Thursday, 26 January 2017

First Networking Lunch of 2017 kicks off with a bang!

The CATCH community gathered this week for the first Networking Lunch of 2017.

More than 30 academics, researchers, Professional Services staff, partners and visitors attended the lunch, held in the iconic University building, Firth Court.

We were delighted to be joined by Professor Mike Trenell with his presentation: Digital health and diabetes - hype or hope? Mike is a Professor of Metabolism and Lifestyle Medicine at Newcastle University. His charismatic talk resonated with the network as members of the audience eagerly asked questions on his research and the NIHR Innovation Observatory of which he’s Director.

Simon Butler, CATCH Centre Manager also excitedly shared the upcoming events that shouldn’t be missed in 2017. From Luc de Witte’s Inaugural Lecture and CATCH showcase on 10th - 11th March as part of the Sheffield Festival of Science and Engineering to the AAATE2017 in September, where the Call for Papers is open until 10th February 2017.

The next Networking Lunch will be held on Tuesday 14th March 2017 in conjunction with the ScHARR seminar series. In the Pemberton Lecture Theatre B, Regent Court, the lunch will take place at the earlier time of 12.00 - 14.00. Our guest speaker, Matthew Machin, mHealth Applications Manager in the Centre for Health Informatics at the University of Manchester will speak around “Improving Health in Long-term Conditions with Smartphone Apps and Wearable Devices.”

Please contact Laura Murray if you would like to attend (

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