Health in the digital age

Enhancing the Student Experience

The LSESU Health Society and The Health Foundry co-hosted a ‘Digital Health’ event in 2018 which brought together students, professionals and experts in the field of digital health. Speakers, including Ben Showers from the Department of Health and Social Care, and Dr Hapreet Sood, Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer at the NHS, gave presentations on their areas of expertise.

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With the event themed around digitisation of the healthcare system, attendees gained insights into various business and health initiatives aimed at improving our access to healthcare in the digital age. In addition to speaker presentations, roundtable discussions offered opportunities for students and experts to

collaborate on various topics, such as the role of technology in improving healthcare transport and infrastructures.

Understanding the brain to understand the causes of things

The intricacies of the brain in the context of prominent issues in the social sciences formed the focus of a ground-breaking student conference made possible by your generous support.

The newly-formed LSESU Neuroscience Society collaborated with UCL for the inaugural Neuroscience Conference, which sought to develop discussions building an in-depth understanding of the social sciences through a neurobiological lens.

The conference brought together renowned academics from the field of neuroscience. Professor Dick Swaab from the University of Amsterdam discussed the genetics of the male and female brain, while Professor Baland Jalal from the University of Cambridge spoke on disembodiment and dreams.

“LSE has an academic mission to ‘understand the causes of things’, which entails discovering what makes society the way that it is, why humans make the economic decisions they do and why they vote the way they do,” said Philipp Ershov, LSESU Neuroscience Society Founder and Chairman. “Answering these questions is impossible without understanding the biological and scientific underpinnings of the human mind because, after all, decisions are made in the human mind. This conference was the perfect way of promoting that neuroscience is ideal for the social sciences, and this could only be done with the philanthropic support given to the School – thank you.”