About this event

  • Date and time Tue 5 Nov 2019 from 12:30pm to 5:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Military Medicine

Join us in the afternoon before our Ceremony of Remembrance event as we cover amputees and rehabilitation of veterans. 

We'll discuss operative options and emerging prosthetic technologies for amputees. You can also expect to gain insight into the Royal Hospital Chelsea; a retirement home and nursing home for some 300 veterans of the British Army, as well as the MOD NHS transition team.

You can find the full agenda below.


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Gp Capt Craig Staniforth, Assistant Head Medical Operational Commitments, Defence Medical Services

A patient's perspective

Mr Dave Henson, Centre for Blast Injury Studies, Imperial College London

Emerging prosthetic technologies for amputees

Professor Alison McGregor, Professor, Musculoskeletal Biodynamics, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London

Operative options for amputees

Surg Lt Cdr Louise McMenemy, Centre for Blast Injury Studies, Imperial College London and Royal Navy

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
Royal Chelsea Pensioners

General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, Governor, Royal Hospital Chelsea

MOD NHS transition team

Mr Richard Swarbrick, National Lead Armed Forces and Families and MoD Health Transition, NHS Foundation Trust

Rehabilitation update

Col Alan Mistlin, Director Defence Rehabilitation, Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre

Panel discussion
Closing remarks

Gp Capt Craig Staninforth

Change into uniform for Ceremony of Remembrance
  • Serving officers and other ranks:
    - Royal Navy and Royal Air Force: No 1’s with medals
    - Army: No 2’s with medals
  • Civilians: Lounge suit


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