About this event

  • Date and time Fri 1 Nov 2019 from 9:15am to 12:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Laryngology and Rhinology

This year's Semon's lecture, entitled 'From Felix to the Helix, and from the Cradle to the Grave – Semon’s contribution to Thyroid Surgery', will be given by the prestigious Mr John Watkinson, Honorary Paediatric ENT, Head and Neck and Thyroid Surgeon at l Great Ormond Street Hospital.

In his Presidential Address, Professor Tim Woolford will explain the importance of surgical training, not only for trainees but also for the trainer. He will give a lively and personal reflection of his career as a sub-specialist facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and explain why being a surgical teacher has improved the quality of his patient care and surgical outcomes. He will also describe key lessons learned from performing several hundred facial plastic and reconstructive surgery cases.

This event is free for all RSM members.

On the same day, in the afternoon, there will be the Joseph Toynbee memorial lecture and Presidential address from the Otology Section, also free for members - click here to view. Join us for both events.

For a full history of the Semon Lectures from 1913 to the present day, click here.

Tickets

Standard rates pricing available until 31 October 2019.

Member

RSM Fellow RSM Trainee
£0.00 £0.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP Trainee
£70.00 £30.00

Key speakers

Professor Tim Woolford

Professor Tim Woolford

Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon, Manchester Royal Infirmary; Honorary Clinical Professor, Edge Hill University

Speaker's biography

Tim Woolford is a Consultant ENT Surgeon at the Manchester Royal Infirmary and an Honorary Clinical Professor at Edge Hill University where he leads an MCh in Rhinology & Facial Plastic Surgery.

His surgical practice is almost entirely dedicated to nasal plastic & reconstructive surgery. He writes and teaches widely on the subject in the UK and overseas.

Tim is Associate Editor of the JLO, past President of FPS UK and President Elect of the Royal Society of Medicine Section of Laryngology and Rhinology.

Mr John Watkinson

Mr John Watkinson

Honorary Paediatric ENT/Head and Neck and Thyroid Surgeon,l Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Speaker's biography

John Watkinson is a General ENT Surgeon who has considerable experience in treating a wide range of Ear, Nose & Throat conditions. He has a special interest in Head & Neck and Thyroid and Parathyroid surgery (including minimally invasive techniques). 
He qualified from the Royal Free Hospital, University of London in 1979, and trained in ENT, Head and Neck and Plastic Surgery at Guys Hospital and The Royal Marsden. He has Fellowships in General Surgery and Otolaryngology together with an MSc in Nuclear Medicine and MS in Surgery. He is an elected member (by thesis) of the American Triological Society, as well as the American Head & Neck Society. He held visiting professorships at both Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, and Duke in Carolina, USA before completing his training with a further Plastics Fellowship at Canniesburn Hospital, Glasgow

He was a Consultant Head and Neck and Thyroid surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University of Birmingham NHS Trust (1992 – 2017), and recently Consultant Thyroid Surgeon at The Royal Marsden Hospital, Chelsea, London (2016 – 2017). He is currently Honorary Paediatric Head and Neck and Thyroid Surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), Locum Surgeon at Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust as well as being an Anatomy Lecturer at UCL London. He has a private practice at The Cromwell Hospital (where he is Business Director of the Endocrine MDT), and the Priory Hospital in Edgbaston, Birmingham.
John Watkinson qualified from the Royal Free Hospital (UCL) and trained in ENT, Head & Neck and Plastic Surgery at Guys and the Royal Marsden. He has Fellowships in General Surgery and Otolaryngology, a MSc in Nuclear Medicine and a MS in Surgery. From 1992-2017 he was a Consultant Head and Neck and Thyroid surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham where he had a large clinical and research thyroid practice. He also worked at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Chelsea, London (2016-2017). He has helped orchestrate or supervise over 40 Higher Degrees, and in 1998 was Hospital Surgical Doctor of the Year. He has been involved in National Guidelines, and organised the Birmingham Head and Neck course (1997-2006).

Agenda

View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction
Semon lecture: From Felix to the Helix, and from the Cradle to the Grave – Semon’s contribution to Thyroid Surgery

Mr John Watkinson, Honorary Paediatric ENT/Head and Neck and Thyroid Surgeon,l Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Question and answer session
Tea and coffee break
Presidential address: A career in rhinology & facial plastic surgery: Learning through teaching

Professor Tim Woolford, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Manchester Royal Infirmary

Question and answer session
Closing remarks
Close of session

Location

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