War Doctor David Nott to speak at UCLan
UCLan School of Medicine to host free ‘In Conversation with’ event
World-renowned trauma surgeon David Nott will discuss what it’s like to treat patients on the frontline of disaster and war zones at a free event at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).
‘In Conversation with Professor David Nott OBE’, on Friday 21 October, will offer an insight into what it’s been like to spend the last 30 years working as an NHS volunteer in some of the world’s most dangerous war zones, including Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Syria and, most recently, Ukraine.
Professor Nott, who is also a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at St Mary’s Hospital, will discuss the work he has undertaken for global aid agencies, including Action For Humanity, Médecins Sans Frontières and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Professor Nott’s inspiring work has featured in international media and was documented in his best-selling memoir, War Doctor. He is also the Co-Founder of the David Nott Foundation, an organisation dedicated to training doctors in conflict zones. Since its launch, the Foundation has trained more than 1,000 doctors around the world.
"David’s career has seen him work in many countries around the world in the most dangerous and desperate of conditions. We are delighted to welcome him to the University for what I’m sure will be a fascinating and through-provoking evening."— Dr Ayman Jundi who leads the Disaster Medicine Master’s Degree at UCLan’s School of Medicine
The event will be hosted by Dr Ayman Jundi, who leads the Disaster Medicine Master’s Degree at UCLan’s School of Medicine and has worked with Professor Nott in Syria since 2013.
He said: “David’s career has seen him work in many countries around the world in the most dangerous and desperate of conditions. We are delighted to welcome him to the University for what I’m sure will be a fascinating and through-provoking evening.”
‘In Conversation with Professor David Nott OBE’ will take place on Friday 21 October, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, in Harrington Building on the Preston Campus. It is hosted in collaboration with the David Nott Foundation and Action For Humanity.
The event is free to attend but people are required to register via Eventbrite.
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