16th September - 28th October

Elsevier Live,
Student Edition

Join us every Wednesday at the start of the new academic year, from 16th September - 28th October for a series of virtual events dedicated to learning and sharing with students around the world.

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to hear from renowned medical experts, authors, editors, doctors, lecturers and students like yourself. Through these interactive sessions you will get tips on preparing for the academic year ahead, how to tackle difficult subjects and lots more insider information. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions during the sessions.

For Everyone

The impact of leadership, culture and influence

30th September | Professor Brian Dolan OBE

Leadership is a social process in which one person influences the behaviour of others without threat or violence. This session will explore what leadership means and how you can shape and influence the culture where you work – including the presenters experience of creating a global social movement around patients’ time and safety by encouraging them to get out of their pyjamas, get dressed and get moving!

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Is Global Health everyone’s problem?

7th October | Professor Dame Parveen Kumar, Mr Babulal Sethia, and Ms Zoe Mullan

Join our esteemed panel as they discuss difficult issues such as; What will be the impact of the changes in climate, and air pollution on the Eco health of the planet? The current pandemic of SARS-CoV-2 has revealed many inequalities in our social system. Have we learned anything from this? How will we manage the results of increasing poverty, inequalities, Increasing and changing diseases on the health and wellbeing of humans? and more...

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Looking after yourself (and your friends) in your first year

21st October | Dr Niall Boyce

Starting university can be exciting and challenging in equal measure. Being away from home, making new friends and learning new things often in a new way can add pressure. Join Dr Niall Boyce, Editor of the Lancet Psychiatry to talk about mood, how to recognise changes that could be concerning and when to reach out and seek help.

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Why Your Story Shapes Your Reality

23rd September | Lynda Holt

2020 has unfolded in a manner that none of us expected. For many it is both an exciting and daunting time to be a student in health professions. It is also a time of change, opportunity and influence – what you do with the experiences you have shape the health professional you become.

This session is about understanding story, your own, that of healthcare and the stories you need to be telling to craft the future you want to be part of. We will be covering some of the neuroscience around story and storytelling, taking the opportunity to examine your default stories and focusing on how you use story to create change and to enable colleagues and patients.

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For Medical Students

Top Tips for studying Anatomy

23rd September | Professor Claire Smith

Learning anatomy is an exciting journey, discovering the real three dimensional structure and function of the human form is truly inspiring. This session will save you time and will highlight how you can make the most out of your learning, so that you not only excel at assessments, but truly enjoy and understand the wonders of the human form.

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SARS-CoV-2 laboratory diagnosis – everything you wanted to know about, but were afraid to ask

30th September | Dr Mark Zuckerman

Join Dr Mark Zuckerman, author of Mims Medical Microbiology and Immunology, giving a brief history of being at the sharp end of running a SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic service in a large teaching hospital in London. Covering questions such as; which samples do you test, how often do you test and what issues can you come across when confronted with mass testing in a pandemic situation?

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Diagnosis; The art of being a doctor

7th October | Dr David Randall

Join Dr David Randall, Editor of Kumar and Clarks' Clinical medicine to discuss diagnosis. Using brand new skills content from the latest edition of Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine, he will look at how to reach an accurate diagnosis: avoiding common pitfalls and communicating effectively with patients and colleagues along the way.

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Clinical examination and clinical exams in a socially distanced world

14th October | Dr Karen Fairhurst

Join Dr Karen Fairhurst, Editor of Macleod's Clinical Examination to explore how the clinical assessment of patients has changed in a socially distanced world. Dr Fairhurst will discuss the pros and cons of remote consultation and re-consider the place of clinical examination in assessing patients particularly in primary care.

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Dr Philip Xiu: Insider Tips on How to Study Effectively in Med School and Succeed...

21st October | Dr Phil Xiu

Having been at the coalface of exams and teaching not too long ago, Dr Philip Xiu, Editor-in-Chief of ClinicalKey Student Assessment and Series Editor of the successful Crash Course series has the expertise to guide medical students like you. Join Dr Philip Xiu as he shares his insights on how to study for your exams, tap into his extensive knowledge on how to tackle exam stress and get access to his insider tips and tricks to succeed in Medical School.

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Making the most of your time on the wards, an insiders guide…

28th October | Dr Mona Waterhouse

Feeling nervous about hitting the wards for the first time, or want to know how to make the most out of your time on the wards? Join Dr Mona Waterhouse, editor of Kumar and Clarks Clinical Medicine for a  very practical Q and A on how to maximise your learning experience, how to approach your first patient interaction and avoid common pitfalls.

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Watch this space

We will be adding more sessions in the coming days, stay tuned!


Elsevier Live event perks:

  • Quick, focused, insightful & engaging sessions
  • Receive all session recordings post-event, available for future viewing
  • Certificates of attendance to add to your portfolio*select academic sessions
  • Surprise giveaways and participant prize draws*only select sessions
  • Special discounts or offers *based on your region


Elsevier Live, Student Edition agenda

Dr Karen Fairhurst

Dr Karen Fairhurst

Dr Fairhurst is a senior lecturer in general practice in the Centre for Population Health Sciences in the Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh. She works clinically as a GP at Mackenzie Medical Centre, Edinburgh and is one of the editors of the renowned Macleod's Clinical Examination.

Niall Boyce

Niall Boyce

Dr Boyce joined The Lancet as a Senior Editor in 2010, and is founding Editor of The Lancet Psychiatry. Niall trained in medicine at Oxford University and subsequently on the University College London psychiatry rotation.

Dr David Randall

Dr David Randall

Dr Randall graduated in medicine from Bart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is a specialty registrar in renal medicine and is currently completing a PhD studying the development of chronic kidney disease.

Ms Zoë Mullan, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet Global Health

Ms Zoë Mullan, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet Global Health

Zoë Mullan is Editor-in-Chief of the open access journal, The Lancet Global Health. She is an Ex-Officio Board Member of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health and an International Advisory Board member of Sun-Yat Sen Global Health Institute, Guangzhou, China.

Mr B.SETHIA DL FRCP FRCS

Mr B.SETHIA DL FRCP FRCS

Babulal Sethia was a Consultant Congenital Heart Surgeon at the Royal Brompton Hospital until 2019 and is a past-President of the Royal Society of Medicine in London. He has many years’ experience as an examiner for the UK Surgical Royal Colleges.

Professor Dame Parveen Kumar DBE

Professor Dame Parveen Kumar DBE

Parveen is Professor of Medicine and Education at Barts and the London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, and a gastroenterologist.  She has written extensively for medical students, most notably as co-founder of Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine.

Professor Ian Peate

Professor Ian Peate

Professor Peate is Head of School and manages the health care education and training provision for the Gibraltar Health Authority. He is a visiting professor with several UK nursing schools, including St Georges University London and Kingston University.

Dr James Gill

Dr James Gill

Dr Gill is an honorary clinical lecturer at Warwick Medical School and a locum GP.  He is passionate about demystifying the vagaries of the clinical examination and harnessing the power of digital technology to help students develop their clinical skills.

Lynda Holt

Lynda Holt

Lynda Holt is CEO of Health Service 360, her clinical background is in emergency care. She works with leaders and clinicians in health care organisations, helping them to make tangible change through empowering people and focusing on patient experience. Her work is steeped in neuroscience and focused on practical growth.




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