Posted 20 May 2011
Earlier this year Naomi Brewer arranged for Kate Fleming to give the following talk at the Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, New Zealand:
“The epidemiology of liver disease in the UK: Using routinely available data for epidemiological studies”
This 50 minute talk was a whistle-stop tour of the work Kate had carried out over the previous 3 years in her job, covering the healthcare system in the UK and how data gets into databases, then the epidemiology of cirrhosis including incidence / prevalence, clinical progression of disease, mortality following diagnosis and rates of fracture and hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with cirrhosis compared with the general population, all studies using the General Practice Research Database.
Kate said reported back that “The experience was excellent – great to meet with people doing different types of research and identify potential areas for collaboration. Everyone was extremely welcoming and Naomi had been kind enough to arrange lunch with senior members of the department which was both enjoyable and productive.”