About this event

  • Date and time Wed 17 Feb 2021 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by History of Medicine Society

This meeting will provide new insights into the recent creation of a clinical neurological specialty and the development of new treatment options for migraine. 

Learning objectives include:

  •  To know the recent history of discoveries about the functioning of the autonomic nervous system in health and disease
  • To understand the factors involved in the development of a clinical specialty, with clinical autonomic neuroscience as the exemplar  
  • To understand the relationships between clinical and laboratory research with reference to diagnosis of and therapies for migraine in the recent past  
  • To learn about the development of specific therapeutic strategies for migraine, especially calcitonin gene related protein  

The History of Medicine Society was founded in 1912 by Sir William Osler, its first President. These talks continue to reveal the importance of learning from the lessons of the past to apply to the present and future. The Society reaches out, inter alia, to clinicians of every specialty (including students), medical scientists, health care professionals, and other interested professionals and members of the general public (e.g. journalists and teachers).

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Standard pricing available until 16 February 2021.


RSM Member
Day 1
£25.00 Meeting
£48.00 Optional dinner

Non - Member

Non - Member
Day 1
£44.00 Meeting
£48.00 Optional dinner
Day 1
£44.00 Meeting
£48.00 Optional dinner

Key speakers

Professor Christopher Mathias

Emeritus Professor of Neurovascular Medicine, Queen Square Institute of Neurology, University College London

   Dr Mark Weatherall

Consultant Neurologist, Stoke Mandeville Hospital


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Registration, tea and coffee
Introduction by the President

Professor Tilli Tansey, President, History of Medicine Society, Royal Society of Medicine

The autonomic nervous system and the creation of a medical specialty

Professor Christopher Mathias, Emeritus Professor of Neurovascular Medicine,  Queen Square Institute of Neurology, University College London 

Migraine: From bedside to bench, and back again

Dr Mark Weatherall, Consultant Neurologist, Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Panel discussion
Close of meeting

For those who have pre-booked


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