People Powered Medicine
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Registration has now opened for our one-day public symposium investigating public participation in medicine and healthcare from the nineteenth century to the present.
The symposium, held at the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS), will bring together historical and contemporary perspectives to look at the relationship between the medical profession and the public. It will explore challenges to professional boundaries throughout the period, how the doctor-patient relationship has changed and in what ways the public can contribute to matters of medicine, health and disease. See below for a full programme.

This public event will be followed by a drinks reception at the College’s Hunterian Museum.

It will be of interest to medical and healthcare practitioners, the public, historians and medical humanities scholars. The event is open to all.

Accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England for up to 6.0 CPD points

This event has been generously supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Date: 7 May 2016, 9:00 (Saturday, 2nd week, Trinity 2016)
Venue: Hunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons of England, 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3PE
Speakers: Sally Shuttleworth (University of Oxford, Conscicom), David Ward (RCS), Ruth Richardson (King’s College London), Kristin Hussey (Queen Mary University of London), Claire Brock (University of Leicester), Roberta Bivins (University of Warwick), Alex Mold (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Tom Gillingwater (University of Edinburgh), Rosamund Snow (University of Oxford/British Medical Journal), Christopher McKevitt (King’s College London), Nicholas Markham (Royal College of Surgeons), Sally Shuttleworth, Christopher McKevitt, Ruth Richardson
Booking required?: Required
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Cost: £15 – £20
Audience: Public
Editor: Laura Spence