Inaugural Lecture Series – Professor Peymané Adab, College of Medical & Dental Sciences

The search for the abnormal: Cancer, Obesity and Lung Disease and how to prevent them

Professor Peymané Adab MD, MPH, MBChB, FFPH, FHKCCM

Professor of Chronic Disease, Epidemiology and Public Health

School of Health & Population SciencesP Adab

Wednesday, 4th February 2015 at 4:30pm

Leonard Deacon Lecture Theatre, Medical School Building

In medicine there are increasing efforts to identify disease at an early stage and to intervene in order to prevent its progression.  However, it is not always clear what criteria should be used to define “disease” and how to distinguish this from health.  Furthermore, there is often uncertainty about what is the best approach for prevention or management of early disease.  Drawing on personal experiences, as well as a research journey spanning population screening, behavioural and chronic disease epidemiology, this lecture attempts to unravel and discuss some of these concepts.  I will specifically refer to research on cancer screening, childhood obesity prevention and COPD epidemiology.

This lecture is open to all and pre-registration is not required.

For further information please contact Yvonne Dawson (y.dawson [at]