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Professor Patrick Pietroni, director of the Darwin International Institute for the Study of Compassion spoke at the Ismaili Centre, London on Thursday, 7 July 2016. He and his colleague John Ballat discussed The role of compassion in improving physical and mental health. The talk was presented by the Ismaili Council for the United Kingdom.
Professor Patrick Pietroni DSc (Hon), FRCP, FRCGP, MFPH, a senior academic with over 40 years of experience in the UK National Health Service, is director of the newly established Darwin International Institute for the Study of Compassion (DIISC) in Shrewsbury, UK. Along with his colleague John Ballatt, Professor Pietroni will discuss the centrality and necessity of compassionate action for the maintenance and improvement of physical and mental health.
This presentation is part of the larger project of DIISC, which aims to support and facilitate collaborative, interdisciplinary exploration and discussion of the nature and role of compassion in our societies. DIISC offers an innovative programme of academic research and will provide Darwin Scholarships to exceptional PhD / MD candidates, hosted by one of the DIISC-affiliated universities around the world.