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We are delighted to sponsor the second in a series of talks hosted by the Royal Irish Academy on Dawson Street, Dublin 2. The Royal Irish Academy is Ireland’s premier learned body. Founded in 1785, the Academy promotes, sustains and helps communicate the benefits of research. It is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest Academic honour in Ireland.

At each discourse, an expert will present on a topic relevant to their field of interest. The second discourse will take place on Monday 13 November with guest speaker Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly, Hon. MRIA, who is Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Medicine at the University of Cambridge and Honorary Consultant Physician at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

In his talk, Professor O’Rahilly will describe how human genetics has helped to enhance our understanding of our susceptibility or resistance to obesity and its adverse metabolic consequences. The findings have broad-ranging implications for the management of individual patients, for drug development and for public health strategies.

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