The BSHM Congress is held on alternate years at venues throughout the UK. In 2019 the 28th Congress will be held at the M Shed in Bristol and will run from late afternoon on Wednesday 11th September to lunchtime on Saturday 14th September 2019.
The Congress is open to all.
The Congress has 4 main themes: –
History of Medicine at Sea
History of Medicine in the West of Britain
History of Health Care Education
History of Mental Illness and Mental Disability
These themes are not exclusive and papers on any history of medicine subject are also welcome.
Professor Mark Harrison (Director, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford)
“Samaritans of the Sea: Duty, Disease and Privation in the Black Sea, 1854-6”
Dr Cherry Lewis (author of “The Enlightened Mr Parkinson”)
“James Parkinson: Medical Educator in the Early 19th Century”
Sir Simon Wessely (Regius Professor of Psychiatry, Kings College, London)
“Shell shock- gone but not forgotten?”
Professor Gareth Williams (Emeritus Professor of Medicine, School of Arts, Bristol University)
“Edward Jenner: saint and sinner?”
The Congress will include social events in the evenings and visits on the afternoon of Friday 13th September. There will be an optional meeting for teachers of the history of medicine on the afternoon of Saturday 14th September.
The 3 day (early-bird) delegate rate is £195 for BSHM members and £210 for non-members. Postgraduate students enjoy members’ reduced rates.
Full time undergraduate students enjoy the reduced rate of £15 per day. The number of places at this special rate is limited.
John Blair Trust There is a prize for the best paper and for the best poster by undergraduate students of medicine or of allied sciences.
1st Feb 2019 Early bird registration opens
1st Feb 2019 Abstract submission opens
31st May 2019 Abstract submission closes
30th June 2019 Authors notified about paper acceptance
14th July 2019 Early bird registration closes
15th July 2019 Standard registration opens
Jon Baines Tours are organising a pre-congress tour of Bristol and the South West looking at the fascinating history of the area including the history of medicine, maritime history and local history. The tour will explore Bristol, Bath and the surrounding countryside. It will start on Monday 9th September and end at lunch time on the 11th September in time for the British Society for the History of Medicine Congress.
For further details go to www.jonbainestours.co.uk/bristol or contact firstname.lastname@example.org 0207 223 5618/9485.
Supper Cruise on the Matthew
The Matthew is a modern replica of the ship in which Cabot sailed from Bristol to N America in 1497.
There will be a special Fish and Chip * cruise for BSHM Congress delegates and their guests on the evening of Thursday 12th September. N.B. *sausage, vegan and GF options available.
Details and booking is at https://matthew.co.uk/private-event