NNUH Research at Norwich Science Festival

Our research teams will be taking part in Norwich Science Festival next month.

The annual festival showcases the ground-breaking research and innovation associated with the city and will be held between 11 and 18 February.

Our researchers will be taking part in the Norwich Research Park (NRP) day on Wednesday 15 February at The Forum in Norwich and anyone can drop in between 10.30am and 4pm. A bookable ‘quiet time’ will take place between 9.30am and 10.30am.

Families will be able to meet our researchers and can take part in their first research study – by eating chocolate! Find out more about NNUH research and meet our clinicians who carry out research to find new treatments for a range of health conditions for the smallest and most premature babies in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to helping us live to a healthy old age in Older People’s Medicine research.

Our colleagues from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) will also be at the NRP day with Rebo the NHS Research Robot where you can go on an adventure through history to find life-changing treatments.

Prof Eleanor Mishra, Respiratory Medicine Consultant, will be giving a talk on ‘balloons, buckets and breathlessness’ in the Auditorium in The Forum from 1pm on Wednesday 15 February. In this interactive talk, Prof Mishra will explore why patients with advanced cancer feel short of breath, how we can help their symptoms and the research we are doing at Norwich Research Park to improve their care. Bring your lungs and be ready to blow!

Emergency Medicine doctor Ian Pope will be giving a talk at 3pm on 15 February in the Forum’s Auditorium entitled “E-cigarettes in the Emergency Department. A weapon in the battle against smoking?” This talk will cover the facts around the harms of smoking, the evidence behind using e-cigarettes and why A&E might be the ideal place to promote them, followed by a myth-busting Q&A session.

NNUH Consultants Tim Duncan and Paul Simpson will also be taking in a myth-busting the menopause talk on Saturday 18 February.

More information about Norwich Science Festival and the festival programme can be found here https://norwichsciencefestival.co.uk/

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