Message from the President
It is a privilege to take on presidency of the Society for 2022-23, a year in which we hope to resume more face-to-face activities. It is a personal pleasure to follow my great great grandfather who assumed the office in 1887! Then, as now, membership was sustained through the appeal of regular meetings. During turbulent times within and without the health service, may they serve as a reminder of medicine’s enduring fascination.
Following the Jenny Lind lecture in October, this year’s series will again feature distinguished speakers sharing their expert knowledge in fields as diverse as management (Royal College of Surgeons), epidemiological research (dementia), health policy (NHS), medical journalism (BMJ) and art history (Leonardo da Vinci). See the annual programme page for more details and put dates in your diary.
The Society was founded to promote medical learning. A significant raison d’etre remains our support through grants and prizes to students and early career doctors. Join us for their research presentations (Carlyle Prize) on March 16th.
I hope these aims along with this year’s programme will continue to attract new members and detain old ones. Please pass on details to friends and colleagues. Feedback with suggestions for improvement are always welcome.
Thank you for support,