Special lectures


Cognitive impairment and dementia in politicians

Hans Förstl, Munich, Germany

Thursday, 06 December 2018 | 12.30-12.50 | Lecture Hall B

Hans Förstl was born in Munich. He studied medicine and dabbled in various other subjects, all of them less entertaining. After a brief stint in bacteriology he specialized in neurology and then in psychiatry and psychotherapy in Munich, at the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim and the Institute of Psychiatry in London. He was professor of Psychiatry at the University of Western Australia in Perth before he came to sit on the Chair of Psychiatry at the Technische Universität München since 1997. He is still interested in his subject, patients and politics.



Deadly superbugs from Pharma factories – an investigative report from the NDR Hamburg

Christian Baars, Hamburg, Germany

Thursday, 06 December 2018 | 15.00-15.25 | Lecture Hall B

Christian Baars works as an editor in the Investigation department of the public broadcaster NDR (ARD) since 2014. He was born in Herdecke (Ruhr area) in 1976. He studied French and political science in Hamburg and Dakar, Senegal. He then worked as an editor for the Tageschau and NDR.de and as a reporter for radio and TV. In 2009 he published a book on Christian fundamentalism. In recent years, he has been intensively working on reports on the spread of multi-resistant bacteria in Germany and India. His research on environmental pollution with antimicrobial agents from pharmaceutical factories has been published as a scientific paper as well (Infection, 2017)



Sarcopenia and outcomes in vascular surgery

Julian Scott, Leeds, UK

Friday, 07 December 2018 | 12.30-12.45 | Lecture Hall C

Professor Julian Scott graduated medical school in 1981 at University of Leicester, UK and was a Houseman to Professor Sir Peter Bell. He undertook basic surgical training in Leicester and Peterborough before taking up a vascular research post looking at lower limb bypass grafts and causes of graft with Professor Michael Horrocks. During his research time he was awarded Patey Prize (SRS), Moynihan Travelling Fellowship from the ASGBI and a Hunterian Professorship from the RCS England.
He was awarded an MD in 1991 from the University of Leicester and completed his higher surgical training in the South West (Bristol and Exeter) and undertook a Senior Vascular Fellowship at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. He was appointed a consultant Vascular Surgeon in St James Hospital Leeds in 1991. He was the principal investigator for the Leeds Aneurysm Development Study and supervised Nine BSc’, 8 MD’s and 11 PhD’s of which six were funded by the BHF. He was made Reader in Vascular Surgery in 2001 and a Hon Professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Leeds in 2004. He is currently a NHS Consultant Vascular and Trauma Surgery at the Leeds General Infirmary Major Trauma Centre which serves a population of 3 Million.
He is a Past President of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Past Chair of the FRCS Vascular and the FEBVS exam Boards and the Current UEMS President of the Section and Board of Vascular Surgery.
He was the local PI for CLASS, BASIL 2 and EVRA. He is the current Vascular Lead for the NIHR Medical Innovation centre based in Leeds and a Co-Investigator on a NIHR Global Surgery Grant with interests in surgical innovation in Sierra Leone and India. Professor Scott has edited 1 Book, 5 Book Chapters, 67 Conference Papers and 307 journal articles.