Health and Society
CONVENOR - Jane Austin (main contact) & Jean Barrass
DAY - Monday, 2nd week in month (unless otherwise stated)
VENUE - Upstairs Meeting Room, The Greyhound Pub, Wadhurst
TIME - 14.00-16.00 hrs
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About the Group:
Every day there’s a new headline on a health-related topic. It may be a research breakthrough, a new drug or a cutting-edge procedure that has the potential to transform our lives, or it may be another warning about our modern lifestyle choices. The Health and Society Group will look behind these headlines, explore the latest findings, evidence and trends, and consider the implications for wider society.
At a typical meeting, we’ll discuss one topic in depth (led by one of our members), and then we’ll have an open session on any health-related items of interest such as recent articles in the national/international news, on TV or from our general background reading. You can expect some lively discussion and some thought-provoking topics.
This group is for anyone with a general interest in health-related topical issues.
Our Future Programme:
|11/02/19||Gene Editing (Led by David Austin)|
|04/03/19||World Health Organisation (WHO) Report on Dietary Fibre (Led by Jean Barrass)|
|08/04/19||Autoimmune Diseases (led by Jane Austin and Sue Messenger)|
Other topics to be covered throughout the year include:
- Respiratory Disease and Environmental Pollution
- Changing Patterns of Fertility in the modern world
- World population and changing demographics
- Mental Health in Britain Today
- Dementia Studies and latest findings
.......but we’re always open to new ideas/suggestions!