Children's research evening, 20 February 2014

You are warmly invited to attend a specialist evening at Southampton General Hospital on Thursday, 20 February between 6 and 8pm.

The event will be highlighting children’s research and will feature three talks covering a range of research into better care and treatments for children:

  • Dr Jane Lucas specialises in primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), a lung condition that causes chronic lung disease, rhinosinusitis, glue ear and infertility. Dr Lucas will talk about her team’s research aimed at ensuring that children with PCD stay healthy throughout childhood, Southampton’s role as one of only three national PCD centres and her work to help improve care across Europe.
  • Consultant Dr Jay Self is part of Southampton’s leading-edge paediatric ophthalmology clinic, which provides the full range of specialist eye services for the region’s families. His work focusses on nystagmus, also referred to as ‘wobbly eye’ because it causes uncontrolled eye movement from birth, and helping find ways of managing and treating the condition which can be associated with a variety of seemingly unrelated medical problems. Jay’s work is also showing the way towards better, more accurate sight tests to improve eye services.
  • The paediatric research nursing team, within our dedicated research facility, work with hundreds of Hampshire families involved in research studies that assess new diagnostics, treatments and technologies for children’s health. They will talk about how they work, what taking part in a children’s research study is like and some of the studies they are working on right now.

The event will be taking place in the Heartbeat Education Centre, F level, North Wing, Southampton General Hospital and free parking will be available.

If you are interested in attending please email UHSmember@uhs.nhs.uk or call 023 8120 6065 to confirm your place.

Posted on Thursday 23 January 2014