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18 Dec

Dr John Hurst - A Breath of Fresh Air

by Benedetta Biffi

The major chronic lung diseases cause an enormous global burden of ill health and premature death. First amongst these is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Imaging the lung brings unique challenges, but innovative approaches to medical image analysis have the potential to inform on disease pathogenesis, and to direct therapy, facilitating the principles of personalised and stratified medicine. A three year collaboration between CMIC and UCL Respiratory is establishing our centres as world-leading. How did we get here? Where are we going? And most importantly, how does this help improve the lives of the millions of people living with chronic lung disease?

John Hurst graduated from the University of Edinburgh Medical School and was appointed Senior Lecturer, then Reader in Respiratory Medicine at UCL in October 2007. He has a particular research interest in mechanisms of exacerbation (infection) susceptibility in the chronic lung diseases COPD and bronchiectasis. He was awarded the 2012 European Respiratory Society COPD Research prize. He is strategic clinical lead for COPD in Camden, and his clinical work at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust focuses on the Specialist COPD and Bronchiectasis services. He is an elected non-professorial member of UCL Council, and a UCL-nominated Non-Executive Director of North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust.

Speaker: Dr John Hurst
Date: Tue 12 January, 18.00 – 19.00
Location: Roberts 421, UCL


Image credit: Felix Bragman (CMIC)


Benedetta Biffi

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