Torquay and District Medical Society
November Meeting

Imperial Hotel, Torquay, Thursday 21st November 2019 at 7:30pm

Cost £23*, includes dinner followed by a talk by Dr Felicty Thomas (see below).

This meeting is sponsored by Torbay Hospital League of Friends

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Mark Wicks, MBE speaks to Torquay & District Medical Society

Dr Felicity Thomas: "Poverty, Pathology and Pills"

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Talk by Dr Felicity Thomas

Poverty, Pathology and Pills

Dr Felicity Thomas is a Senior Research Fellow on the Cultural Contexts of Health at the University of Exeter.
After working for several years in the international development sector, she pursued doctoral research on the impacts of HIV and AIDS on rural livelihoods and social support networks in southern Africa.
More recently, her work has focused on understanding and addressing the social and cultural factors that perpetuate health inequalities.
She is particularly interested in understanding how certain health 'conditions' become medicalised, and the ways that this inter-relates with poverty, disadvantage and health-related inequalities.
Dr Thomas is Co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Culture and Health and works closely with the WHO Regional Office for Europe.

* Please note that payment will be required at least one week in advance of the event. Cancellations received within 48 hours of the event cannot be refunded.