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Edmond J. Safra

Edmond  .J. Safra lecture



On the ground floor of the King’s Venues Strand, the Edmond J. Safra Lecture Theatre is a modern, state-of-the-art, tiered theatre with a capacity to seat 250 people.



Strand, London WC2R 2LS


  • PA System
  • Data projector and screen
  • Upper level seating
  • Stage and lectern
  • Other equipment available to hire.


Edmond J. Safra Memorial Lecture 2017

Edward Safra

Date:   Monday 6 March
Time:  Lecture: 18:30, Reception: 19:30
Location:  The Edmond J. Safra Memorial Lecture Theatre, King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS

This year’s lecture, chaired by Professor Sir Robert Lechler FKC, Provost/Senior Vice President (Health), King’s College London, will bring together an expert panel with Professor K Ray Chaudhuri, Director of the National Parkinson Foundation International Centre of Excellence; Dr Marios Politis, Safra Clinical Senior Lecturer, Consultant Neurologist and Head of Neurodegeneration Imaging Group; and Professor Dag Aarsland, Head of Old Age Psychiatry.

Together, this dynamic panel will reflect on the modern day approach to Parkinson’s research and the frontline advances being made in personalised medicine – a dialogue that promises to be a thought-provoking combination of scientific knowledge with first-hand insight. The discussion will be followed by a question and answer session.

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The annual Edmond J. Safra Memorial Lecture podcast

Barbara ThompsonPanellists of the 6th annual Edmond J. Safra Memorial Lecture: (from left) John Hiseman, Barbara Thompson MBE and Professsor Ray Chaudhuri.

Listen to the lecture in our podcast below:

The sixth annual Edmond J. Safra Memorial Lecture, entitled ‘Mind the gap: How do we integrate mental and physical healthcare for chronic diseases?’, was held at King’s College London on 14 November. The event raised awareness of the College’s largest fundraising campaign World questions|King’s answers, and in particular of the campaign pillar Neuroscience & mental health. This pillar raises money to combat diseases that were the subject of the evening’s lecture, such as Parkinson’s disease.

Over 200 guests attended the event, which took place in the Edmond J. Safra Lecture Theatre at the Strand Campus.

The discussion featured a dynamic panel of clinicians and researchers from King’s College London; Professor Amanda J Ramirez, Director of Cancer Research UK London Psychosocial Group; Professor K Ray Chaudhuri, Director National Parkinson Foundation International Centre of Excellence at King’s College Hospital; and Professor Matthew Hotopf, Professor of General Hospital Psychiatry at Institute of Psychiatry. The panel was also joined by Europe’s foremost female saxophonist, Barbara Thompson MBE and her husband and carer, musician Jon Hiseman. Thompson was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1997 and is currently being treated by Professor Chaudhuri.

The talk was moderated by the College’s Vice-Principal (Health) and Executive Director of King’s Health Partners, Professor Sir Robert Lechler. Professor Lechler facilitated the discussion with the panellists, on the interplay between mental and physical health, particularly in relation to Parkinson’s disease, cancer and chronic illnesses. This was followed by a lively discussion with the audience.

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