BSHM 27th Congress, Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh
13th-16th September 2017
1400-1530 Medical walking tour (optional)
1445-1645 BSHM Committee meeting: Reception Room Playfair Building
1500-1800 Delegate registration: Entrance Hall Playfair Building
1700-1900 Welcome reception and BBQ: Quincentenary Hall courtyard (optional)
0800-0900 Coffee and delegate registration Symposium Hall (desk open 0800-1100)
0900-0905 Welcome – The President
0905-1000 Keynote lecture: Philippa Langley MBE – The ‘Looking For Richard’ project: A King Revealed’
1000-1100 Plenary session
1120-1300 Parallel sessions – Symposium Hall /GB Ong Room
1400-1520 Parallel sessions – Symposium Hall / GB Ong Room/Tausend Room
1540-1730 Parallel sessions – Symposium Hall / GB Ong Room / Tausend Room
1830-2000 Drinks reception and museum introduction Main Playfair Hall (optional)
0830-0900 Coffee and delegate registration Symposium Hall (desk open 0800-1000)
0900-1100 Parallel sessions – Symposium Hall / GB Ong Room /Tausend Room
1120-1300 Parallel sessions – Symposium Hall / GB Ong Room / Tausend Room
1400-1500 Guthrie Lecture: Prof David Watters OBE – Daring to dream of equal opportunity in Medicine.
1500-1630 Visit to Surgeons’ Hall Museum or Medical Walking Tour (optional)
1900-1945 Drinks reception (Sponsored by Wellcome Trust)
1945-2200 Congress Dinner – Main Playfair Hall (Dress smart casual. National dress encouraged.)
0830-0900 Coffee and delegate registration Symposium Hall (desk open 0800-0900)
0900-1100 Parallel sessions Symposium Hall / GB Ong Room / Tausend Room
1130-1230 Keynote Lecture: Professor Malcolm Nicolson – How distinctive was Scottish medical practice?
(Sponsored by the Society for the Social History of Medicine)
1230- Presentation of student poster and oral presentation prizes
1245-1300 BSHM AGM and installation of new president
1400 Medical walking tour (optional)
1400-1530 Meeting of Teachers of the History of Medicine in Medical Schools (optional)
The poster display will be on the ground floor of the Symposium Hall
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Maximum 20 places per tour.