Friday, 30 December 2016 17:47

Chronic pain is a major health care challenge. Approximately 20% of the world’s population has an on-going pain problem, many of whom are poorly served with currently available treatment modalities. Because pain affects the elderly disproportionally, it is becoming an increasingly important and expensive problem in our aging population. The growing use of neurotoxic drugs to treat cancer and infectious diseases, and the recognition of sexual dimorphism in both pain mechanisms and the clinical presentation of pain syndromes further emphasize the need to better understand the underlying mechanisms of acute and chronic pain, so that improved therapies can be offered to patients.

The second Challenge of Chronic Pain conference will discuss recent discoveries and current challenges in pain research, with a focus on translating basic research insights into new therapies. Advances in our understanding of peripheral and central pain mechanisms, pathways and processes will be highlighted. We will explore the clinical landscape of chronic pain and pain syndromes, the innovative approaches in target validation in animal and human studies, and their translation into novel therapeutic interventions.

This meeting is aimed at scientists, clinicians, and those working in industry or on translational research, interested in understanding chronic pain and improving the process from mechanism to therapy.



Friday, 30 December 2016 17:44

Publication date: Jan 19, 2017 12:19 PM

Start: Mar 16, 2017 09:00 AM 
End: Mar 16, 2017 04:30 PM

Location: Kennedy Lecture Theatre, ICH, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH

The 6th Annual UCL Cardiovascular Science Symposium 2017 will cover various aspects of cutting edge cardiovascular science from early career UCL researchers. There will be a focus on cross-disciplinary, new horizons and future frontiers of cardiovascular research. There will also be a moderated poster session and a presentation regarding grant funding from the British Heart Foundation

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day and spaces are limited, registration will be on a first come, first served basis to UCL/H staff, students, invited guests and sponsors. Please contact Sophie Oliver-Styller before booking a place, if you are a non-UCL/H member wishing to attend. We would be grateful if you could please confirm your attendance as soon as possible by registering on Eventbrite. The deadline for abstracts is midnight on the 23rd February 2017.
Organisers: Professor Aroon Hingorani (UCL Institute for Cardiovascular Science) , Dr Ines Pineda Torra (UCL Division of Medicine), Professor John Greenwood (Institute of Ophthalmology)

For enquires and abstract forms, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Friday, 30 December 2016 17:43

Publication date: Sep 14, 2016 11:41 AM

Start: May 11, 2017 08:30 AM 
End: May 11, 2017 05:00 PM

Location: Marriott Hotel West India Quay

The 2017 Division of Medicine Research Retreat will take place on Thursday 11th May 2017. The venue will be the Marriott Hotel, West India Quay, 22 Hertsmere Road, London E14 4ED

Lunch will be provided, as will tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits throughout the day. The Division will finance this event, so all you need to do is to turn up. The day will commence with Registration, tea/coffee at 8.30 a.m.  and will close in the afternoon with a Reception. 

Spaces are limited so it will be on a first come, first served basis.  I would be grateful if you could please confirm your attendance as soon as possible by registering below. 


Friday, 30 December 2016 17:41

Publication date: Dec 16, 2015 03:56 PM

Start: Jan 18, 2016 09:30 AM 
End: Jan 18, 2016 05:00 PM

Location: Kennedy Lecture Theatre, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, WC1N 1EH

18th January 2016, 9.30am to 5pm 

Kennedy Lecture Theatre | Institute for Child Health | 30 Guilford Street | London | WC1N 1EH.

This event is jointly organised by the Institute of Cardiovascular Science in collaboration with the Division of Medicine and the Institute of Ophthalmology. This is the 5th Annual UCL Symposium on Cardiovascular Science. It will present the best cardiovascular science from across UCL, with a focus on new horizons in cardiovascular science and on heart failure research from basic science to the clinic. 

The symposium will feature: 

  • Cutting edge cardiovascular science from early career researchers 
  • Moderated poster sessions 
  • The award of prizes for best posters and best talk by an early career researcher 
  • A moderated panel discussion on “How best to advance Heart Failure Research at UCL”. 

The symposium will be followed by a drinks reception (with food provided) from 5pm. 

All UCL cardiovascular scientists are strongly encouraged to present their work at this meeting. The deadline for abstract submissions (for posters) is Friday 8th January 2016. An abstract submission form is available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please register your attendance at this Symposium no later than Monday 11th January 2016. To register for the Symposium or to submit an abstract, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.