BSHM 27th Congress, Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh
13th-16th September 2017
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Venue: The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW
Tel: College reception 0131 527 1600
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
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.
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.
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.
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
The BSHM gratefully acknowledges the help and support of the following organisations who have helped to make this Congress possible:
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
Date: Wednesday 13th September 2017
|2:00pm – 3:30pm||Medical Walking Tour 1 (pre-booking necessary)|
|2:45pm – 4:45pm
|BSHM Officers &Representatives meeting
|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
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
|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
|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:
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Maximum 20 places per tour.