The secret heart of medical research
Posted: 22nd May 2020
You might know 41 Portland Place for our stylish photo shoots, famous parties, or breath-taking events.
But did you know that profits from 41 Portland Place are actually used to support medical research?
41 Portland Place is owned by the Academy of Medical Sciences, who use the venue profits to help fund their work.
The Academy supports thousands of biomedical and health researchers through grants and career advice, and their policy work guides governments around the world.
But this wouldn’t be possible without independent funding, including from 41 Portland Place’s fab product launches, showcase conferences, stunning weddings, private soirees and more!
Thanks to 41 Portland Place, the Academy of Medical Sciences has the financial freedom to work on the most important policy questions right now. Back in February, they released guidance on how to prepare for pandemics, and they’re now linking up key research on how coronavirus behaves in the body and the mental health effects of lockdown.
Our funding also helps the Academy of Medical Sciences look to the long-term future, like how to remodel the NHS and help care for elderly patients:
“The Academy has done a huge amount of work to raise the profile of the millions of patients living with multiple long term conditions. The Academy’s report has galvanised policy-makers, funders and researchers to ask, “What can be done to better serve these patients and their families?”
Professor Chris Whitty, member of the Academy of Medical Sciences and England’s Chief Medical Officer
What’s more, it’s you – our wonderful clients – who allow the Academy of Medical Sciences to help fantastic scientists at their most difficult career moments:
“It was only with the help of my Academy mentor that I realised I could balance my research and clinical duties with patients while also supporting my family. Every day in the laboratory I am thankful for this.”
Dr Helena Lee, Academy of Medical Sciences grant holder and mentee
So in a few months, by the end of the year, or whenever you’re ready to start thinking about coming back together – think of 41 Portland Place as your top location. We’re prepped and ready to help you get planning for 2021 and beyond!
By choosing 41 Portland Place, you’re not only choosing an award-winning team at one of central London’s most beautiful private townhouses.
You’re also supporting the secret heart of medical research, with your events in turn helping the Academy of Medical Sciences improve health for everyone.