About this section

The Medicine & Society Section’s purpose is to act as an open channel of communication between medical and other health professionals, as well as others concerned with issues relating to health and health service provision.

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 Robina Shah
Dr Nicola Stingelin-Giles
Honorary Treasurer

Upcoming events and webinars

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

There are no future events currently planned by this section

Prizes & awards

Open Section: Are guidelines the answer to good medical practice?

Submission deadline:

To be announced

Posters should ideally focus on the theme of the day: Primary care ethics. They may also deal with any issues within the field of primary care ethics. They may focus on clinical practice, on teaching and personal development, or on research (empirical or philosophical) within this field. Posters focusing on the main theme of the day are also particularly welcome and these need not necessarily be restricted to primary healthcare though they should have implications that transcend professional boundaries.

Poster abstracts should be no more than 500 words and should include the title of the poster, the names of presenting and other authors, and their professional role and affiliation. They do not have to follow the traditional format of introduction, method, results, conclusions, but should make clear the issue or issues which will be considered, the approach to be taken, and the conclusions drawn from its study.

The best poster presenter will be invited to give a short oral presentation 

Posters should be A0 in size, portrait in orientation and should be printed. Poster presenters must be available on the day and are asked to ensure that their posters are in place as early as possible - no later than 12.30pm.

Submission closed

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For professionals with a medical, dental or veterinary qualification recognised by GMC, GDC or RCVS.



For professionals working in the healthcare sector or with an interest in healthcare issues and do not qualify for a Fellow membership. 



For students studying medicine, dentistry or an undergraduate qualification in a healthcare-related subject, in the UK or overseas.