100 Notable Names in General Practice – Dr Neil Metcalfe

York Medical Society 23 Stonegate, York

Dr Neil Metcalfe: York GP, Medical Historian and Author. Neil has edited a fascinating book presenting 100 biographies of GPs, the majority of whom have made key contributions to medicine, but also to engineering, literature, music, politics, sport and other fields. The book is divided into four different time periods and gives an insight into […]

From BMJ Editor to global health influencer – A conversation with Dr Richard Smith CBE

York Medical Society 23 Stonegate, York

Unfortunately Fiona Godlee cannot join us on 19th March. Fortunately, Richard Smith has kindly agreed to take her place. Richard was Editor of the BMJ and Chairman of the BMJ Publishing Group from 1991- 2004.   An Edinburgh graduate, he worked in hospitals in Scotland and New Zealand before joining the journal in a junior […]

Tackling of COVID-19 in a Universal Health Care System; Sri Lankan perspectives

York Medical Society 23 Stonegate, York

Dr Suranga Dolamulla is a health policymaker, researcher and a practising clinician with multiple responsibilities. The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented public health threat that poses serious challenges to countries, regions and health care systems across the globe. This presentation will explore the diverse impact of COVID-19 on Sri Lanka, and consider the value of […]

Award of the Founders Prize

York Medical Society 23 Stonegate, York

Every year YMS presents its prestigious Founders prize. Awarded to junior doctors, it can be an audit, a case report/series, original research or a survey that has been conducted whilst working in the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery. On this evening we hear 5-6 brief presentations from the short-listed contenders, and a panel then chooses the […]

Sketches of the Landscape and Wildlife of Yorkshire – Jonathan Pomroy

York Medical Society 23 Stonegate, York

Jonathan is a wildlife and landscape artist, conservationist and author. The outdoors, wildlife and art are sources of comfort, wellbeing and inspiration to many of us. Our speaker captures birdlife, their habitats and our local countryside with his sketches and watercolours. Following him on twitter is a diary of the changing seasons through his art. […]

Quiz night – Deena El-Sharief

York Medical Society 23 Stonegate, York

Deena offers us a light-hearted, definitely non-medical quiz hosted by a friend who continues to raise the bar in the ever developing world of on-line quizzes.  We might all have tried composing quizzes for friends and family, but this promises to be something special!

Current trends in Transplant Surgery – Miss Catherine Boffa

York Medical Society 23 Stonegate, York

Catherine is a newly appointed transplant and vascular access consultant at the Wessex kidney centre in Portsmouth. A rapidly progressing field of medicine; she will inform us of the current trends in transplant medicine, what the future might hold, and give us insight into a day in the life of a transplant surgeon. It is […]

DEMOB Happy – The Reality for the Returning Soldier – Prof Edgar Jone

York Medical Society 23 Stonegate, York

Professor Edgar Jones: Program leader for the MSc in War and Psychiatry at KCL, he has written extensively on illnesses suffered as a result of military service. Edgar is Program leader for the MSc in War and Psychiatry at King's College London. He has written about and researched extensively into the health of returning, traumatised […]

“Born in Yorkshire – Bob Edwards and IVF” – Professor Jim Drife

York Medical Society 23 Stonegate, York

This is the belated Valedictory address of Professor Jim Drife, YMS President 2019-20. Sir Bob Edwards  was an English physiologist and pioneer in reproductive medicine and in-vitro fertilisation in particular, who worked in conjunction with the surgeon Patrick Steptoe. In 2010 he was awarded  Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine ‘for the development of in […]

Virtual Christmas Dinner & Quiz night compered by Prof Jim Drife

York Medical Society 23 Stonegate, York

So we don't miss out on the social side of YMS altogether we propose this evening in 2 parts. Part one will be dinner with wine prepared by M and S and bought by you to prepare in the comfort of your own home, so that we can share the same meal. This section will […]