Conferences

FPM Conferences

1st March, 2018: 100th Anniversary of the FPM

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London.

Advances in medicine over the past century FPM @ 100will be showcased at the FPM at 100  Symposium. Papers based on talks at the symposium will be published in the FPM’s journals: the Postgraduate Medical Journal and Health Policy and Technology.

To express interest, email: fpm.chandos@gmail.com

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2017: Policy to reduce preventable disorders of the heart and circulation

Venue: Medical Society of London, 11 Chandos Street, London W1G 9EB

Policy makers are taking an increasing interest in the encouraging lifestyle approaches aimed at reducing the incidence and severity of serious disorders of the heart and circulation.

This one day symposium will include sessions on:Heart

  • common remediable risk factors for disorders of the heart and circulation
  • evidence for effective intervention strategies
  • current policies aimed at improved cardiovascular public health
  • opportunities for further effective interventions by policy makers

Venue: Medical Society of London, 11 Chandos Street, London W1G 9EB

To express interest, email: fpm.chandos@gmail.com

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2017: Updates on Cancer

Venue: Medical Society of London, 11 Chandos Street, London W1G 9EB

Register online

Abstract submission online

Draft programme and key themes

This one day symposium will include sessions on:cancer wordle

  • lifestyle risk factors for cancer
  • evidence for effective strategies aimed at preventing cancer
  • lifelong lifestyle ways to prevent cancer
  • engaging organisations, health professionals and the public in lifestyle approaches for preventing cancer
  • exercise to improve surgery outcome
  • engaging health professionals and cancer patients in lifestyle approaches to improving prevention of cancer recurrence
  • medical humanities to support patients undergoing treatment for cancer

To express interest, email: fpm.chandos@gmail.com

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2nd November, 2015: Immunopsychiatry
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Brain-cancer-stem-cells-by-Wellcome-Images-Creative-CommonsVenue: Medical Society of London, 11 Chandos Street, London W1G 9EB

Approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 6 Category 1 (external) CPD Credits by the Royal College of Physicians: Code 99825

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1st October, 2015: 90th Anniversary of the Postgraduate Medical Journal
Download meeting programme with speakers’ abstracts and biographies

HPTaVenue: Medical Society of London, 11 Chandos Street, London W1G 9EB

Approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 5 Category 1 (external) CPD Credits by the Royal College of Physicians: Code 99783

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27th November, 2014: Digital Health: Catapulting Personalised Medicine Forward helad at the Connected Digital Economy Catapult, London
A joint meeting organised at UK’s Digital Catapult by the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine, IDEALondon, and Vital Transformation

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180The one day symposium brought together leading experts working at the frontiers of research where personalised medicine and medicines, and health technologies intersect. Round table sessions featured demonstrations of how next-generation technologies and social media will integrate with public health, thus facilitating the burgeoning market for personalised medicines. The symposium included disruptive startups and technology practitioners finding common ground in bringing secure personal health data to the public and advice on stratified medicines to prescribers and their patients.

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January 2014: joint sessions with the Medical Society of London on new approaches to cardiac health. The two topics discussed were sudden cardiac death and intravascular treatment for heart valve disease [image: http://www.mercyangiography.co.nz].

Venue: Medical Society of London, 11 Chandos Street, London W1G 9EB

Speakers
Dr Pier Lambiase, Reader in Cardiology, University College London
Mr Neil Moat, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London

Co-Chairs
FPM Fellow: Dr Constantinos Missouris, Consultant Cardiologist, Wexham Park Hospital
MSL President: Dr Nicholas Cambridge

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24th June 2013:  3rd Annual Summer Evening Event  6.00 – 8.30pm

Venue: Medical Society of London, 11 Chandos Street, London W1G 9EB

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Readings from the 2013 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine. Highlights include a reading by poet and doctor Dannie Abse CBE, member of the judging panel for the inaugural 2010 Hippocrates Prize and new Honorary Fellow of the FPM.

 

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18th June, 2012: 2nd Summer Evening Event: 3 years of the Hippocrates Prize.

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M Henry, CK Singer, DRJ Singer, T Torrington, W French, D Abse

Poets gave readings from winning entries from the first 3 years of the Hippocrates Awards: Michael Henry, the patellar hammer used by his orthopaedic surgeon father; Wendy French – scenes from her doctor father’s life, beginning with disappointment at news from Sir Alexander Fleming of no penicillin available for a sick patient; Tricia Torrington the shrinking world of a relative’s experience of the frailty of ageing; CK Stead his own experience of stroke and recovery, expressed through the voice of the Roman poet Catullus as told to an amanuensis. Poet and doctor Dannie Abse went on to give a reading from a series of his poems with themes from the soul to side-effects, closing with his recent ‘Blue song‘.

The evening closed with a panel discussion, the contributors discussing their approach for moving from idea to poem; the role of linguistic content; engaging the reader; artefacts as inspiration for medical poetry; the impact of personal experience of illness on the poet; use of humour within discussion of challenging medical themes; the process of developing the finished poem; and combining the personal and universal within poetry.

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13th February 2012: Second debate with Medical Society of London: Challenges to the future of electronic health records

Venue: Medical Society of London, 11 Chandos Street, London W1G 9EB

Speakers
Charles Gutteridge, National Clinical Director for Informatics
Professor Trish Greenhalgh OBE, Director of the Healthcare Innovation and Policy Unit, Barts and the London School of Medicine, QMUL

Co-Chairs
FPM President: Professor Donald Singer
MSL President: Dr. Stuart Blackie

Efforts to introduce electronic health records into the NHS have produced mixed results. Several systems are in widespread use in general practice however the hospital sector has been slow to adopt nationally accessible electronic case records. Integrated records across NHS sectors are limited, at best only currently available at a local level, and only for selected content. The debate concerned realities of implementation of electronic care records across the NHS.

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March 2011: 3rd International Symposium on Progress on Personalising Medicines

The Symposium was jointly supported by the FPM and the British Pharmacological Society.

Speakers and chairs

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Laura Biron, Johns Hopkins, Washington DC – Health Impact Fund; Zameel Cader, Oxford – New variants for migraine; Aileen Clarke, Warwick Evidence, Personalising evidenced-based decisions; Wendy L Currie, Warwick – eHealth; Alan Davies, CMO EMEA, GE Healthcare – Diagnostics and HCIT in earlier diagnosis, targeted therapy and monitoring; Arun Dheer, UHCW, Coventry – Integrated Healthcare; Sir Gordon Duff, Chairman, UK Commission on Human Medicines – Personalised Healthcare: Luxury or Necessity?; Adam Heathfield, Director of Science Policy for Europe, Pfizer – Development of Personalised Treatment; Andrew Marsh, Warwick, Chemical Genomics; Munir Pirmohamed, Liverpool – Filling the translational gaps; Miquel Pons, Barcelona, drug discovery; Dan Rathbone, Aston, Drug Discovery; Philip Routledge, Cardiff – Regulatory perspectives; Duane Schulthess, Commercial Director, Science|Business, Brussels, policy on health innovation; Andrew Shindler, London, Intellectual Property; Donald Singer, Warwick – new target discovery

 

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Image: Gatis Gribusts – Creative Commons

January 2010: joint debate for FPM and Medical Society of London – Public vs. personal approaches to provision of safe and effective medicines.

Venue: Medical Society of London, 11 Chandos Street, London W1G 9EB

Speakers
Sir Michael Rawlins, Chair of NICE
Professor Munir Pirmohamed, Inaugural NHS Chair of Pharmacogenetics, University of Liverpool and FPM Fellow

Co-chairs
FPM President Professor Donald Singer
MSL President, Lieutenant-General Louis Lillywhite, CB, MBE, QHP.
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25th September 2008:  International Symposium on Personalising Medicines

The Symposium was jointly supported by the FPM and an Award from the Warwick Institute of Advanced Studies.

Key themes

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Image: Janet Iwasa – Creative Commons

New markers of genetic variability in drug effects and adverse effects; new rapid approaches to safer drug discovery; reducing adverse drug reactions by pharmacogenomic testing; targeted stem cell therapy; RNA therapeutics; view from the policy makers; ethical issues; explaining risk; regulatory perspectives; importance of supporting eHealth systems.