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September 2017 meetings at the RSM

September 2017 meetings at the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)


Tuesday 5 September: Registration 08:15

Microbiome in cancer and beyond

Organised in collaboration with researchers at Imperial College London, this meeting is about the new world of the microbiome in medicine, with a focus on microbes in cancer aetiology and therapeutics. The microbiome represents a developing field that is likely to become increasingly relevant in day-to-day clinical practice. Speakers at the meeting will include Professor Julian Marchesi, Deputy Director and Professor of Clinical Microbiome Research, Centre for Digestive and Gut Health, Imperial College; Professor David Cunningham, Consultant Oncologist, Director of Clinical Research and Director of the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, The Royal Marsden and The Institute of Cancer Research; and Mr James Kinross, Consultant Surgeon and Clinical Senior Lecturer in Colorectal Surgery, Imperial College London.


Thursday 7 September: Registration 13.00

The response to the emergency services to the London and Manchester terror attacks: Lessons to be learned

Cressida Dick, London Metropolitan Police Commissioner, will join trauma doctors and representatives from the London Ambulance Service at a meeting specially convened by the Royal Society of Medicine to focus on the lessons to be learned by the emergency response services from the recent major terror incidents in London and Manchester. Several doctors who were involved at first hand in caring for many of the casualties will address the meeting. The programme will include a panel discussion involving Ms Dick, Professor Chris Moran, National Clinical Director for Trauma for NHS England, and Mr Garrett Emmerson, Chief Executive, London Ambulance Service.


Saturday 9 September: Registration 12.30

Medicine and Me: Living with polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 1 in 5 women in the UK. The most common female hormone condition, it can be devastating to a woman’s self-esteem and quality of life. At this meeting, the Royal Society of Medicine will draw together patients, family members and carers to share their concerns with clinicians and researchers on the impact of diagnosis, investigation and management of PCOS. The meeting will be held in collaboration with the charities Verity and PCOS UK.


Friday 15 September: Registration 09.30

4th breast cancer forum: Screening, metastatic breast cancer and living with and beyond

This meeting, held in collaboration with breast cancer charity Pink Ribbon, will gather together leading consultants toaddress the latest research in breast screening, and provide an insight into the future treatment for metastatic breast cancer and how this can improve the outcome for patients living with and surviving breast cancer. Speakers will include Dr Susannah Stanway, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, who specialises in breast cancer and survivorship; Dr Bhawna Sirohi, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Barts Cancer Institute, who specialises in breast cancer screening in rural India; Professor Dame Lesley Fallowfield DBE, Professor of Psycho-oncology, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, who focuses on understanding and treating the social, psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of the disease; and Professor Robert Thomas, Consultant Oncologist, Bedford and Addenbrooke’sCambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, a cancer specialist, with 30 years’ experience in patient care.


Thursday 28 September: Registration 6.00pm

Brexit: An opportunity for UK healthcare

In response to the EU referendum result last year, this meeting will focus on the opportunities Brexit provides for UK healthcare. The conference will explore potential outcomes and debate the best ways to prepare, plan and proactively respond to the challenges and opportunities beyond Brexit. Britain leaving the EU has the potential for long-term implications for clinicians, scientific research and the NHS. The meeting will address a number of important topics including funding, workforce, research and pharmaceutical and biotech businesses. Speakers will include Dr Youssef El-Gingihy, GP and journalist writing for the Independent and the Guardian; Professor Martin McKee, Professor of European Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and Professor Michael Manns, Medical School of Hannover, Germany.


Friday 29 September: Registration 12.30

Medicine and Me: Living with Marfan syndrome

Over 18,000 people are affected by Marfan syndrome in the UK. An inherited disorder of the body’s connective tissue that can cause problems affecting the heart, eyes and skeleton, the condition can require treatment to prevent serious complications. At this meeting, the Royal Society of Medicine will draw together patients, family members and carers to share their concerns with clinicians and researchers on the impact of diagnosis, investigation and management of Marfan syndrome. The meeting will be held in collaboration with the charities The Marfan Association UK and the MarfanTrust.

All meetings take place at the Royal Society of Medicine

1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE unless otherwise noted


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