On Friday 9 May, DTU Clinical Researcher Dr Matthew Wintle gave the invited Bill Williams Memorial Lecture at the Spring Meeting of the Society of Physicians in Wales. Around 60 clinicians who manage and deliver general medicine and speciality clinical services in hospitals across Wales travelled to the beautiful village of Portmeirion for the meeting.
Matthew talked about some of his experiences working for Amylin Pharmaceuticals, developing and commercialising first-in-class medicines for people with diabetes. He described the breadth and depth of translational research that evaluated the safety, efficacy, comparative effectiveness and potential clinical uses of a new medicine and some of the business adventures of this small to medium sized biopharmaceutical company.
The Society of Physicians in Wales (SPW) was founded more than 50 years ago by consultants who had an interest in general medicine and who were working in Wales. Over the years, its membership has increased to more than 350 consultants and now includes all grades of doctors in all medical specialties. The Bill Williams memorial lecture is an annual spring event, named after Eirian (Bill) Williams, a consultant physician who was pivotal in transforming hospital care in Pembrokeshire.
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