Promoting medico-legal knowledge in all its aspects

Programme 2021–2022

PLEASE NOTE – IN-PERSON MEETINGS AT THE MEDICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON HAVE NOW RESUMED

but meetings will be relayed via Zoom for the time being and recordings made available

Name Date Title
Dr Margaret Stark

President, Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians

Followed by reception to celebrate our 120th Anniversary

14 October 2021 The Forensic Physician – A dying profession
Lord Jonathan Sumption

Justice of the Supreme Court between 2012 and 2018

11 November 2021 The Value of Life – in law and in practice
Colonel James Hardy

Forensic Odontologist.

 9 December 2021 Forensic Dentistry and Why Not Bite Marks?
Baron Neuberger of Abbotsbury GBS PC Hon FRS  President of the Supreme Court from 2012 to 2017

 

13 January 2022 Personal autonomy: a blessing or a curse
Andrew Hoyle

MBBS Barrister LLM MRCGP FRAeS Hon FFFLM.

10 February 2022 Cyber warfare – does it have a legal basis? Can the UK lawfully protect healthcare from an overseas cyber attack?

 

Philip Barlow

H.M. Assistant Coroner for Inner South London

10 March 2022 What power the inquisition? Do coroners really make a difference?

 

Nicola Mundy, Solicitor, Senior Coroner, SE Yorkshire 14 April 2022 

BY ZOOM ONLY

Deaths and the Smart (or not so Smart?) Motorways

 

Mrs Justice Lambert​. 12 May 2022 The Hillsborough Inquest 2014-2016
Mr Matthew Izett-Kay BMBS MD MRCOG,

Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist Urogynaecologist, John Radcliffe, Oxford

 

9 June 2022 Urogynaecology  and Mesh: Who, why, and where doctors go wrong.

 

 

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws & Professor Iain Hutchison Monday 20 June 2022 Annual Dinner at the Apothecaries Hall

PROGRAMME for 2022-2023

NAME DATE TITLE
Name of new President to be announced at June AGM

 

Thursday, October 13, 2022 President’s address
Dr Derek Tracy, Medical Director, West London NHS Trust
Senior Lecturer, King’s College London & University College London

 

Thursday, November 10, 2022 Malingering: are doctors exceeding the evidence?
Professor Marian Knight MA, MBChB, MPH, DPhil, FFPH, FRCPE
Professor of Maternal and Child Population Health

 

Thursday, December 8, 2022 Excess mortality BAME women
Professor Neil Greenberg    Professor of Defence Mental Health

 

Thursday, January 12, 2023 Adjustment disorder, moral injury and the Case of Marine ”A”
Dr Gabrielle Pendlebury, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

 

Thursday, February 9, 2023 County Lines
Sir Liam Joseph Donaldson FRCSE FRCP FRCPE FMedSci FRCA. Former Chief Medical Officer for England

 

Thursday, March 9, 2023 Vaccines and Geopolitics
Professor Mike Tipton MBE, FTPS
Professor of Human & Applied Physiology

 

Thursday, April 13, 2023 Extreme environmental physiology in the dock
Baroness Cumberlege CBE DL

 

Thursday, May 11, 2023 “First do no harm” – Primodos, sodium valproate and surgical mesh
Dr Christine Tomkins

BSC(Hons) MBChB(Hons) DO FRCS FRCOphth FRCP MBA
Retired CEO (September 2021), The Medical Defence Union

Thursday, June 8, 2023 Tales of the Unexpected – 36 years of Medical Defence

ANNUAL DINNER 2023 – Time Place & Date TBA

 

Attendance at meetings is limited to Members of the Society and their guests. However, if you would like to come to one meeting as a “Taster” before joining, please contact the secretary Sandra Marcantonio at [email protected] or any other member of the Society’s Council.

Membership is open to anyone interested in Medico-Legal matters. For membership details, see here. Students are welcome and may join at a reduced subscription.

With the exception of the Annual Dinner, or unless otherwise stated, all meetings take place at 7 pm at:

The Medical Society of London
Lettsom House
11 Chandos Street
Cavendish Square
London
W1G 9EB

See below for a map.

Meetings are followed by a drinks reception.

If you have any queries, please contact us.

 

 

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