About this section

The Military Medicine Section aims to promote and publicise the diverse work of the Defence Medical Services to all serving personnel (past and present) and to the wider medical community.

Upcoming events

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Operational and Clinical Implications

At this free two day event, the Science and Technology Organisation from NATO and the RSM Military Medicine section will bring together an international faculty of experts to give an update on the diagnosis and management of mild traumatic brain injury.

  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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The Pugh Society - Coping with the Cold

Top specialists who have been in expeditions to extreme environments such as Antarctica and Dhaliguri will explore all areas of wilderness medicine within Defence and provide an update into the latest evidence-based practice with a focus in extreme cold scenarios.

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


Military Medicine Section: Colt Foundation Research Prize


  • First prize: £200
  • Second prize: Five x £100 prizes

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

Medical officers in any training grade in general practice, occupational medicine, public health or hospital-based specialties.

Application guidelines

Submit a 250-word abstract on a research or audit project (including those used in GP training programmes). The abstract should reflect the principal sections of a proposed presentation i.e. background, hypothesis, materials and methods, results and discussion.

Please identify the author(s), unit or affiliation and the title of the presentation in the abstract.

Authors of the top six abstracts shortlisted will be required to present their work at a military medicine meeting. The authors of the next six abstracts selected (7-12 in the merit order), will be required to attend and present a five-slide presentation poster of their work on the day.

Please note applications will only be accepted if sent to the email address. Any applications sent to the RSM will not be considered or passed on to the Selection panel.

Submission closed

Military Medicine: Defence GP Update Course Poster Prize


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Submission deadline

Friday 7 May 2021

Open to

General Practitioners and General Practitioner trainees

Application guidelines

Submit a poster presentation; showcase your excellent quality improvement initiatives or research projects to share best practice throughout the defence medical community. The submission can include diagrams and pictures. The poster should be submitted as a single page MS Word or PowerPoint document, either single or double-column format.

Poster design templates can be requested from PS.GP@rcdm.bham.ac.uk.

Your posters will be displayed during the GP Update conference, the best will receive a prize.

Apply here

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.


Colonel Julian Woodhouse