Thank you to all who attended our 2021 annual meeting, we hope you found it inspiring and informative. Themes included the impact of climate change on health, the interaction between scientists and the media, and integrating research into healthcare. Guest speakers such as Dr Anthony Fauci, Associate Professor Lisa Whop and Professor Sir John Savill led keynotes expertly chaired by Academy Fellows. Recordings of the sessions will be added to the AAHMS online video library in the next few weeks.
Climate change and health
We will be publishing videos from our annual meeting over the coming days and weeks, starting with Dr Nick Watts, Chief Sustainability Officer for the UK NHS, a keynote speaker at the meeting, who told us that “The climate crisis is a health crisis” and described his work in developing sustainable healthcare. His talk is now online in our video library. Climate change and health is a focus area for the Academy, led by an expert steering committee, and due for publication soon.
We also celebrated our 2021 honorific awardees at the annual meeting – congratulations again to Jian Zhou medalists Professor Sherene Loi and Professor Di Yu, as well as our inaugural Outstanding Female Researcher winner Professor Georgina Long. Nominations are now open for both medals, and close early 2022.
Harnessing research for better health
The Academy’s major policy project on better enabling research in health care continues, with several panel discussions at the annual meeting. The project survey will close at the end of November. This project will describe a high-level vision for strategically embedding research – and its effective and efficient translation – into the health system. You can contribute by completing the short survey online now.