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The speakers will be: Rebecca Inglis, Tony Jefferis and Shakira Morar


Trauma Care in Laos: The unintended consequences of short training courses - Rebecca Inglis

Rebecca is an intensive care registrar who has spent the last two years in the Laos People's Democratic Republic, co-designing a training course for doctors and nurses caring for ICU patients. Her work has focused on critically ill trauma patients in particular, understanding why this patient group has such a high mortality in this setting. She discusses how her observational work has revealed some unexpected answers.


A "Useful(?) Idiot" Goes to Syria - Tony Jefferis

Tony Jefferis, Consultant ENT surgeon, discusses his controversial trip to Syria  with a Medical Education Charity. Tony has been actively involved in postgraduate medical education within and outside of the UK for many years.  Although his aims for this trip were to investigate the medical problems facing the country and how we can help, the British Press felt otherwise!!


Poetry for Peace - The Cracked Jug - Shakira Morar

Winner of the Oxford Poetry for Peace competition. Her poem, The  Cracked Jug, inspired by a 4,000 year-old Mesopotamian jug in the Ashmolean Museum, was transformed into a short film (by Suzanne Cohen) by The Poetry Society and was unveiled for World Poetry Day. Shakira’s poem imagines the jug first being used by a girl to collect water before a cataclysmic event strikes her village, leaving the pot with a crack that would stay with it for the next 4,000 years.  The poem been translated into Arabic and has been published in the Poetry for Peace 2016 Anthology by the Foreign Office.


Refreshments provided.

We look forward to seeing you there!