In November, we held a readers’ evening at London’s Bupa Cromwell Hospital for guests to hear from leading consultant physicians on men’s health.
The event was hosted by Business Traveller editorial director Tom Otley, who was joined by staff writer Hannah Brandler and events officer Holly Khorsand.
Readers were welcomed into the hospital’s luxury Royal Suite, designed for patients to recuperate following consultations and procedures, with three spacious rooms large enough to cater for families and friends as well.
Guests mingled over drinks and a buffet of healthy salads and quiches, while exchanging stories of recent travels and experiences of healthcare. Readers were then seated for a series of informative talks, introduced by guest speaker Lord Evans of Watford, who spoke about his experiences of beating cancer, ending with an amusing poem of thanks to the staff who helped him through the difficult time.
Speakers included Christopher Ogden (above), consultant uro-oncologist and pioneer of robotic surgery in the UK, and Dr Nick Plowman, consultant in radiotherapy and medical oncology. Ogden began his speech by advising readers to prioritise their mental health up until the age of 50 and thereafter to seek health screenings for cardiovascular disease and cancers of the prostate and colon.
Dr Plowman then shared fascinating news about recent innovations in cancer diagnosis and the wealth of treatment options available.
Tom Otley concluded this part of the evening with a fittingly travel-themed anecdote about racing from the airport to his recent Bupa health check, which we covered in our September issue.
Guests were then free to indulge in more food, drink and chat with their fellow travellers.
The next Business Traveller readers’ event is a fine-dining experience at Charlie’s at Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair on March 9. To register your interest and find out more about future events, visit businesstravellerevents.com