The Old Millhillians Medical Professions Meeting took place at the Lansdowne Club, London. The evening was informative and enjoyed by all. 13 pupils attended the meeting and the group primarily consisted of Mill Hill pupils and attendees from our partner schools: Copthall School and the Saracens Academy.
The guest speaker was Dr Salvatore Viscomi MD, who is a physician, entrepreneur and Chief Medical Officer of Goodcell in the USA. Dr Viscomi leads Goodcell’s genetic and biomarker healthcare platform which harnesses the power of blood to both inform and restore health.
At the meeting, he outlined the vast potential of stem cell therapeutics to treat various diseases. He explained how individuals will be increasingly able to take greater control over their health by blood bio-banking. Dr Viscomi also discussed how storing a sample of your own blood could avoid the wait to find a donor, should you need one in the future.
The restorative powers of stem cells date back to the first bone marrow transplantations in the 1950s. Since then, research into the use of stem cell treatments in a variety of clinical situations has been undertaken. Our pupils were fortunate to learn about cutting-edge medical research from an industry expert at the meeting.
All Mill Hill pupils become members of the Old Millhillians Club when they leave the School. The Club was founded in 1878 and is one of the largest alumni communities in the UK. The Club organises professional networking events throughout the year, which all Old Millhillians are invited to attend. The Club also hosts many regional and international reunions and flagship events such as the black-tie Annual Dinner, Summer Cocktail Party and Old Millhillians Day. In addition, the Club helps to run the Old Millhillian Rugby, Hockey, Football, Cricket and Fives Sports Clubs, which are all very successful.
Click here to view the Old Millhillians Club’s event calendar.