About this section

Comparative medicine is a distinct discipline of experimental medicine that uses animal models of human and animal disease in translational and biomedical research. The purpose of this Section is to advance human and animal health through research, education and training.


Dr David Danson, President Elect of the Comparative Medicine Section is chairing the upcoming Humanimal Trust Inaugural One Medicine Day Virtual Symposium 2021 on Thursday 6 May 2021. Please click here to find out more.

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.

Interested in joining the Section Council?

Section Councils play a pivotal role at the RSM and we are always looking for members who would like to get involved. If you would like to apply, please complete our application form and a Council representative will be in touch.

Complete the application form

Dr David Danson
Ms Louise Clark
Honorary Secretary
Dr Neil Craven
Honorary Treasurer

Upcoming comparative medicine events and webinars

View all events and webinars being run by the Comparative Medicine Section.

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