Please note, the Annual General Meeting taking place from 5:30pm to 5:45pm is for Section members only. Two separate Zoom links will be provided via email to members who would like to attend both the AGM and the webinar.
This webinar will shed light on two inter-related talks, vomiting and the development of anti-emetic drugs. Join us to develop your knowledge of the mechanisms of vomiting, learn the history of the scientific discovery and development of anti-emetic agents, and understand the clinical use and impact of these drugs.
For the webinar, we will be joined by internationally renowned medical researchers, Professor Gareth Sanger, professor of neuropharmacology and Professor Paul Andrews, emeritus professor of comparative physiology. During their sessions, they will uniquely contextualise their own scientific contributions into a broader history of medical research.
The discussions will look to emphasise the importance of considering present knowledge and practice within a broader historical framework, and underline that the past informs the present and the future.
During this session, participants can expect to:
- Understand the historical significance of vomiting as a sign and symptom of disease processes
- Know and understand how knowledge of the mechanisms of vomiting were discovered and led to the development of therapeutic strategies
- Know some of the key developments of anti-emetic drugs
- Considering anti-emetics as a case-study, appreciate the variety of interactions and collaborations between medical scientists, clinicians, pharmaceutical companies, regulatory authorities and patients involved in drug discovery
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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