Following advice issued by the Government and Public Health England in relation to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 Allam Lecture has been postponed. We hope to reschedule the event for later in the year, and will confirm details as soon as possible.
The Allam Lecture 2020
POSTPONED (Original date: 27 March 2020, 13.30-17.30)
Allam Medical Building, University of Hull
Keynote Lecture: Eating too much or too little
Professor Sadaf Farooqi
Professor of Metabolism and Medicine, University of Cambridge
Professor Farooqi is an internationally recognised Clinician Scientist who has made seminal contributions to understanding the genetic and physiological mechanisms that underlie obesity and its complications.
About the Allam Lecture
The Endowed Allam Lecture series, hosted by Hull York Medical School at the University of Hull and kindly sponsored by Dr Assem Allam, provides an annual opportunity to hear from a leading pioneer in scientific research, and gain an insight into the groundbreaking work being carried out at undergraduate and postgraduate level by the medical school's cross-disciplinary research community.
This year, we are delighted to welcome Professor Sadaf Farooqi, Professor of Metabolism and Medicine at the University of Cambridge, to deliver the keynote lecture, which will take place within the prestigious Allam Medical Building, a cutting-edge teaching facility at the heart of the University of Hull's £28m health campus.
Professor Farooqi is an internationally recognised Clinician Scientist who has made seminal contributions to understanding the genetic and physiological mechanisms that underlie obesity and its complications. The work of Sadaf Farooqi and her colleagues has fundamentally altered the understanding of how body weight is regulated. With colleagues, she discovered and characterised the first genetic disorders that cause severe childhood obesity and established that the principal driver of obesity in these conditions was a failure of the control of appetite. Her work is often cited as an exemplar of how the translation of research into the mechanisms of disease can lead to patient benefit.
This free-to-attend event is open to the public, from those considering a career in medicine or biomedical science, to those keen to discover how the exciting and world-leading research being undertaken at Hull York Medical School is making a real impact on people's lives at a local, regional and national level.
The event will conclude with a 'have your say' Q&A session, where members of the audience are invited to direct questions to Professor Farooqi and our panel of experts. Submit your questions now
We look forward to meeting you at this prestigious event. Light refreshments will be available.
Event programme - coming soon!
Please note that parking on campus at the University of Hull is strictly limited, and subject to availability. We would advise that guests use the pay and display Wilberforce car park, accessed via the Campus North entrance on Inglemire Lane. Limited disabled parking is available across campus.Please view our campus map for details.
If you are using a SatNav, please use the postcode HU6 7DF.
Call for Abstracts
All Hull-based Hull York Medical School and allied researchers are invited to submit an abstract for an oral presentation at the 2020 Allam Lecture. We are looking for six short (10 minute max) presentations. Those abstracts not selected for an oral presentation will be invited to present in the poster session, during which you will be required to stand with your poster, answer questions and discuss your work.
Prizes and certificates will be awarded by the panel judges for the best oral and poster presentations. All successful submissions will be invited to attend the evening’s Gala Dinner.
Please note that that your audience will made up of staff, students and general public alike, so please tailor your abstract accordingly.
To submit an abstract or for further information please contact Julie Crawford (firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline for abstract submission is Friday 28 February 2020.
This event is co-ordinated through the office of Professor Alyn Morice, Castle Hill Hospital, Hull York Medical School. The Allam Lecture, an endowed gift, was inaugurated to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of Hull York Medical School, and celebrates the broad spectrum of clinical and biological scientific endeavour that can be found at Hull York Medical School.