ICSM Sports Dinner – 5th May at Smollensky’s

The time has come to put forward nominations for the ICSMSU Sports Dinner Awards 2014, which is to be held on Monday 5th May. Anyone may put forward a nomination for ICSM Sports Personality of the Year – please write no more than 300 words on why you think an individual deserves this award and send in your nominations to Paddy at icsm.cs@ic.ac.uk.You do not have to nominate someone from your own club! If you believe someone else deserves it feel free to put them forward!

Tickets for Sports Dinner have now sold out.


Imagining the future of medicine – Hosted by Dara O’Briain

Monday 21st April, 2pm – Royal Albert Hall

Following the sold-out success of TEDxAlbertopolis held at the Hall in September, which trended at number 1 on Twitter in the UK and was streamed internationally with viewers as far afield as Canada, Chile and China, Imagining the Future of Medicine will feature inspiring short talks and stunning artistic performances that celebrate the power of unexpected connections to create exciting possibilities. The series of stunning performances includes The Kaos Signing Choir for Deaf & Hearing Children, who entertained millions at the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, and a special guest appearance from Jay Walker, Curator of TEDMED.

Imagining the Future of Medicine will curate a spectacular and provocative programme of talks from the world’s leading experts on the world’s most famous stage, and encompass themes such as: Medicine Without Borders, looking into global medical innovation; Thinking Outside the Box, investigating emerging perspectives in modern medicine; and Translating the Untranslatable, visiting medical concepts not fully understood.

Prior to the stage programme, biotech showcase The Cell makes its London debut at the Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College London, just minutes away from the Royal Albert Hall. The Cell will showcase the ingenuity of a variety of innovators, inspiring impulses of creativity, whilst forming new connections between people and ideas. The founder of the most innovative company at The Cell will receive a complimentary TEDMED Delegate pass and, with special consideration, the company may even be selected to showcase at the Hive of the TEDMED event in the United States this September. Please note that for attendees, registration to The Cell is on a first come, first served basis and only open to those who have already purchased a ticket for Imagining the Future of Medicine.

For more information, visit our website: www.imaginemedicine.com


Diet, cardiovascular risk and Big Food: a First Thursday Lecture with Dr Aseem Malholtra

Thursday May 1st, 6.30 – 8.30pm

We are delighted to invite you to our next First Thursday Lecture given by Dr Aseem Malholtra, London Cardiologist, Science Director of Action on Sugar and member of the Academy Of Medical Royal Colleges Obesity Group.

The lecture will be called: “How dietary changes rapidly reduce cardiovascular risk but the bad behaviour of  Big Food is damaging your health.”

Venue: The Function Room, King’s College, Guy’s Campus, London, SE1 9RT (next to London Bridge station)

Time: arrive from 6.30pm for 7pm start.  The lecture will run for 90 minutes

Tickets: £10 College members, £12 non members


Imperial student awarded second place in BSH Essay Prize

Congratulations to Joshua Nazareth, who has been awarded second place in a national essay writing competition run by the British Society for Haematology. The essay title was ‘What are the challenges in the supply and use of red cells for transfusion in the 21st century?’

Fun fact – Imperial medical students are the top users of the educational website, www.bloodmed.com, a global source for haematology education, practice and research.


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