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Leicester's Hospitals Patient and Community Engagement Team bring you Leicester's Marvellous Medicine.

A FREE online programme of health talks for the public, Trust colleagues and members.

Leicester's Marvellous Medicine talks are hosted by a different leading medical expert each month, offering an insight into medical specialties at Leicester’s Hospitals and an opportunity to experience what is at the forefront of medicine in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The talks are currently delivered online via Microsoft Teams. To book your place, follow the links below. We hope to see you at a talk soon!

Calendar 2022


January 2022

Long COVID Syndrome

Speaker: Dr Thanthullu Vasu, Consultant in Pain Management

Date: Tuesday 18th January

Time: 6pm - 7:30pm

Venue: Online via Microsoft Teams

Joining Instructions: To book your place, please follow the link below to the Ticket Tailor website:

https://buytickets.at/universityhospitalsofleicester/623102

Over ten percent of people infected with the COVID virus can suffer with long COVID syndrome. It is predicted that more than one million people in the United Kingdom could be affected with this syndrome. The World Health Organisation has highlighted a need for ‘three Rs’ – Recognition, Research and Rehabilitation. 

Long COVID syndrome can be frustrating and disabling, even many months or years after the initial infection; sufferers can complain of fatigue, pain, post-exertional malaise, brain fog and many other systemic symptoms. It can be challenging for the healthcare professionals to recognise this disease; it can be challenging for patients and their families as it can affect their quality of life significantly. The speaker will present the available scientific evidence and the management strategies in long COVID syndrome. He has written one of the first textbooks in this condition titled “Managing Long COVID Syndrome.


February 2022

Treatment for Heart Failure: The Continuing Triumph of Ingenuity over Nature

Speaker: Dr Will Nicolson, Consultant Cardiologist

Date: Thursday 24th February

Time: 6pm - 7:30pm

Venue: Online via Microsoft Teams

Joining Instructions: To book your place, please follow the link below to the Ticket Tailor website:

https://buytickets.at/universityhospitalsofleicester/623116

Why do we get heart failure?

What does heart failure mean?

How do we treat heart failure?

Dr Nicolson will talk about the science and the patient experience, He will also cover some of the amazing research and treatments now available.


March 2022

TBC

Speaker: Dr Arumugam Moorthy, Consultant Rheumatologist

Date: Wednesday 23rd March

Time: 6pm - 7:30pm

Venue: Online via Microsoft Teams


April 2022

Bladder and Bowel Health

Speaker: Dr Dipti Samani, Consultant, Medicine for the Elderly

Date: Thursday 7th April

Time: 6pm - 7:30pm

Venue: Online via Microsoft Teams

Joining Instructions: To book your place, please follow the link below to the Ticket Tailor website:

https://buytickets.at/universityhospitalsofleicester/620073

Problems with bladder and bowel health impact on people's lives a great deal, and yet are often misunderstood or minimised.

Join us for this talk with Dr Dipti Samani, consultant physician with a special interest in continence, who is part of the UHL Castleden continence clinic, to find out how you can help yourself and where to go for specialist advice.

 


May 2022

Chronic Cough in Children: To worry or not to worry

Speaker: Dr Manjith Narayanan, Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine

Date: Tuesday 10th May

Time: 6pm - 7:30pm

Venue: Online via Microsoft Teams

Joining Instructions: To book your place, please follow the link below to the Ticket Tailor website:

https://buytickets.at/universityhospitalsofleicester/623122

Cough is probably the most common problem causing parents to seek medical attention for their child. There are various causes of cough, and the most common is the ubiquitous ‘viral infection’, which is often self-resolving and not generally a cause for worry. In some cases, it may point to the presence of underlying diseases, such as asthma, cystic fibrosis or infections in the lungs and airways. Our team in Leicester is aiming to identify features of cough that suggest presence of serious underlying disease. Dr Narayanan aims to summarise some current work in this field. 


Further talks to be added soon.

View our Pinterest Board for photos of previous Talks in the series!