2017 Recent advances in medicine and surgery


Thursday 7 December 2017


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
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Retired Fellows Society


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about this event

This one-day symposium, held annually, aims to provide a series of brief reviews of clinical topics in which there have been recent advances either in pathogenesis, investigation or treatment, given by speakers who are authorities in their fields. Among the subjects to be addressed this year are age-related macular degenerations, atrial fibrillation, bone marrow transplants, an overview of what is happening to general practise, and post-traumatic stress disorder given by the new RSM President Professor Sir Simon Wessely

The meeting is designed to deliver broad, accessible and stimulating updates on topics of key clinical importance and current interest, of direct relevance to physicians, surgeons, GPs and others involved in healthcare.

This is a highly popular event, book early to avoid disappointment.

Keynote speaker

The RFS are pleased to welcome the new RSM President Professor Sir Simon Wessely, who will be speaking on post-traumatic stress disorder


RSM member rates start at £30 - £80
Non member rates start at £35 - £100

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9.45 am

Registration, tea and coffee

10.30 am

Welcome and introduction

Miss Kaji Sritharan, Associate Dean, Royal Society of Medicine

Session one

Dr James Carne, Chairman, Retired Fellows Society, Royal Society of Medicine

10.40 am

Age-related macular degeneration

Professor Sobha Sivaprasad, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital

11.05 am

Questions and answers

11.15 am

Atrial fibrillation: When to anticoagulate and when to ablate

Professor Pier Lambiase, Professor of Cardiology, University College London and St Bartholomew’s Hospital

11.40 am

Questions and answers

11.50 am

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Professor Sir Simon Wessely, President, Royal Society of Medicine

12.15 pm

Questions and answers

12.25 pm


Session two

Dr David Murfin, Honorary Secretary, Retired Fellows Society, Royal Society of Medicine

1.15 pm

Presentation of the RFS Chairman's prize: So you want to be a doctor?

1.25 pm

Bone marrow transplantation

Dr Richard Kaczmarski, Consultant Haematologist, Hillingdon Hospital

1.50 pm

Questions and answers

2.00 pm

What is happening to general practice?

Professor Roger Jones, Emeritus Professor of General Practice, King's College London

2.25 pm

Questions and answers

Session three

Professor Robin Williamson, President Emeritus, Royal Society of Medicine

2.35 pm

Advances in renal and pancreatic transplantation

Professor Nizam Mamode, Consultant Transplant Surgeon, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

3.00 pm

Questions and answers

3.10 pm

Tea and coffee break

3.40 pm

The microbiome and health

Professor Tim Spector, Professor of Genetics, King’s College Hospital

4.05 pm

Questions and answers

4.15 pm

Close of meeting

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For information on this event, contact Aaliyah ArcherTel: 02072903919 Email: rfs@rsm.ac.uk arrow