The Evolution of Gout

12 MARCH@14:30 - 16:00
Cartoon of a devil biting a big toe and causing immense pain.

The Evolution of Gout

12 March @ 14:30 - 16:00

The Evolution of Gout

Dorian Haskard, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Rheumatology, Imperial College London

Gout is legendary as the reward for high living, but is this true? This talk will discuss the nature versus nurture controversy of gout in the light of recent insights into individual genetic variations and, beyond that, shifts in biochemistry, that have occurred over human evolution, and which explain why gout is a peculiarly human disease.

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12 March
14:30 - 16:00
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Bridges Centre
Drybridge Park
Monmouth, NP25 5AS
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Cherry Lewis

Accessibility at Bridges Centre

Members’ monthly meetings are held at Bridges Community Centre, Drybridge Park. Some group meetings and activities also take place at Bridges. Off street parking is available here outside the building, and disabled parking is adjacent to the building entrance. There are no external steps or slopes, and the entrance doors are automatic. The ground floor is fully accessible and level throughout, and there is space for wheelchairs. There is a lift to the first floor, and accessible toilets on both floors. There is a hearing induction system in the Agincourt room where the monthly meetings are held.

Accessibility at Ty Price

Some group activities and meetings are held at Ty Price, St Thomas Community Hall, St Thomas’s Square. There is no off street parking here. The approach on foot is a gentle slope to double entrance doors. The ground floor of the building is fully accessible and there is a disabled toilet. The stairs to the first floor are wide and well-lit with a handrail on both sides, but there is no lift. There is a hearing induction system on the ground floor.