The Alan Howard Memorial Lecture (RSM)

Thursday 2nd December 2021 from 6pm to 8.15pm.

The Royal Society of Medicine, together with the Howard Foundation, present a lecture in memory of Dr Alan Howard to take place at the Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE on Thursday 2nd December. The event opens at 6pm with the lecture itself starting at 6.30. Following the lecture, there will be a panel discussion and Q&A session, ending at 7.30. Guests may then network, relax, and enjoy a refreshing drink in the RSM’s iconic glass atrium. The event ends at 8.15pm.

The event is chaired by Professor Sir John Cunningham – the Queen’s physician. Mrs Julie Lambert and Mr Jon Howard, from the Howard Foundation, will give a brief outline of the life of Dr Alan Howard.

The main lecture is given by Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly, Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Medicine, Director, MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit, Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge, UK. The title is Celebrating the centenary of insulin. The lecture will reflect on the advances in our understanding of the hormonal control of metabolism and energy balance that has occurred over the past century, and how these advancements have led to improvements in the diagnosis and therapy of metabolic disease.

Mr Chris Askew, CEO, Diabetes UK, will also give a short talk on current patient perspectives and the important work of Diabetes UK. 

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