Keynote lectures and optional events

Wednesday 13 September

2 pm: Edinburgh medical history walking tour (optional)*

Edinburgh is rich in medical history and much of this took place within a relatively small area of the city which can be readily explored in a short walk. Since 2005 Sheila Devlin-Thorpe, a medical historian, has been taking guided tours explaining Edinburgh’s medical history and some of the buildings and characters which featured in it. Each tour begins at Surgeons Hall ending on the Royal mile some 400 m from the starting point and 400 m from Princes Street. To book this tour contact Sheila via her website www.edinburghmedicaltour.com

(* This tour is optional and not included in the delegate fee. Places may be booked and paid for through the walking tour website at www.edinburghmedicaltour.com but not on the main Congress booking site).

An identical tour will take place on Saturday 16th September at 2pm.

From 5pm:  Delegate registration in the Surgeons Hall entrance hall. Enter from Nicolson Street

 5pm- 7pm: Welcome barbecue and drinks reception in Quincentenary Hall Courtyard (optional)*

In the event of inclement weather this will be held in the College library

*(This event is optional and not included in the delegate fee. Places may be booked and paid for through the main Congress booking site at www.conftool.net/bshm2017)

 

Thursday 14th September

See academic program here

 From 8 am: Delegate registration in Symposium Hall, Hill Square

9:10 am: The keynote lecture “The 'Looking for Richard' project: a King revealed”  will be given by Philippa Langley MBE, who led the successful search for the remains of Richard III, a discovery which has been described as one of the greatest archaeological discoveries ever made in Britain. Her 90 minute documentary, The King in the Car Park, was Channel 4’s highest rated, specialist, factual show ever, going on to win the Royal Television Society Award for 2013 and a 2014 BAFTA nomination. She is co-author, with the military historian Michael Jones, of The King’s Grave: The Search for Richard III and is co-author of Finding Richard III: The Official Account.

6:30 pm:  Drinks reception and introduction  to Surgeons Hall Museums (Optional)*

This will be held in the Playfair Hall in the heart of the Surgeons’ Hall Playfair building. There will be a short PowerPoint presentation outlining the history of the museum and describing some of its highlights. This will be followed by a visit to the Wohl Museum of surgical pathology which next to and is accessed from the Playfair Hall[

(*This event is optional and not included in the delegate fee. Places may be booked and paid for through the main Congress booking site at www.conftool.net/bshm2017)

 

Friday 15th September

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2 pm: The Douglas Guthrie lecture "Daring to dream of equal opportunity in Medicine" will be given by Professor David Watters OBE,  Past President of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

David Watters is  Professor of Surgery in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.  During his presidency of the RACS he  campaigned against discrimination in the workplace and is a powerful advocate for gender equality in surgery  His research interests include global health and history of surgery and his many publications include 2 history volumes  Two centuries of Surgery in Papua New Guinea (2012) and Anzac Surgeons of Gallipoli (2015).

7:45 pm  Drinks reception and gala dinner (optional)*

The drinks reception and dinner will be held in the Fellows’ Library of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Dress: Smart casual, lounge suit

(*This event is optional and not included in the delegate fee. Places may be booked and paid for through the main Congress booking site at www.conftool.net/bshm2017)

 

 Saturday 16th September

See academic program here

 11:30 am: The  Keynote lecture, sponsored by the Society for the Social History of Medicine,

How distinctive was Scottish medical practice?” will be given by Prof Malcolm Nicholson, Professor of the History of Medicine, University of Glasgow, whose research interests include the history of medical technology, the history of physical diagnosis, history of obstetrics and the history of Scottish medicine.

12:30 pm: Presentation of student prices for best poster and oral presentation

12:45 pm: BSHM Annual General Meeting.
This will be followed by the installation of the new BSHM president Dr Chris Derrett

2 pm  Edinburgh medical history walking tour (optional)*
See description above
(* This tour is optional and not included in the delegate fee. Places may be booked and paid for through the walking tour website at www.edinburghmedicaltour.com but not on the main Congress booking site).