About this event

  • Date and time Wed 11 Sep 2019 from 5:30pm to 10:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by General Practice with Primary Healthcare

The General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section would like to invite you to the Section annual dinner.

This year we have a celebrity speaker from the world of Sport, famous for his Grand National win on Aldaniti after undergoing in the same year treatment for testicular cancer. He is Bob Champion MBE, BBC Sports Personality of the Year, winner of the Helen Rollason award for his work in founding the Bob Champion Cancer Trust.

Bob will provide an interesting insight into his long association with assisting in the fight against cancer.

The dinner offers a delicious 3 course meal served in a graceful private dining room, drinks reception and ample networking opportunities.

If you would like to attend the dinner but not the 39th Primary care update event - please book your place on this webpage. If you would like to book both the event and dinner please click here.

This dinner takes place on the second day of the 39th Primary care update event. Attendees are welcome to bring guests but must pre-book.

The dress code is smart.


Key speakers

Bob Champion

Robert Champion MBE

MBE and an English former jump jockey who won the 1981 Grand National.

Speaker's biography

Robert Champion MBE is an English former jump jockey who won the 1981 Grand National on Aldaniti. At the height of his career as a jockey, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer in July 1979. He was treated with an orchidectomy and with the chemotherapeutic drugs bleomycin, vinblastine and cisplatin, and also had an exploratory operation to identify cancer in his lymph nodes.

His victory on Aldaniti was viewed by many as a great triumph, following his previous adversity. Their victory earned them that year's BBC Sports Personality of the Year Team Award and was chosen as one of the 100 Greatest Sporting Moments by Channel 4 viewers in 2002.

Champion was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in 1983 for his services to horse-racing.


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

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