Reports

Men’s Health Conference

The reduced life expectancy of men compared with women is an issue of some considerable importance. Not only do men die earlier on average than women, there is also a preponderance among men of premature death, with profound resultant economic implications for the whole family.

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Patient Safety, Litigation, and Gross Negligence Manslaughter

An all-day meeting was held at the Royal Society of Medicine on Friday 21st April entitled “Patient Safety, Litigation, and Gross Negligence Manslaughter”
The meeting commenced with a double act entitled “The Tsunami of Litigation: Why Doctors Get Sued”. Cousins James Badenoch QC and David Badenoch …

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John Fitzpatrick Irish Genitourinary Cancer Conference

On the 6th and 7th April 2017 the 3rd Annual John Fitzpatrick Conference was held in the fantastic Aviva Stadium in Dublin. The meeting was opened by Simon Harris, the Irish Minister of Health, who emphasised the challenges that need to be overcome to provide …

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RSM Urology Winter Meeting 2017, Northstar, California

This year’s Annual RSM Urology Section Winter Meeting, hosted by Roger Kirby and Matt Bultitude, was held in Lake Tahoe, California.
A pre-conference trip to sunny Los Angeles provided a warm-up to the meeting for a group of delegates who flew out early to visit Professor …

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Clinical Leadership Forum: 3rd National NHS Leadership meeting

On 16 April 2016 the Clinical Leadership Forum held their 3rd National NHS Leadership meeting for junior doctors and medical students at the Wolfson Education Centre, Imperial College Hammersmith Campus in London.
This was a full day event. The morning consisted of speakers and the afternoon hosted …

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The ‘Innovation in Urology’ day

Each year the RSM Urology Section hosts a programme of scientific events with national and international speakers exploring issues of interest to urologists.
The ‘Innovation in Urology’ day organised by Tom McNicholas and Rik Bryan and sponsored by The Urology Foundation (TUF) on Friday 26 February 2016 …

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RSM winter meeting 2016, Saalbach

The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) Urology Section winter meeting took place in Saalbach, Austria, in January 2016. President Professor Tom McNicholas, supported by Honorary Secretary Mr Rik Bryan, organised an extremely strong academic programme with an excellent mix of clinical urology, oncology, hospital management …

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Cambridge Medical Graduates Society Annual Dinner and AGM

The Cambridge Medical Graduates Society (CMGS) was honoured to have Mr Henry Marsh FRCS as the guest speaker at the annual dinner at Magdalene College on 4 July 2015. The acclaimed neurosurgeon and bestselling author of ‘First Do No Harm’ entertained the audience with witty anecdotes from his surgical days …

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The bell tolls on: brach to the past, present and future

Twenty years ago, brachytherapy was the final frontier for uro-oncology. Training today, especially for urologists, focuses on development of operative ability, rarely minimally invasive procedures. Very often, trainees are hesistant to learn about lesser invasive techniques. With that in mind, one of my mentors encouraged …

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A life in the fast lane: the inaugural John Fitzpatrick international prostate cancer conference

‘There is a tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries’ Julius Caesar (IV.2) – William Shakespeare (ca.1599)
Wednesday 14 May 2014. A day like …

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