An opportunity to meet the multi-talented Dr Sharad Paul – international thought leader, social entrepreneur, skin cancer specialist, poet and novelist.

Introduced by Sir Malcolm Grant, Chair of NHS England.

Discussion and drinks reception kindly hosted by the New Zealand High Commission (6.30pm – 8.30pm).

Dr Sharad Paul, born in England, raised in rural India, now working in Australia and New Zealand, has an international reputation as a thought leader in skin cancer treatment and patient-centred care. But he doesn’t stop there.  Besides medical texts, he writes poetry to discuss melanoma (De Natura Melanoma), and addresses the evolution and politics of skin through his fiction and non-fiction works (Skin, A Biography; Dermocracy).

A frequent speaker at literary festivals including Auckland and Jaipur, we are lucky to catch him en route to the Dalkey Festival in Ireland where he will speak alongside Malcolm Gladwell, John Banville, Yanis Varoufakis, Bob Geldof and others. His new book, Rxevolution: Going on a Scientific Walkabout for Wellness, will be published by Simon and Schuster later this year.

The recipient of numerous awards and described by TIME magazine as ‘Open Heart Surgeon’, Dr Paul is a senior academic at the universities of both Queensland and Auckland. His Auckland clinic has one of the largest programmes of skin cancer patients worldwide, with over 100,000 consultations and 35,000 operations since 1996. He carries out up to 7000 free skin checks a year. He is also a social entrepreneur, teaching creative writing to children in low decile schools and funding libraries and literacy programmes through his charity, Baci Foundation.

Sir Malcolm Grant, Chair of NHS England, will introduce the discussion.

When: Monday, June 13, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Where: New Zealand High Commission (Penthouse) – 80 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4TQ

Tickets £10 including wine and refreshments. Purchase tickets via Eventbrite.

Please note you will be required to present ID to gain entry to the High Commission

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