About this event

  • Date and time Thu 6 Dec 2018 from 10:00am to 4:20pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Retired Fellows Society

This one-day symposium, held annually, will provide a series of brief reviews of clinical topics in which there have been recent advances either in pathogenesis, investigation or treatment, given by speakers who are authorities in their fields. Among the subjects to be addressed this year are falls in the elderly, advances in the understanding of neuropathic pain, surgical cures of morbid obesity, diabetes, primary care in deprived communities and we are excited to welcome Professor Mark Caulfield who will be speaking on the Human Genome Project.

The meeting is designed to deliver broad, accessible and stimulating updates on topics of key clinical importance and current interest, of direct relevance to physicians, surgeons, GPs and others involved in healthcare.


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr James Carne, Chairman, Retired Fellows Society, Royal Society of Medicine

Session One

Professor Robin Williamson, Past President, Royal Society of Medicine

Falls in the elderly: A preventable cause of death

Dr Julie Whitney, Lead for the National Audit of Inpatient Falls, Royal College of Physicians

How to cure arthritis

Professor John Axford, Consultant Adult and Paediatric Rheumatologist, Parkside Hospital and London Rheumatology Clinic

The surgical cure of morbid obesity

Professor David Kerrigan, Consultant Bariatric Surgeon, Phoenix Health


Session Two

Dr David Murfin, Honorary Secretary, Retired Fellows Society, Royal Society of Medicine

Primary care in deprived communities

Professor Graham Watt, Professor of General Practice, University of Glasgow

Diabetes – research highlights

Dr Victoria Salem, Senior Clinical Fellow, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Tea and coffee break

Session Three

Ms Kaji Sritharan, Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust

Ovarian cancer: Novel therapies

Mr John Butler, Consultant Gynaecologist, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

The Human Genome Project: How close are we to delivering personalised medical care?

Professor Mark Caulfield, Chief Scientist, Genomics England and Senior Investigator, National Institute for Health Research

Close of meeting


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