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King's Lectures 2020: The Biomedical and Health Revolution

The King's Lectures 2020 were hosted by Professor Sir Robert Lechler and featured three different sessions that explored topics related to the biomedical and health revolution.

Sir Robert Lechler has recently stepped down from his roles as Senior Vice-President (Health) at King’s College London and Executive Director of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre. He is currently Emeritus Senior Vice President (Health) at King’s College London, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences, Executive Director on the Board of Quell Therapeutics Limited and Senior Medical Adviser to Babylon Health. Robert’s research interests revolve around transplantation tolerance; the central aim of his research is to persuade the immune system to “tolerate” the foreign organ while retaining full capability to fight off infections and cancer.

The third and final lecture was followed by a panel with Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England: Jennifer Dixon, Chief Executive of the Health Foundation and Sir Hugh Taylor, Chairman, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

Discover previous years' lectures:

Lecture I: Looking back – 10 advances that changed the world

Lecture II: Looking in – the good, the not so good and the questionable

Lecture III: Looking ahead – more of the same will not suffice

Previous events in King's Lectures 2020: The Biomedical and Health Revolution