Humanising Medicine

  • Discussion
  • British Sign Language
Photograph of a man and a woman sitting on a stage, in conversation. In front of them is an audience.
Packed Lunch discussion in the Forum, Steven Pocock. Source: Wellcome Collection. CC BY-NC.

What you’ll do

From prescribing individual treatments for strokes to optimising the scheduling of hospital appointments, artificial intelligence could revolutionise healthcare. Come and hear neurologist Parashkev Nachev discuss his work using supercomputers to bring a more humanised approach to medicine.

About your researcher

Photograph of Parashkev Nachev

Parashkev Nachev

Dr Parashkev Nachev is a Professor of Neurology at the UCL Institute of Neurology, and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. He was recently awarded a Wellcome Trust-funded translational research project to develop a clinical system using machine learning to identify anomalies in the brain, including strokes and multiple sclerosis, in order to better predict patient outcomes.


Just turn up

Need to know


We’ll be in the Reading Room on level 2. You can walk up the spiral staircase to the Reading Room door, or take the lift up and then head left from the Library Desk.

Limited spaces available

Spaces are first come, first served and may run out if we are busy so you may wish to arrive early. If you have any access requests or requirements, email us at or call 020 7611 2222.

British Sign Language

This event will have British Sign Language interpretation. If you would like to come along, email us at or call 020 7611 2222.

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