About this event

  • Date and time Wed 12 Jan 2022 from 5:00pm to 6:55pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by History of Medicine Society

Join this second part of a 2-part module to look into the emergence of neurology and defining moments in the evolution of cardiology.

This first lecture will explore the emergence of the specialty of neurology in response to specific events and individual contributions.

Learning objectives include:

  • identify the way in which a medical speciality emerges with the context of the history of medicine
  • Analyse key events and individuals which influence the emergence of specialisation
  • Explore whether specialisation is of benefit or potential harm to patients

This second lecture will explore the emergence of cardiology in response to specific events and individual contributions.

Learning objectives include:

  • Analyse the emotive anatomy associated with the human heart
  • Discuss whether specialisation leads to a greater understanding of diseases or to improved medical proficiency
  • Assess the growing importance of teams in the development of medicine and surgery in relation to cardiology

To book your place for Part 1, click here

The RSM History of Medicine Society presents a series of 2-part modules on The emergence of medicine and health care up to the present-day. This new venture on its first year is an innovative approach to present and promote the history of medicine, and appreciate and enhance the value of medical history to clinical practice from a range of different perspectives.

These lectures are aimed at a wide audience of medical practitioners, healthcare professionals, historians, and students. Our expert speakers will delve into the historical development of various specialties, including surgery, medicine, pathology or imaging, and the clinical disciplines of anaesthesia and intensive care. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a real sense of medical history and explore how medicine has developed encouraging participants to study medical history in more detail.

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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Key speakers

Dr William Parker

Dr William Parker

British Heart Foundation Clinical Training Fellow, Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease, University of Sheffield

Speaker's biography

Dr William Parker MA PhD DHMSA MRCS MRCP is British Heart Foundation clinical training research fellow in cardiology at the University of Sheffield and honorary registrar in cardiology at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He qualified in medicine from Magdalene College, Cambridge in 2011.

Alongside an academic interest in the clinical pharmacology of coronary thrombosis, he has developed a growing second specialism in the history of medicine, focusing on the history of cardiology and cardiac surgery. Completing the diploma of history of medicine of the Society of Apothecaries in 2019, including a dissertation on the history of cardiac surgery in Sheffield, he was awarded both the Maccabaean Prize and Osler Lectureship. He now fulfils leadership roles within the field, including member of the executive committee, faculty of the history and philosophy of medicine and pharmacy, Society of Apothecaries; member of the Archive Committee, British Cardiovascular Society; and guest editor for 2022 of the British Society for the History of Medicine’s journal ‘Topics in the History of Medicine’.

Dr Bridget MacDonald

Dr Bridget MacDonald

Consultant Neurologist, Croydon University Hospital and St George's Hospital, London, Immediate Past President, Clinical Neurosciences Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Treasurer of the Association of Medical Humanities

Speaker's biography

Dr Bridget MacDonald is a consultant neurologist and supervises postgraduate medical education working between Croydon University and St George's Hospitals in South West London. Her specialist interests are epilepsy, mental health in neurology patients, neuro-oncology, the care of intellectually and multiply disabled adults. She also has an interest in medical humanities and ethics and is treasurer of the Association of Medical Humanities.

Agenda

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Welcome and introduction

Dr Christopher Gardner-Thorpe, Consultant Neurologist, Examiner and Lecturer, Society of Apothecaries, President Elect, History of Medicine Society, Royal Society of Medicine

The emergence of neurology

Dr Bridget MacDonald, Consultant Neurologist, Croydon University Hospital and St George's Hospital, London, Immediate Past President, Clinical Neurosciences Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Treasurer of the Association of Medical Humanities

Discussion
Comfort break
From De Motu Cordis to the defibrillator - Defining moments in the evolution of cardiology

Dr William Parker, British Heart Foundation Clinical Training Fellow, Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease, University of Sheffield

Discussion
End of webinar

Location

Online

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times  

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

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