About this event

  • Date and time Wed 7 Nov 2018 from 9:30am to 5:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Military Medicine

Join us as we consider the history of Military Medicine and lessons identified over the years.

We'll review the developments and benefits of medicine both from a physical and mental perspective, and consider how military medicine and welfare support could be developed for the next generation.

Key speakers

Dr Richard Pusey TD FRCS

Medical Historian

Dr Emily Mayhew

Imperial Lead, Paediatric Blast Injury Partnership (CBIS) and Historian in Residence, Imperial College London


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In celebration of the RSM’s relationship with the act of remembrance – 10th anniversary

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Lt Col Ian Gurney, President, Royal Society of Medicine Military Council

Development of medicine through the Great War

Dr Richard Pusey TD FRCS

The impact of Infection prevention and control – Crimea to present day

Wg Cdr Robert Lindfield, Consultant Public Health Lindfield

Tea and coffee break
The effects of Mental Health through the Great War to the present day

Professor Sir Simon Wessely, President, Royal Society of Medicine

Development and delivery of modern anaesthetics

Captain (RN-Retd) Andrew Burgess, Consultant Anaesthetist

Direct Skeletal Fixation: Battlefield to Bionic Man

Surg Lt Cdr Louise McMenemy, SpR Trauma and Orthopaedics Surgeon

Panel discussion

Annual General Meeting from 1.00pm (Section members only) followed by lunch

Surgical readiness for future armed conflicts and terror attacks

Dr Laura Maitland, GP Trainee

Long term effects of trauma amputations

Shruti Turner and Sarah Dixon Smith, Centre for Blast Injury Studies, Imperial College London

Tea and coffee break
Guinea pig club – development of plastic surgery

Dr Emily Mayhew, Imperial Lead, Paediatric Blast Injury Partnership (CBIS) and Historian in Residence, Imperial College London

Children in displaced persons camps, then and now

Mr Jake Mossom, Imperial College London

Veterans trauma network initiative

Shehan Hettiaratchy, NHS England

Panel discussion
Conclusion – summary of the day
Remembrance parade


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