Our interest groups
Cardiometabolic at LSHTM Interest Group
The CArdioMEtabolic at LSTHM research interest group (CAMEL) works to increase the profile of cardiovascular disease and diabetes research conducted at the LSHTM and MRC units, promote collaboration across research groups, and strengthen the quality and impact of cardiovascular disease and diabetes research from the LSHTM and MRC units. Activities include regular meetings and seminars to present ongoing projects, provide feedback on proposals and connect with other researchers.
Anyone interested in joining or to know more can email CAMEL@LSHTM.AC.UK
Cancer Interest Group at LSHTM
The Cancer Interest Group (CIG) promotes sharing of ideas and collaboration between cancer researchers at LSHTM. The group welcomes anyone interested in cancer research and meets every 3-4 months to share and discuss relevant cancer research. For more information about the interest group email Clare.Gilham@lshtm.ac.uk.
Multimorbidity Interest Group
Multimorbidity broadly describes the coexistence of multiple health conditions in an individual. It magnifies the physical, psychological, social, and financial consequences of ill health, and exposes the limits of approaches to health and care organised around single diseases. The burden of multimorbidity is increasing globally, and presents a particular challenge to fragile health systems in low and middle income countries.
The multimorbidity research special interest group is open to LSHTM-affiliated researchers, their partners, and collaborators, working on topics related to multimorbidity. Reflecting the cross-cutting nature of multimorbidity-related research, the group membership includes people from a wide variety of methodological disciplines and disease areas.
Our aim is to provide opportunities for networking and promote collaboration; increase the visibility of multimorbidity research; and ultimately strengthen the quality and impact of multimorbidity research. Our activities include meetings for group members, as well as seminars which will be open to all, and advertised though the CGCC mailing list.
NCDs in Humanitarian Setting Special Interest Group
The NCDs in Humanitarian Settings Special Interest Group collaborates with partners to improve NCD care delivery in humanitarian crises, including fragile health systems, disaster and conflict settings. We have launched a knowledge hub to present the ongoing work in this area and to collate the key resources accessibly in one place. The knowledge hub acts as a repository for clinical, operational and M&E guidelines and tools, training materials, research publications and projects, and events around NCDs in humanitarian settings. The repository will be continuously updated with emerging resources and research to keep it relevant to the community.