About this event

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

This part 1 of module 4 will delve into patient care from cradle to grave.

Explore the historical, socio-economic, and cultural influences in developing the speciality of paediatrics in the first lecture.

Learning objectives include:

  • Identify the importance of specialist hospitals in providing paediatric medicine and surgery
  • Assess the role of key individuals in developing this specialism
  • Evaluate the emotive factors in medicine and surgery in relation to infants and children

The second lecture will explore the socio-economic and cultural influences in developing the speciality of the care of the elderly.

Learning objectives include:

  • Discuss ways in which geriatric medicine has reverted to a more generalist approach when dealing with elderly patients suffering from multiple diseases
  • Assess the way in which society responds to geriatric medicine
  • Discuss the demands of an increasingly aged population and how the medical and healthcare profession should respond

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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Welcome and introduction

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

The history and development of paediatrics

Professor John Pearn, Professor Emeritus, School of Medicine, University of Queensland and Senior Paediatrician, Queensland Children's Hospital

Comfort break
The care of the elderly

Dr Michael Denham, Retired Geriatrician and Medical Historian

Close of meeting



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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Patient care from cradle to grave: Module 4 - part 2

The final session will help identify the factors which led to the development of public health and the types of issues that prevent global health from being fully achieved in the modern age.

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