Around 170 people attended a BRC event on Tuesday (26 March) that provided an opportunity to network and to hear about the breadth of research taking place in Oxford to combat chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and dementia.
The Chronic Disease Cluster, which brings together six research themes – Obesity, Multimorbidity, Diabetes, Neurology, Cardiovascular and Stroke – held the event at the University of Oxford’s Mathematics Institute.
There were 47 speakers, including Prof Naveed Sattar, of Glasgow University, who gave the afternoon keynote speech on ‘Diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease: knowns and unknowns’, which gave some interesting insights into the role race plays in susceptibility to type 2 diabetes.
In the morning, there were theme-specific presentations and panel discussions.
The breadth of the research funded by the Oxford BRC in this area was also demonstrated by the 60 posters, each outlining a research study, that were on display.