About this event

  • Date and time Wed 11 Oct 2023 from 5:30pm to 11 Oct 2023 at 11:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by History of Medicine Society

Join us for this informative meeting to compare and contrast the most recent research on human anatomy and gain a deeper understanding of its continued role in medical history and current medical education.

The two speakers are both international experts in their respective field of anatomy in the history of medicine. Professor Nutton will begin the evening describing his recent discoveries relating to the Renaissance anatomist Andreas Vesalius. Cat Irving is one of the most eminent conservators of human remains and will be discussing how this area of medical education developed over time.

By attending, you will:

  • Understand the current research and revision of the work of Andreas Vesalius 
  • Learn how present anatomists communicate their work to the medical profession

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View the programme 11 October 2023

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Hilary Morris, President, History of Medicine Society, Royal Society of Medicine

Vesalius, Basle and the Fabrica: new insights

Professor Vivian Nutton, Emeritus Professor of the History of Medicine, University College London

The anatomist’s arsenal: Elaborate models and preserved body parts in the quest for anatomical understanding

Dr Cat Irving, Human Remains Conservator at Surgeons' Hall, Edinburgh 

Panel discussion
Close of meeting
Optional dinner

Pre-registered delegates only


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on Tuesday 10 October 2023.  Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time

If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenter’s and RSM’s discretion.

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

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