About this event

  • Date and time Wed 13 Mar 2024 from 5:30pm to 13 Mar 2024 at 10:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by History of Medicine Society

Join us for this fantastic event focused on the evolving landscape of medical specialisms and how they have adapted to meet the ever-changing needs of the medical profession and society throughout history.

We have two world-class speakers attending this event. Dr Peter Hammond is a consultant physician specialising in endocrinology. His work on diabetes, osteoporosis, and as the lead in the Gender Identity Services in Leeds, has led to national and international recognition and his commitment to medical education across North Yorkshire. He has written extensively on clinical issues and is increasingly developing his interest in medical history with his research on the earlier work of physicians in this area and their achievements.

Dr Emily Mayhew is a military medical historian specialising in the study of severe casualty, its infliction, treatment, and long-term outcomes in 20th and 21st century warfare. She is a historian in residence in the Department of Bioengineering, working primarily with the Centre for Injury Studies researchers and staff. She is also a Trustee of the Advance Study Charity Board. The Advance Study is the world's leading research investigation into the long-term outcomes of battlefield injury. Dr Mayhew is part of the team that put together the Paediatric Blast Injury Field Manual and the Centre for Paediatric Blast Injury Research, which opened in March 2023. She has written extensively on complex wound trauma in contemporary warfare in the Wounded trilogy and in The Four Horsemen: the Fight against War, Pestilence, Famine and Death.

By attending, you will:

  • Know about the ongoing developments of endocrinology in response to the requirements of society
  • Be able to recognize the importance of military medical historians in interpreting the ongoing events of the battlefield

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Standard pricing available until 12 March 2024.


RSM Member
Day 1
£55.00 Dinner
£25.00 Meeting

Non - Member

Non - Member
Day 1
£55.00 Dinner
£44.00 Meeting


13 March 2024

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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Chair: Dr Hilary Morris, President, History of Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

The evolving history of endocrinology and its role in present healthcare

Dr Peter Hammond, Consultant Endocrinologist, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust 

Charting and interpretating the challenges of battlefield medicine and surgery

Dr Emily Mayhew, Military Medical Historian, Historian in Residence, Imperial College London 

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 12 March 2024.  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.