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Join us for an evening of talks all about vision, heart function, bone joints and the hidden secrets of all! From discovering how vision is affected by brain injury and how new methods of ultrasound could save lives to new implant developments could reduce pain for arthritis sufferers, these talks will help uncover secrets and shed light on the wonder of the human body.
Keeping an eye on the brain
Dr Malcolm Maciver (Our Body Speaker)
Vision is considered a primary sensory system. It supports the individual's perception of the world - identifying their location in space, the location of different objects relative to the individual and each other, visual stimuli and the direction of the individual's response to different objects. However, what happens when the brain suffers an injury? This presentation will cover the visual system and outline the effects of injury, its visual manifestations and some management options employed to improve and normalise visual function.
Sepsis and heart failure - what could we be missing?
Emma Lane (Our Body Speaker)
Sepsis is a serious illness which can claim the lives of almost 14000 people a year. People with an advanced form of sepsis are in real danger of going into heart failure; leading to multi-organ failure. Traditional methods of diagnosing heart failure are documented as unreliable and often find it is too late. Could new methods of using ultrasound to scan the heart find evidence of heart failure before usual methods? Could it find evidence of a heart that's about to fail? Could this save lives? This talk hopes to find some answers!
Cartiva – getting to grips with arthritis
Elizabeth Hawes & Philip Sauve (Our Body Speakers)
The current standard treatment for thumb-based arthritis is successful in reducing pain but can leave patients with a hand that does not function as well as they would like. Join us to find out more about a trial that offers an alternative treatment, reducing pain and improving grip strength for our patients, helping them to return to their normal activities after surgery.