A public seminar on clinical trials will be held in the Trinity Translational Medicine Institute at St James’s Hospital, Dublin, on Wednesday, December 5th from 5pm to 8pm. Organised by the Centre for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation, the free event will offer people the chance to learn how clinical trials for new medicines are carried out and how to participate. To register in advance see awareforall.org.
The annual Christmas Run in aid of the depression/bipolar disorder support group, Aware, will be held in the Phoenix Park on Saturday, December 8th. Online registration for five or 10km runs cost ¤25 per person. See aware.ie/events.
A half-day chemsex education and training course will take place in HIV Ireland’s headquarters in 70 Eccles Street in Dublin 7 on Wednesday, November 21st from 9.30am to 1.30pm. The free course aims to increase participants’ knowledge and awareness of chemsex and issues related to this type of drug use. The training is aimed to be beneficial for people working across a range of services including sexual health workers, health advisers, drug service providers, LGBT services, mental health practitioners, GPs, counsellors, social workers, nurses, and other professionals. The training is facilitated by the Gay Men’s Health Service, HSE.
To mark the centenary of the first outbreak of the Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland is hosting a series of talks on Wednesday, November 21st at 5pm. Speakers will discuss the historical, medical and social impact of the pandemic, as well as current research being carried out in the area of epidemiology and public health. See rcsi.ie/spanishflu
The Irish Doctors Choir, with soloists and instrumentalists from specialist early music group, Sestina will perform Bach for Advent in Newman University Church, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin on Sunday, November 25th at 7.30pm. Proceeds from the concert will be donated to the ARC Cancer Support services. Tickets at €22.20from https://bit.ly/2yBY6ha
To mark 100 years of midwifery regulation in Ireland, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland is hosting a national conference to celebrate the regulation and development of the midwifery profession. The conference (with registration on the day from 8.30am) will be at the Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 on Thursday, November 22nd.
Young people can judge which health-related apps are relevant to their age and bodies, source appropriate digital content and dismiss app content that might be harmful to them, according to a study. Researchers found many young people are “critical participants” of digital health technologies.One third of young people aged 13-18 said they were active users of apps and devices related to exercise, diet and wellness.
This combination of pictures shows (top) an installation depicting a giant set of lungs at Sir Ganga Ram hospital in New Delhi, India earlier this month; and (bottom) the same installation in New Delhi after 10 days exposed to the polluted air of the Indian capital. Smog kills more than one million Indians every year.