About this event

  • Date and time Wed 3 May 2023 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by History of Medicine Society

Join us for Part 2 of the fourth and final module in our engaging webinar series. In this session, we'll explore the legal challenges that healthcare professionals encounter today and gain valuable insights into the views of the President of the History of Medicine Section.

During the session, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Discuss the complex relationship between medicine and the law, drawing on the perspectives of individual practitioners
  • Explore the historical approach to the law within the field of medicine

Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your understanding of the intersection between medicine and the law. Register now to secure your spot in the webinar!

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, Medical Historian, President Elect of the History Society, Royal Society of Medicine

Medicine and the law

Dr Michael Powers, Barrister, Leader of the Clinical Negligence Group, Clerksroom

Questions and answers
Comfort break
A physician’s view

Dr Christopher Gardner Thorpe, Consultant Neurologist, Exeter Hospital

Questions and answers
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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