Professor Jules Wendon
Number 2 in a special series of 4 Co-Branded College of Intensive Care Medicine x Jellybean Podcasts
Jules Wendon is the Professor of Hepatology and Executive Medical Director at Kings College London.
When it comes to the intensive care hepatology there are few people that have done more to shape our knowledge and practice than Jules Wendon. Jules travelled to Australia to share her knowledge at the CICM Annual Scientific Meeting. Sharing is a key theme in this interview as Jules insists on crediting her team, all of her team, for their part in the success of Kings. Humble yet inspirational, modest yet brilliant. Have a listen to this short conversation recorded in between her lectures at the CICM ASM in Sydney 2017.
The other jellybeans referred to in this interview are Sarah Yong (#62) and Penny Stewart (#13);
Each year the CICM holds its Annual Scientific Meeting. The Meeting has always been focused upon a single issue or organ system. This year the theme was Gastroenterology entitled “A Gut Reaction; ICU Gastroenterology from beginning to end.”
The lectures presented at the meeting have been recorded and will all be shared among the delegates and some will also be shared with all comers via the Intensive Care Network, the celebrated “#FOAMed” website. (Free Open Access Medical Education.)
The organisers of the ASM invited #FOAMed podcaster/interviewer Dr Doug Lynch to come along to engage some of the leading lights of the meeting in conversation and record them. These recordings are the latest in a series of podcasts/blogcasts playfully called “Jellybeans”. They are entirely spontaneous chats with interesting people; short, completely unscripted, 100% unedited and recorded in one take. It is essentially an uninterrupted live recording. The focus is unapologetically on the quality of the conversation rather than the quality of the audio recording.
The host of the interview is a fast talking Irish doctor, a jack of all trades but a master of none, a perpetual student and a trainee of the CICM. The “Jellybean” is an itinerant podcast that regularly appears on LITFL, ICN and many other websites. Over 100 conversations have been recorded with persons of interest. They appear on iTunes and Stitcher Radio. The 100th Jellybean will be published later this year.
The CICM ASM Jellybean series each start with a biographical component and then the conversation follows its own path. The subject matter is usually that which dwells upon the fringes of intensive care medicine; human factors, education, ethics, equality, gender, personal histories, possible futures and all the other challenges that we so often face. Being so they compliment the lectures but do not attempt to repeat them.
We hope you enjoy finding out a little more about the people behind the CICM Annual Scientific Meeting. The four CICM x Jellybean co-branded recordings are part of a larger collection. It is only these four that are formally associated with the College. Doug Lynch is not a representative of the college and any views expressed are his own.