BSHM 27th Congress, Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh

13th-16th September 2017

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Congress Information

Venue:  The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW
Tel: College reception 0131 527 1600

Registration desk
Rgistration will be open as follows:

Wednesday 13 September               3pm-6pm         Entrance Hall of Main Playfair Building
Thursday 14 September                   8am-11am        Entrance Hall of Symposium Hall
Friday 15 September                         8am-10am      Entrance Hall of Symposium Hall
Saturday 16 September                    8am-9am         Entrance Hall of Symposium Hall

Congress Sessions
Sessions will be in the Symposium Hall, King Khalid Building, Hill Square
and in the GB Ong Room and the Tausend Room which are in Quincentenary Hall. (See map p.10)
Please note that there is no rear entrance to any of these rooms for latecomers, so please  arrive in good time for the start of each session.
For this reason delegates will not be allowed into the Symposium Hall after the start of Plenary sessions. These may be watched live on the screen in the poster area.

Catering
Lunch, tea and coffee will be available in the poster area in the ground floor of the Symposium Hall and in the foyer of Quincentenary Hall.

Posters
The main poster display area is in the ground floor of the King Khalid Building. Authors are not required to make an oral presentation at their posters. Posters will remain on display throughout the Congress.

Wednesday welcome barbeque
For delegates who have booked for this event it will be held in the courtyard of Quincentenary Hall or if weather dictates otherwise, the Fellows’ Library.
Menu example: Prime Scotch beef burgers; Pork sausages; Cajun chicken & pepper skewers or Halloumi & pepper skewers; Selection of brioche buns & finger rolls; Creamy coleslaw. Vegetarian and GF options available.

Thursday evening drinks reception and Museum introduction
For delegates who have booked for this event, it will be held in the main Playfair Hall. Drinks and canapes will be followed by a short introduction to the museum. Please note that delegates should make their own arrangements for dinner.

Friday afternoon Museum tour
This will take place in Surgeons’ Hall Museum from 3pm. As the museum is essentially self-guiding delegates should browse the collections at their own time and pace. The Museum closes at 5pm.

Friday evening dinner
This will be held in the Playfair Hall. It will be preceded by a drinks reception at 7pm in the College library courtesy of the Wellcome Trust. Dinner will be at 7.45pm.  Dress informal (jacket, tie). National dress encouraged.

Wednesday/Friday/Saturday afternoon Medical Walking Tour
Delegates who have booked for this event should meet the guide, Sheila Devlin-Thorpe at the College Reception. For the Wednesday and Saturday tours meet at 2pm and for the Friday tour at 3.15 pm. Please arrive in good time. The tour takes around 90 minutes.
See further details below.

College Library display
There will be a small display of Library & Archive material in the College Library MacLaren Research Centre during the Congress. This will include the 1567 ‘Letter of Exemption’ through which Mary Queen of Scots exempted surgeons from bearing arms in battle, establishing the non-combative role of the doctor in warfare.

Twitter
Please feel free to post Tweets about the Congress and follow others with the hashtag #BSHM17. If you do Tweet during a session please be discreet and considerate of other participants.

Saturday morning luggage storage
Delegates who have luggage to store on Saturday morning may leave it in the Alastair Duff Room on the ground floor of the King Khalid Building.

Congress mobile number: The Congress organisers may be contacted on 07572 484225 

Acknowledgements

The BSHM gratefully acknowledges the help and support of the following organisations  who have helped to make this Congress possible:

Financial support
The Wellcome Trust
The Douglas Guthrie Trust
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh Department of Clinical Surgery
Jon Baines Tours

Congress Sessions

Date: Wednesday 13th September 2017

2:00pm – 3:30pm Medical Walking Tour 1 (pre-booking necessary)
 
2:45pm – 4:45pm

Reception Room

BSHM Officers &Representatives meeting

(Invitation only)

   
3:00pm – 6:00pm Delegate Registration in Entrance Hall
 
5:00pm – 7:00pm Welcome Reception BBQ
Quincentenary Courtyard or, if weather inclement, College Library 


Date: Thursday 14th September 2017

8:00am – 11:00am Delegate Registration in Symposium Hall
9:00am – 11:00am

 

Opening plenary session in Symposium Hall                  

Keynote Speaker: Philippa Langley MBE

President’s Lecture

Medical History Quiz

11:00am – 11:40am Coffee Break (served in Symposium Hall)
and Poster Display                                      
   
11:40am – 1:00pm Parallel Session in GB Ong – Women in Medicine I                                                        
   
11:40am – 1:00pm Parallel Session in Symposium Hall – Some Scottish Contributions                           
 
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch in Symposium Hall and Poster Display
   
2:00pm – 3:20pm Parallel Session in GB Ong – Surgery                            
   
2:00pm – 3:20pm Parallel Session in Symposium Hall – Women in Medicine I I                                       
   
2:00pm – 3:20pm Parallel Session in Tausend Room – Home and Overseas                                          
   
3:20pm – 3:40pm Tea Break Symposium Hall and Quincentenary Hall
   
3:40 pm – 5:00pm Parallel Session in GB Ong – Epidemic infection
   
3:40pm – 5:00pm Parallel Session in Symposium Hall – Medical Illustration
   
3:40pm – 5:00pm Parallel Session in Tausend Room – General Papers I
   
6:30pm – 8:00pm Drinks Reception and Museum Introduction

 

Date: Friday 15th September 2017

8:00am – 10:00am Registration in Symposium Hall
   
9:00am – 11:00am Parallel Session in GB Ong – Apothecaries
   
9:00am – 11:00am Parallel Session in Symposium Hall – Collections and Radiology
   
9:00am – 11:00am Parallel Session in Tausend Room – General Papers II
   
11:00am – 11:20am Coffee Break Symposium Hall and Quincentenary Hall
   
11:20am – 1:00pm Parallel Session in GB Ong – Undergraduate presentations
   
11:20am – 1:00pm Parallel Session in Symposium Hall – Photography
   
11:20am – 1:00pm Parallel Session in Tausend Room – General Papers III
   
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch Symposium Hall and Poster Display
   
2:00pm – 3:00pm Guthrie Lecture in Symposium Hall     Keynote Speaker:
Professor David Watters OBE
   
3:00pm – 5:00pm

3:15pm-4:45pm

Visit to Surgeons’ Hall Museum 

Medical Walking Tour 2 (pre-booking necessary)

Date: Saturday 16th September 2017

8:00am – 9:00am Registration in Symposium Hall
   
9:00am – 11:00am Parallel Session in GB Ong – Infectious disease
   
9:00am – 11:00am Parallel Session in Symposium Hall – Biography
   
11:00am – 11:30am Coffee Break in Symposium Hall and Poster Display
   
11:30am – 12:30am

Symposium Hall

Keynote Lecture sponsored by SSHM

Keynote Speaker: Professor Malcolm Nicolson             

   
12:30pm – 12:45pm Presentation of prizes for student poster and oral presentations

Presentation of prize for medical history quiz

Installation of new President:
Dr Christopher Derrett

   
12:45pm – 1:00pm Annual General Meeting of BSHM
   
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch Symposium Hall
   
2:00pm – 3:30pm Medical Walking Tour 3 (pre-booking necessary)
   
2:00pm – 4:00pm Meeting of Undergraduate Teachers of History of Medicine (Alastair Duff Room)

All who are interested are welcome

 


Edinburgh Medical Walking Tours

During the BSHM Congress Sheila Szatkowski, a local medical historian and author of Enlightenment Edinburgh, will be leading medical walking tours specially for delegates.

These will begin at the following times:
Wednesday 13th September 2pm
Friday 15th September 3.15pm
Saturday 16th September 2pm

This healthy and light-hearted walking tour of Edinburgh’s Old Town brings to life the history of medicine in Scotland’s capital from the incorporation of the Guild of Surgeons and Barbers in 1505 to the recent arrival of bionic limbs and Dolly the Sheep.
The tour starts outside the main entrance to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh on Nicolson Street.
The tour lasts 90 minutes with level walking most of the way. There is one short set of steps but the route can be amended, by prior arrangement, for individuals unable to negotiate steps.
The tour ends on The Royal Mile close to the junction with the North Bridge. At this point it is five minutes walk to Princes Street.

Cost: £10 per person.

Please reserve your place by emailing Sheila directly at sheiladt@hotmail.com
Maximum 20 places per tour.