BSHM 27th Congress, Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh

13th-16th September 2017

Provisional Programme

Wednesday 13th    

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)

Thursday 14th  

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
1100-1120         Coffee
1120-1300         Parallel sessions – Symposium Hall /GB Ong Room
1300-1400         Lunch
1400-1520         Parallel sessions  –  Symposium Hall / GB Ong Room/Tausend Room
1520-1540         Tea
1540-1730         Parallel sessions  – Symposium Hall / GB Ong Room / Tausend Room
1830-2000         Drinks reception and museum introduction Main Playfair Hall (optional)

Friday 15th  

0830-0900         Coffee  and delegate registration Symposium Hall  (desk open 0800-1000)
0900-1100         Parallel sessions – Symposium Hall /  GB Ong Room /Tausend Room
1100-1120         Coffee
1120-1300         Parallel sessions –       Symposium Hall / GB Ong Room / Tausend Room
1300-1400         Lunch
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.)

Sat 16th

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
1300                   Lunch
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 sheiladt@hotmail.com
Maximum 20 places per tour.