IMSR Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Online Seminar - "Hidden Disabilities and Chronic Diseases"

Friday 8 October 2021 (13:00-14:00)

James Durrant

IMSR EDI Seminar - Hidden Disabilities
IMSR Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Online Seminar - "Hidden Disabilities and Chronic Diseases"

About this talk

Many disease states and disabilities are actually invisible to the outside world. Some estimates say that the share of hidden disabilities is as high as 70% of all people living with a disability. In this IMSR EDI session, we focus on three medical conditions: undiagnosed thyroid disease, type II diabetes and bipolar disorder. The presentations will include medial and research findings as well as personal accounts of lived experience.

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About the speakers

  • Professor Kristien Boelaert, Professor of Endocrinology. Kristien Boelaert is a Professor of Endocrinology at the University of Birmingham and a Consultant Endocrinologist at University Hospitals Birmingham. Her clinical research interests include the management of thyroid dysfunction, nodules and cancer as well as endocrine disorders in pregnancy. Her laboratory research programme focuses on the pathogenesis of thyroid cancer and she is involved in a number of clinical trials in the field of thyroid diseases. Kristien has led the writing of a number of national and international clinical management guidelines for thyroid diseases.
  • Dr Christian Ludwig, Senior Lecturer in Metabolic Biophysics. Christian is a senior lecturer in metabolic biophysics. His research interests are predominantly focused on metabolomics and metabolic tracing using NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry.
  • Dr Jonathan Mueller, Lecturer in Endocrine Biochemistry. Dr Mueller teaches Endocrine Biochemistry and Pharmacology at the University of Birmingham. At the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, he investigates regulation of steroid hormones and other metabolites via sulfation pathways.

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