Date & time

Fri, 30 Jun 2023
10:45 - 15:45



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About this day

Welcome to our Medicine in Action day!

Suitable for KS4 & KS5 students with an interest in medicine

Exciting news for aspiring medics! A ground-breaking hybrid event, Medicine in Action, is coming to London and online on June 30th, 2023. Join us for an exclusive opportunity to delve into the world of medicine and discover the endless possibilities in this dynamic field. From cutting-edge scientific and technological breakthroughs to the ethical and societal issues that shape healthcare, you’ll gain invaluable insights from a diverse range of seasoned medics. With the chance to interact and learn from professionals at various stages in their careers, Medicine in Action promises to be an unforgettable experience that will ignite your passion for medicine and set you on a path to success!

Programme & speakers

Life as a genomic ophthalmologist is very double stranded! Mariya Moosajee, Clinician Scientist in Ophthalmology

Mariya will share the key milestones and decisions that she made throughout her career which has led her to be dual trained as a Clinician and Scientist specialising in the field of Genetic Eye Disease. She will provide insights into her research and how it intertwines with the clinical care she provides her patients. Genomics is an exciting field to be in with huge advances in genetic diagnostics and therapeutics.

Mariya Moosajee

About Professor Mariya Moosajee

Mariya Moosajee is a Consultant Ophthalmologist in Genetic Eye Disease at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Professor of Molecular Ophthalmology at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, and Group Leader of Ocular Genomics and Therapeutics at the Francis Crick Institute.

What's going on in his head? James Piercy, Science Communicator

James learnt a lot about his brain when it was damaged in an accident. Now well recovered he explores his recovery journey, the people he met along the way and how little we know about the workings of this amazing machine.

James Piercy

About James Piercy

James Piercy works as engagement and involvement manager at Queen Mary University London and is a science communicator, trainer and consultant. He spends much of his time encouraging patient involvement in medical research and has spoken at school and festivals around the world.

From genome to surgeon's table - tales from the oesophagus Tim Underwood, Professor of GI Surgery, University of Southampton

Join Tim to discover how genomics is allowing early detection of oesophageal cancer, uncovering the biology behind this disease and enabling life-saving surgery and treatment to be targeted to the individual.

Tim Underwood

About Professor Tim Underwood

Tim is Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery and co-lead of the Innovation for Translation Research Group (ITRG), University of Southampton. His team focus on understanding the response to therapy in a range of solid tumours, and the development of new treatments that target the tumour microenvironment, including immunotherapy.

From Passion to Purpose: My Journey to Working in Healthcare Leanna Luxton, Northamptonshire Community Stroke Team Lead

Join us as we explore the vital role that allied health professionals play in the NHS! In this talk, Leanna will reveal what motivated her to become an allied health professional herself. We’ll discover the incredible impact she has on patient care and the innovative approaches she brings to the table. With inspiring stories and practical insights, you’ll be inspired to join the revolution and make real a difference in people’s lives.


Leanna Luxton

About Leanna Luxton

As a physiotherapist, Leanna has worked in large teaching hospitals in the UK prior to moving to Northampton and specialised in stroke rehabilitation 15 years ago. Her interests include developing true patient-centered care and provision and service development.

Prescription for Success: Proven Tips and Tricks to Land Your Spot in Medical School! Ezgi Ozcan, Junior Doctor

Ezgi’s journey to success was not exactly straight-forward… But with each rejection letter came additional knowledge about how to achieve her dream goal – a place in medical school. Ezgi is going to share that knowledge with you in this inspirational, informative session with plenty of opportunities for you to ask questions.

Ezgi Ozcan

About Dr Ezgi Ozcan

Ezgi is a GP trainee in North London. Following her journey into graduate entry medicine at UCL she created her YouTube channel Dr Ezgi Ozcan to showcase her life as a junior doctor in the NHS and give snippets of medical education.