The four horsemen

Date

Tuesday 28 October 2014

Day

Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
LONDON
W1G 0AE
Organised by

Pathology Section

Accreditation

6 CPD points

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about this event

Online registrations for this meeting have now closed. Places for this meeting are still available and can be booked onsite during the registration period from 8.30am on Tuesday 28 October 2014.

This one day meeting, presented by the Pathology Section, is inspired by The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse, as detailed in the last book of the New Testament. The meeting will comprise of four key sessions, each having a topical twist on the representations of the horsemen. This meeting will appeal to all healthcare professionals as well as the general public.

Death, War, Pestilence and Famine will examine the roles of coroners and the pathology laboratory, a century of pathological activities within military services, global pandemics and the impact of famine on human health.

Addressed by experts within their fields, this meeting offers those attending a chance to hear presentations focusing on an exciting range of medical topics which will bring together current and historical perspectives on death, war, pestilence and famine - from the battlefield to the laboratory.

 

 

 

 

agenda

8.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

DEATH

Professor Richard Parish, Professor of Health Development, University of Chester and Board Member, Public Health England

8.55 am

Opening remarks

Mr David Spratt, President, Pathology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

9.00 am

Coroners and the pathology laboratory

HM Coroner Andrew Walker, Northern District of Greater London

9.45 am

The management of mass fatalities and the establishment of emergency mortuaries

Ms Alison Anderson, Emergency and Preparedness Lead, Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

10.30 am

Tea and coffee break

WAR

Professor Richard Parish, Professor of Health Development, University of Chester and Board Member, Public Health England

11.00 am

The white horse – 100 years of pathology on the battlefield

Group Captain Andy Green, Consultant in Clinical Microbiology, Ministry of Defence

11.45 am

Good blood in bad places

Dr Heidi Doughty, Consultant in Transfusion Medicine, NHSBT

12.30 pm

Lunch and networking break

PESTILENCE

Professor Richard Parish, Professor of Health Development, University of Chester and Board Member, Public Health England

1.30 pm

A maelstrom of disease: Pandemics and global integration in the nineteenth century

Professor Mark Harrison, Oxford University

2.15 pm

Pandemics in our highly connected world

Professor Sir Roy Anderson, Imperial College

3.00 pm

Tea and coffee break

FAMINE

Professor Richard Parish, Professor of Health Development, University of Chester and Board Member, Public Health England

3.15 pm

History of global famine

Professor Cormac O'Grada, Professor of Economics, University College Dublin

4.00 pm

‘A grain in the balance will determine which individual will live and which will die ...': Echoes of famine in human physiology and modern diseases

Professor Andrew Prentice, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

4.45 pm

Closing remarks

Mr David Spratt, President, Pathology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

4.50 pm

Completion of evaluation forms

5.00 pm

Close of meeting

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  • Online registrations for this meeting are now closed. Registrations are accepted on the day, lunch is not guaranteed.
  • RSM member rates from £35
  • Non member rates from £40

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organiser's details

For information on this event, contact Sarachana SandhuTel: 0207290 2982 Fax: 02072902989 Email: pathology@rsm.ac.uk arrow