HAS Research Blog

cancel

Just showing posts with the tag events

Appearance Matters 6 

Posted by Eleri Heathcote | 1 comment
22Aug2013
An international multi-disiplinary conference highlighting current research and good practice around psychology, body image and appearance.
1-2 July 2014
Wills Memorial Building, Bristol

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Professor David Sarwer (University of Pennsylvania, USA) on Psychology and Cosmetic Surgery
Dr Tracy Tylka (Ohio Stae University, USA) on Positive Body Image

Contact us to join our mailing list for updates, or visit the conference website for further information.

Teenagers with conditions that affect their appearance wanted to test new support programme 

Posted by Denise Hope | 0 comments
16Aug2012
The Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at UWE Bristol is looking to recruit young people aged 13 – 18 to test out a new support programme for those with a condition that affects their appearance.

CAR has teamed up with the charities Changing Faces, the British Skin Foundation, the Ichthyosis Support Group and the Vocational Training Charitable Trust to develop YP Face IT, an innovative online support programme for teenagers with worries about skin conditions, hair loss or scarring.

Catrin Griffiths, who helped design YP Face IT, said, “The aim of the programme is to teach skills to young people who have concerns due to altered appearance so that they can feel and act more confidently.”

The specially-developed programme uses techniques such as cognitive behavioural therapy, social skills training and interactive activities, videos, illustrations and avatars. The researchers are looking to recruit 20 teenagers to test out the new programme, which involves taking part in one hour long session per week for 7 weeks, at home on their own computer.

If you would like to find out more about this project, please contact catrin.griffiths@uwe.ac.uk

Learning to sniff bad breath can help diagnose oral disease 

Posted by Denise Hope | 1 comment
03Aug2012
An unusual course is being run at UWE Bristol for health professionals who want to help patients with bad breath. According to the microbiologists running the course, bad breath - or oral malodour - is the third most common reason for people to visit their dentists. However dentists are not trained to distinguish the causes of oral malodour using their sense of smell.

Professor John Greenman runs the course with Dr Saliha Saad who is a trained oral malodour judge. They point out that smells on the breath come from either microbes or the metabolism of the body. In 80% of cases, bad breath is due to microbes in the mouth, and not to conditions elsewhere in the body. Oral malodour could be caused by microbes on the tongue, inflammation of the gums or tooth decay. These conditions give off specific smells which a trained 'nose' can detect, differentiate and then treat appropriately.

The course is aimed at doctors, dentists, hygienists, nurses and technicians and will train participants to recognise and identify the main groups of malodour compounds that occur on breath of individuals.

John and Saliha's work on microbes and their odours has other health applications for example in dealing with infected wounds.

The next UWE oral malodour course starts on 3 September - participants come from all over the world including the USA, the Middle-East and Europe and include academics as well as medical and dental professionals.

For further information read the full press release here.

Breast Cancer - United Care conference 

Posted by Denise Hope | 1 comment
10May2012

The Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology together with the University of the West of England are organising a one day conference exploring issues around Breast Cancer. The conference is being held at the UWE Conference and Exhibition Centre and aims to provide an update on a range of issues that influence the management of women with breast cancer.

All those with an interest in this field: patients, relatives, nurses, researchers, health care professionals to include clinical and biomedical scientists, surgeons, oncologists and general practitioners will find this conference useful.

The speakers are international experts in their respective areas and between them will touch on topics such as:

  • the influence of diet on metabolic pathways and cancer
  • the latest developments in biomedical research
  • surgery and therapies
  • new developments in service delivery
  • follow-up support and survivorship
  • an international perspective

The programme for the day is designed to meet continuing professional development needs for professional attendees (CPD credits will be available for participants), but also to provide an opportunity for women with breast cancer and their supporters to hear about current developments from both local and international experts from the academic world and from clinical practice.

This event is supported by the Microelectronics iNet, which is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

Click here to find out more and to register for the event

Bristol Microbiology Forum 

Posted by Denise Hope | 0 comments
03May2012



The University of the West of England and the Centre for Research in Biosciences (CRIB) will be hosting the next Bristol Microbiology Forum, showcasing Bristol-based microbiology research.

Oral and poster presenatations will be showcased at this event. If you would like to submit a title for presentation please enter it on the registration form. The closing date for poster and oral presentation submissions is 24 May 2012.

For further details please e-mail Victoria Davenport at Victoria.Davenport@uwe.ac.uk or you can register here.

This event is being sponsored by the Centre for Research in Biosciences (CRIB) and the South West Biomedical iNet.