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Inaugural Lecture Sept 2011

Professor Simon Murch

Simon Murch

Date: 13th September 2011

Location: Medical Teaching Centre

Time: 6pm until 7pm, followed by a drinks receptions

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Ancient Paths for Modern Kids

The theme is based on the impacts of the changing environmental exposures faced by modern children upon evolutionarily ancient components of the immune system. As a paediatrician, I am aware of changing clinical patterns of diseases such as food allergy in the children that I see. I will try to explain why such changes may be occurring, and will contrast the patterns of immune-mediated illness in privileged children from the developed world with those from underprivileged resource-poor countries.