Episode 164: Summer Highlights

The EMJ Podcast: Insights For Healthcare Professionals

Sep 1 2023 • 15 mins

Evgenia Koutsouki, EMJ Editor, pulls together her favourite moments from the last quarter of the EMJ Podcast. Over the summer, our podcast welcomed an array of great guests, who discussed a multitude of topics, including the links between climate change and mental health, robotic surgery, and disparities in healthcare.

Use the following timestamps to navigate this episode:


(00:35)-Richard Cohen discusses the benefits of robotic surgery

(01:37)-Arthur Burnett stresses the importance of the HPV vaccine in urology

(03:02)-Arthur Burnett on the impacts that healthcare disparities have upon survival rates

(03:29)-Samuel Washington speaks about financial barriers impacting outcomes for patients

(04:20)-Christine Ko talks about factors affecting the commonality of skin cancers

(05:16)-Christine Ko goes on to talk about visual perception in dermatology

(06:13)-Eva Parker emphasises the intersectionality between dermatological diseases, mental health, and climate change

(07:42)-Michela Starace questions the quality of life and mental health for patients with alopecia areata

(09:00)-Michela Starace discusses JAK inhibitors in the treatment of alopecia

(10:33)-Morag Griffin provides details on the rare condition paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria

(11:51)-Morag Griffin stresses the importance of international collaboration in rare diseases

(13:00)-Mark Sullivan highlights the difficulties of finding funding, and how this affects drug development

(14:12)-Mark Sullivan talks about access to healthcare as a fundamental human right