responsive care and population based health to reduce health disparities. Alongside providing an overview of health disparities, he will discuss key strategies for bringing high quality care to LGBT people through health centres and other health care organisations. Looking at ways to overcome barriers to effective HIV care and prevention, he will address strategies for collection of sexual orientation and gender identity data within clinical settings and for facilitating inclusive and effective communication with LGBT patients and communities.

The Speaker:

Harvey J. Makadon, MD is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a member of the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

He is a Clinician Educator in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behaviour at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the lead editor of The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health, published by the American College of Physicians.

He was also the Director of the National LGBT Health Education Center at the Fenway Institute between 2011-2017 and served on the Advisory Committee to the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, in preparation of “The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding”, published in March 2011.


This Lecture is brought to you by the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, in collaboration with the School of Life Course Sciences and the Women and Children’s Health Theme in the Biomedical Research Centre, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London.

Prof Makadon


Fundamentals of drug development - an industry led lecture series

Date: November 15, 2017 from 13:00 to 17:00
Location: Rotblat Lecture Theatre, John Rotblat Building, Charterhouse Square Campus, London, EC1M 6BQ
Register: Virginia Govoni at
Fundamentals of Drug Development Event PDF

Fundamentals of drug development – an industry led lecture series Developing pharmaceutical drugs is time and cost intensive; the approximate costs range from $500 million to $1 billion and it takes about 15 years to develop a new drug. In addition, it is a high risk business and only a small percentage of all new molecular entities will ever receive drug approval. The three lectures provide an excellent opportunity to get an insight into the underlying principles of drug development and on how industry reduces attrition and timelines whilst improving clinical success.

The lectures will be given by three industry representatives who have a wealth of expertise in drug development ranging from early stage research to clinical development. The lectures have been designed to ensure that they are suitable for students, postdocs, clinicians, PIs and everyone interested in drug development. There will be an opportunity to network with attendees and speakers during the coffee break.

For further information please contact Virginia Govoni at

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New PPI training sessions

Various dates

Eight new sessions of the NIHR Guy’s and St Thomas’ Biomedical Research Centre’s Implementing Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) in Research training programme are now open for booking.

The workshops, which are free to attend for researchers from King’s Health Partners organisations, are unique in the area of PPI as they are co-designed and co-delivered by trained members of our Patient and Public Advisory Group, giving participants the opportunity to discuss specific challenges in their own studies with experienced service users.

The training aims to:

  • Provide an understanding of what effective Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) is and is not in the context of research
  • Identify how patients and the public can be involved at each stage of the research cycle
  • Consider the practical planning for effective PPI
  • Understand what resources and support structures exist in the RDS and BRC.

Last year alone more than 100 researchers from a diverse range of clinical and research backgrounds attended the workshops which are hosted by the BRC and the Research Design Service London (RDS).

Feedback on these sessions from past delegates has helped to continuously improve the training. However, comments have been overwhelmingly positive

  • “The workshop provided valuable and practical insights into effectively involving lay people in the research process, from setting research priorities and designing protocols to innovate ways for PPI in dissemination. The session was interactive and encouraged meaningful dialogue about PPI.”
  • “the fact that this session was led by patients representatives who talk on their own experiences was both inspiring and highly valuable”
  • “I really now feel confident especially on approaching PPI with researchers”

Upcoming sessions

Further sessions are planned for:

  • Thursday 26th October 2017 9am-11.30am.
  • Tuesday 12th December 2017 9am-11.30am. To register for this session please email
  • Thursday 8th February 2018 1.30-4.00.
  • Wednesday 28th March 2018 9.00-11.30. To register for this session please email
  • Tuesday 12th June 2018 9.00-11.30. To register for this session please email
  • Wednesday 26th September 2018 1.30-4.00. To register for this session please click here
  • Tuesday 13th November 2018 9.00-11.30.
  • Wednesday 12th December 2018 1.30-4.00. To register for this session please email

For more contact the team on 0207 188 7188 extension 53524 or the Research Design Service team 020 7848 6226