SciBarHealth - Arthritis, Bones & Joints
The SciBarHealth event hosted by Cambridge British Science Association and Cambridge University Health Partners will mark World Bone and Joint Week. SciBar brings interesting, topical areas of science to the general public with scientific talks followed by lively discussion.
These events are eminently suitable for the layperson, so even if you only have a vague interest in arthritis and bone & joint problems, do please join us - you will be made very welcome.
We have two speakers eminent in their fields:
Dr Jagtar Singh Nijjar, a NIHR Clinical lecturer and honorary rheumatology registrar working at the University of Cambridge and Addenbrooke's Hospital will be talking about 'Rheum with a view: Through the looking glass into rare joint diseases'. He has an active research interest in the pathogenesis of rare inflammatory bone diseases. He will discuss how a patient inspired his latest research, how the support of the NIHR BioResource has transformed this into a national study and importantly, that by researching rare conditions, we inevitably glean insights into more common diseases. Here is a link to the Cambridge Independent's article about Dr Jagtar Singh Nijjar's work.
Professor Andrew McCaskie is an orthopaedic surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital with an interest in lower limb surgery and his talk is entitled 'Movement Matters'. He is the Director of the Arthritis Research UK Tissue Engineering Centre, working with other academics across the UK. This research aims to develop innovative solutions, particularly regenerative, to benefit patients with musculoskeletal disease, such as Osteoarthritis.
Andrew will consider the key advances in orthopaedic surgery and research that aim to repair or regenerate bone and joint tissues
After each talk (which lasts about half an hour) there is an opportunity for you to ask questions.
Please note that there are stairs at the venue so it is unfortunately inaccessible for those who are unable to use stairs.
Please pre-book your place - limited tickets available on the door.