Prof G's Slides
My SlideShare site has been disabled by LinkedIn. I have been told that many of my slides include copyrighted material. Strictly speaking, this is correct. However, LinkedIn doesn't understand that academics often use each others' materials for teaching/academic purposes without getting specific agreements in place to address copyright issues; this is often referred as fair use provided it is not for commercial purposes. I was not using SlideShare for material gain. My motivation for sharing my slides has always been the dissemination of knowledge. Why should people have to reinvent a wheel when one has already be designed and created. The same goes for slides.
I have therefore been forced to move off the SlideShare platform and have had to improvise. I have now set-up this site to allow you access to my slides after my talks. My DIY tech solution seems to working.
About Prof G
Gavin Giovannoni (aka ProfG) is an MSologist (MS neurologist) who works at the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London, UK. ProfG was appointed to the Chair of Neurology, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and the Department of Neurology at Barts Health NHS Trust in November 2006. Gavin is primarily based in the Blizard Institute.
In 2017 ProfG started wearing a new hat when he became co-director of the Preventive Neurology Unit, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine.
ProfG completed his medical training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and continued his studies by completing a PhD in Immunology at the Institute of Neurology, University College London, in 1998. In 1999 he was appointed Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Royal Free and University College Medical School before moving back to the Institute of Neurology in 2000. ProfG runs a translational MS research programme at Barts and The London School of Medicine.
ProfG's current research focuses on the Epstein‒Barr virus as a possible cause of MS, MS-related neurodegeneration and MS biomarker discovery and validation. He co-authors the widely read Barts-MS blog and is the Chair of the MS Brain Health Steering Committee, an international initiative launched in 2015, with the goal of revolutionising the management of MS to maximise lifelong ‘brain health’ and improve patient outcomes. ProfG is also the academic director of the MS Academy an innovative training programme for medical professionals who want to develop expertise in MS and the chair of the scientific steering committee of triMS-online the first virtual platform for MS conferences.
Professor Gavin Giovannoni, Blizard Institute, 4 Newark Street, London E1 2AT, UK. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @gavingiovannoni. Assistant: Stephanie Gardner, Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 2579, Fax: +44 (0)20 7882 2180, Email: email@example.com