About this event

  • Date and time Fri 16 Oct 2020 from 9:00am to 4:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Urology, British Association of Urological Nurses, The Urology Foundation, British Association of Urological Surgeons

This meeting marks the 100th anniversary of the RSM Section of Urology, 75th anniversary of the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) and 25th anniversary of The Urological Foundation (TUF).

High profile speakers and experts will be reflecting on the past to enable an efficient guide for the future of urology. As well as interviews with past opinion leaders who shaped modern approaches to urological disease.

The safe introduction of innovation will be referenced along with a state of the art view of surgical robotics, and how they may change surgical practice.

Expert insights into the future of medicine to include:

  • Personalised care from Professor Sir John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine, Oxford
  • The future of healthcare delivery from Jennifer Dixon, CEO of the Health Foundation
  • The potential impact of 'Big Data'.

During the meeting, participants will:

  • Learn about the history of various organisations which have shaped British Urology over the past 100 years, and how the specialty has changed
  • Understand some of the historic challenges faced when new treatments were developed
  • Learn, from examples, how to introduce new technologies safely
  • Hear from experts about some of the likely challenges and opportunities we will face over the next 25 years

Key speakers

Professor Sir John Bell

Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford University

Speaker's biography

Professor Bell has shared responsibility with the Head of Division for recruitment to senior academic positions at the University of Oxford. He also leads the development of the Division’s research strategies, and plays a major role in external relations, including those with major research funding agencies, charities and industry. 

Dr Jennifer Dixon

Chief Executive, The Health Foundation 

Speaker's biography

Dr Dixon was Chief Executive of the Nuffield Trust from 2008 to 2013. Prior to this, she was Director of Policy at The King’s Fund and was the policy advisor to the Chief Executive of the National Health Service between 1998 and 2000. Jennifer has undertaken research and written widely on healthcare reform both in the UK and internationally.


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

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