About this event

  • Date and time Thu 5 Dec 2019 from 10:00am to 4:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Retired Fellows Society

Join the Retired Fellows Society as we cover diverse subjects of clinical interest with a particular focus on recent advances in pathogenesis, investigation, and treatment. 

The objective is for participants to gain an insight into: 

  • Acute inflammation in relation to cardiac disease 
  • The potential complications of GORD (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease) and the success of surgical operations in preventing them 
  • New management techniques in controlling the scourge of sepsis 
  • Diagnosis and treatment of common causes of deafness and tinnitus 
  • The causes, medical treatment and potential role of the neurosurgeon in the management of patients with epilepsy 

The final session will concentrate on safety in medicine including the role of the GMC in dealing with the complex issues of unexpected medical death. 




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Registration, tea and coffee

Dr Richard Lansdown, Chairman, Retired Fellows Society, Royal Society of Medicine

Session one

Chair: Professor Robin Williamson, Past Dean and President, Royal Society of Medicine


Sensorineural deafness and tinnitus

Professor Shakeel Saeed, Professor of Otology and Neuro-otology, University College London Ear Institute, Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat and Skullbase Surgeon, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Honorary Consultant, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, King’s College Hospital

Gastro-oesophageal reflux and its complications

Mr Nicholas Maynard, Consultant Surgeon, Oxford

Treatment of epilepsy

Professor Matthew Walker, Professor of Neurology, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Session two

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

Genetics of coronary artery disease – clinical implications

Professor Sir Nilesh Samani, Medical Director, British Heart Foundation and Professor, University of Leicester 

Management of sepsis

Professor Anthony Gordon, Anaesthesia and Critical Care, NIHR Research Professor, Imperial College London

Tea and coffee break

Session three: Aspects of safety in modern medicine

Dr Fiona Moss, Dean, Royal Society of Medicine

Lessons from some recent cases: accountability and the law

Mr James Laddie QC, Barrister, Matrix Chambers, London

Moving on from blame

Dr Jenny Vaughan, Consultant neurologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS trust, Medical Law Campaigner  

Close of meeting


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