Medicine and me: Life after facial injury


Monday 22 January 2018

Half Day

Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

Medicine and Me , Saving Faces


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about this event

Online registration is now closed. Places are still available, so if you would like to attend you can register on the day. 


The audience at this meeting will comprise of those living with facial deformity, their families, carers and advocates, representing about 70% of those present; and clinicians and researchers representing no more than 30%. Clinicians will include doctors, specialist nurses and others involved in the treatment and care of those who have this condition.



The Medicine and Me meetings aim to provide an outline of current best practice and future updates on important conditions, giving a direct voice to patients and their carers and enabling them to discuss their concerns and reflections on the impact of diagnosis, investigation and management. Physicians, surgeons and indeed all healthcare professionals continue to learn from and be inspired to greater efforts to improve care by hearing directly from patients.

early bird price

Patients, their carers and family members attend for free. Medical students and trainee doctors/trainee healthcare professionals can also attend Medicine and me meetings for free.

RSM member rates: £15 - £45

Non member rates: £25 - £75

* Following registration you will be contacted appropriately by email with your booking confirmation, feedback survey and attendance certificate. For full details of the RSM privacy policy, click here

*Programme is subject to change


12.30 pm

Registration, tea and coffee

12.55 pm

Welcome address

Mrs Helen Gordon, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Society of Medicine

Session one: Domestic violence

Professor Lord Ian McColl of Dulwich CBE

1.00 pm

Functional impact and current treatments

Professor Simon Holmes, Professor of Craniofacial Trauma, Barts Health NHS Trust

1.20 pm

Domestic violence: Patient perspective

1.40 pm

Domestic violence: Expert talk

Jane Keeper, Director of Operations, Refuge

2.00 pm

Domestic violence: Prevention

Professor Iain Hutchison, Director, The National Facial and Oral Research Centre and CEO, Saving Faces - The Facial Surgery Research Foundation

2.10 pm

Questions and answers

Session two: Trauma

Professor Lord Ian McColl of Dulwich CBE

2.20 pm

Trauma: Patient perspective

2.35 pm

Trauma: Expert talk

Mr Douglas Hammond, Senior Lecturer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Central Lancashire

2.55 pm

Trauma: Prevention

Professor Iain Hutchison

3.10 pm

Questions and answers

3.20 pm

Tea and coffee break

Session three: Gangs and violence

Professor Lord Ian McColl of Dulwich CBE

3.40 pm

Gangs and violence: Patient perspective

3.55 pm

Gangs and violence: Expert talk

Mr Robert Bentley, Clinical Director for Major Trauma, King's College Hospital

4.15 pm

Gang and Street Violence Prevention: Innovations and the future

Mr Martin Griffiths, Lead for Trauma Surgery, The Royal London Hospital and Violence Reduction Lead, North East London and Essex Trauma Network

4.50 pm


5.25 pm

Closing remarks

Miss Kaji Sritharan, Associate Dean, Royal Society of Medicine

5.30 pm

Completion of evaluation form and close of meeting

register for this event

  • Online registration is now closed
  • Places are still available, so if you would like to attend you can register on the day
  • Patients, carers and family members, as well as medical students/trainees can register for free


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organiser's details

For information on this event, contact Karina ZorlakkisTel: 020 7290 3846 Email: arrow