About this event

  • Date and time Wed 1 Feb 2023 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by History of Medicine Society

This is Part 1 of the two-part module The cutting edge, the third module of the new webinar series by the History of Medicine Society running from October 2022 until May 2023.

Join us for the first part of the module to learn about the history of endocrinology and the challenges it is meeting today. It will also discuss the way trauma surgery has developed over the centuries and the role that it plays today.

Participants will be able to:

  • Chart the development of endocrinology as a distinct specialism 
  • Discuss endocrinology’s place within the wider field of healthcare and the challenges it meets today 
  • Convey the importance of endocrinology in today’s medical field 
  • Chart the development of trauma surgery 
  • Discuss factors which have facilitated trauma surgery and the role it plays today 
  • Acknowledge trauma surgery’s role within medical history

The second part of this module will discuss how surgery has benefitted from science and technology and will acknowledge the immense importance of health and safety and how it has developed to date. Book your place for Part 2 by clicking here.

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Each session is led by a renowned expert who will discuss key developments within their respective specialism in ways which promote both an innovative appreciation of medical history as well as encourage future scholarship. There are two lectures of 40 minutes which will continue to be delivered online. However, participants are again encouraged to engage fully with each speaker through an interactive question and answer facility.

This season will aim at expanding the discussion relating to what we mean by medical history by moving away from its more traditional model in order to appreciate its continued relevance within both a formal and informal setting. Please note that whilst the programme is designed to be complementary to previous sessions, earlier attendance is not a prerequisite for participation. International audiences continue to be warmly welcomed.

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered event participants 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 Hilary Morris

The history of endocrinology

Dr Peter Hammond, Consultant Endocrinologist

Comfort break
The emergence of trauma surgery

Dr Bryan Rhodes, Orthopaedic surgeon

Close of meeting




Registration for this event will close 1 hour prior to start time. Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time.

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.

We are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. This is at the presenter and the RSM’s discretion.

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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