May
24
Fri
Artificial Intelligence: How to Ensure it Benefits Patients? @ Lecture Theatre 2, Academic Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital
May 24 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Artificial Intelligence: How to Ensure it Benefits Patients? @ Lecture Theatre 2, Academic Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital

As part of the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre’s Open Day, a panel of experts will discuss how artificial intelligence can be used to benefit patients and the challenges that it presents. The discussion will be chaired by Professor Lionel Tarassenko, world-leading expert in the application of signal processing to medical systems.

Breakthroughs in Asthma Treatment @ Lecture Theatre 2, Academic Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital
May 24 @ 2:30 pm – 3:10 pm
Breakthroughs in Asthma Treatment @ Lecture Theatre 2, Academic Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital

As part of the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre’s Open Day, Professor Ian Pavord will discuss emerging treatments for asthma, a condition that affects 5.4 million people in the UK. Professor Pavord is an internationally renowned researcher with a particular interest in asthma, chronic pulmonary disease and chronic cough.

Stopping the Spread of a Superfungus in Intensive Care @ Lecture Theatre 2, Academic Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital
May 24 @ 3:20 pm – 4:10 pm
Stopping the Spread of a Superfungus in Intensive Care @ Lecture Theatre 2, Academic Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital

As part of the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre’s Open Day, Dr David Eyre, an infectious diseases researcher and clinician, and Dr Katie Jeffery, Consultant in Microbiology at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, will discuss how they used infection prevention and control best practice, whole genome sequencing and electronic patient data to halt an outbreak of a potentially deadly fungal pathogen at the John Radcliffe Hospital between 2015 and 2017.

May
29
Wed
5th Annual Oxford Business & Poverty Conference @ Sheldonian Theatre
May 29 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
5th Annual Oxford Business & Poverty Conference @ Sheldonian Theatre

The 5th Annual Oxford Business and Poverty Conference will feature a diverse range of speakers addressing the Paradoxes of Prosperity. Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-oxford-business-poverty-conference-tickets-57733957822
Hosted at the Sheldonian Theatre, the conference will feature keynotes by:
Lant Pritchett: RISE Research Director at the Blavatnik School of Government, former Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development
Efosa Ojomo: Global Prosperity Lead and Senior Researcher at the Clayton Christensen Institute
John Hoffmire: Director of Center on Business and Poverty and Research Associate at Kellogg Colleges at Center For Mutual and Employee-owned Business at Oxford University
Ananth Pai: Executive Director, Bharath Beedi Works Pvt. Ltd. and Director, Bharath Auto Cars Pvt
Laurel Stanfield: Assistant Professor of Marketing at Bentley College in Massachusetts
Grace Cheng: Greater China’s Country Manager for Russell Reynolds Associates
Madhusudan Jagadish: 2016 Graduate MBA, Said Business School, University of Oxford
Tentative Schedule:
2:15-2:20 Welcome
2:20-2:50 Efosa Ojomo, co-author of The Prosperity Paradox, sets the stage for the need for innovation in development
2:50-3:20 John Hoffmire, Ananth Pai and Mudhusudan Jagadish explain how the Prosperity Paradox can be used in India as a model to create good jobs for poor women
3:20-3:40 Break
3:40-4:10 Laurel Steinfeld speaks to issues of gender, development and business – addressing paradoxes related to prosperity
4:10-4:40 Grace Cheng, speaks about the history of China’s use of disruptive innovations to develop its economy
4:40-5:15 Break
5:15-6 Lant Pritchett talks on Pushing Past Poverty: Paths to Prosperity
6:30-8 Dinner at the Rhodes House – Purchase tickets after signing up for the conference
Sponsors include: Russell Reynolds, Employee Ownership Foundation, Ananth Pai Foundation and others

Jun
26
Wed
The secret diary of a health ethnographer – what’s it *really* like doing qualitative observation in operating rooms, ambulances, triage call centres and other health care settings? @ Rewley House
Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The secret diary of a health ethnographer - what's it *really* like doing qualitative observation in operating rooms, ambulances, triage call centres and other health care settings? @ Rewley House

This guest lecture draws on nearly thirty years’ experience of doing qualitative research in a variety of health settings that contain people, blood, injury, disease, emotions, and technologies. Prof Catherine Pope will describe some of the practical difficulties and everyday challenges of doing ethnography in these environments, and reflect on what it feels like to be an embodied researcher.

Catherine Pope is Professor of Medical Sociology, and, from July 2019, will be based at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. She has championed the use of qualitative methods in health research, and played a leading role in developing qualitative evidence synthesis. Her research includes studies of NHS urgent and emergency care, evaluations of health service organisation and reconfiguration, and projects about everyday health care work.

This talk is being held as part of the Qualitative Research Methods course which is part of the Evidence-Based Health Care Programme. This is a free event and members of the public are welcome to attend.