Wednesday 22nd November 2017 7:00 for 7:30
Psychosocial aspects of cancer: current status and future prospects.
Leslie G Walker Emeritus Professor of Cancer Rehabilitation - Medical Research Centre
University of Hull
Since retiring from the NHS in 2009, he continues to carry out research and give invited lectures.
Until November 2009, in addition to holding the Foundation Chair of Cancer Rehabilitation, he was the Clinical Lead for the Division of Cancer in the Postgraduate Medical Institute, University of Hull. He was also Director of the Institute of Rehabilitation (a joint venture between the University of Hull and the local NHS Trusts), and a member of the Faculty of the Hull York Medical School (HYMS).
In 1999, he founded a unique Oncology Health Service (funded by Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust) and he directed the service until 2009 when he retired from the NHS. Each year, more than 2,500 people with cancer access the Service for the first time, and each week some 375 people with cancer and their relatives attend the custom built, fully integrated Oncology Health Centre at Castle Hill Hospital. The service has won a number of awards, and the approach is known internationally as the "Hull model".
Current research includes psychosocial aspects of Li Fraumeni syndrome (with colleagues at the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK; the University of Manchester and the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK; the Netherlands Cancer Institute, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia; and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School, USA); the effects on quality of life of vaccination with human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) peptides (with colleagues at King's College London, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, and the University of Nottingham), and psychosocial aspects of cancer screening.
Professor Walker currently serves on a number of committees, including the The National Institute of Health Research Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre College of Experts; the Tenovus Research Committee; the Clinical Reference Group of Breast Cancer Care, and the Clinical Experts Reference Group of Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
He is a former Co-Chair of the Nominating Committee of the International Psychosocial Oncology Society, and he has served two terms of Office as Chairman of the British Psychosocial Oncology Society. Until recently, he was Chairman of the Research Committee of Breast Cancer Care. He has also been a Member of the Population and Behavioural Sciences Committee of Cancer Research UK; the Council of the British Society of Experimental and Clinical Hypnosis; the Research Committee of the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative (Department of Health); the National Cancer Research Institute Complementary Therapies Clinical Studies Development Group; and three Medical Research Council Multicentre Trial Steering Committees.
Current Editorial Board membership includes the European Journal of Psychiatry and Contemporary Hypnosis & Integrative Therapy.
He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, an Honorary Life Member of the British Association for Clinical and Academic Hypnosis, and a former Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, the Society of Biology and the Royal Society of Medicine.
Tuesday 17th October 2017 7:00 for 7:30
Presidents Address "Be a voice not an echo"
Mr Andrew Castillo
Friday 22nd Septmber 2017 7:00 for 7:30
Past Presidents Dinner -
Open to past presidents and present committee members and partners
Thursday 20th April 2017 7:00 for 7:30
Monday 20th February 2017 7:00 for 7:30
Shipman & Bodkin Adams: A unique medical consultation dissecting the notorious careers of these infamous physicians
Andrew Johns, Forensic psychiatrist
John Bodkin Adams and Harold Frederick Shipman were both British doctors. They were also both serial killers.
Shipman was found guilty of 15 murders on 31st January 2000 (a later inquiry went on to find that he was actually one of the most prolific serial killers in recorded history). Bodkin Adams was never convicted of murder in his lifetime and died a free man aged 84 when complications set in after a fall whilst out shooting. Shipman hung himself in his prison cell in January 2004 just one day before his 58th birthday.
Dial Medicine For Murder is a fascinating hour spent dissecting the notorious careers of the two most infamous physicians of the twentieth century.
Dr Johns is one of the leading forensic psychiatrists in the UK and has given evidence at least 200 times in murder trials including the Harold Shipman enquiry.
As written and presented by Dr Harry Brunjes and Dr Andrew Johns, Dial Medicine for Murder has been presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015 and 2016, at the Royal Society of Medicine and other venues.
Thursday 19th January 2017 7:00 for 7:30
New year Quiz on Medical related topics
Quiz masters - Phil Mitchell and Paul Dunning
Wednesday 16th November 7:00 for 7:30
Past Presidents Dinner
Open to past presidents and present committe members and partners
Tuesday 18th October 7:00 prompt
Presidents Paper (Preceded by AGM)
Dr Ian Lacy
Mind the Gap between the Hemispheres -
Read talk on line
Thursday 22nd September 7:00 for 7:30
Past Presidents Dinner - MEETING POSTPONED
Open to past presidents and present committe members and partners
Wednesday 18th May
Wine Tasting Evening
Ian has a Diploma in Wine and is Thierry scholar. He will discuss and taste Italian reds and whites. Ian has a particular interest and knowledge of Italian wines and will help us appreciate the features of the wines and some background and history relating to them. The evening will be at our usual venue with an accompanying buffet. This is the last event of this season and should prove most enjoyable.
Further information about Ian On Twitter
Thursday, 21st April 2016 at 7pm for 7:30 (This meeting was cancelled)
Facing the challenge of hearing loss in developing countries
Prof Valerie Newton, Emerita of Audiological Medicine and Trustee of Hearing Conservation Council
Prof Newton is Emerita Professor of Audiological Medicine, having retired from Manchester University
She was previously an Adviser to the Prevention of Deafness and Hearing Impairment programme, World Health Organisation.
She has experience of short term teaching and research in several developing countries in Africa and Asia.
Currently she is Chairman of AUD-MED Trust and Honorary Secretary of Hearing, Conservation Council – both charities aimed at helping to improve services for deaf and hearing-impaired persons in developing countries.
She is Managing Editor of Hearing, Balance and Communication, the journal; of the International Association of Physicians in Audiology. In addition, she is on the Editorial Board and contributes to Community Ear and Hearing Health, a journal of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – a free to developing countries.
Wednesday, 16th March 2016 at 7pm for 7:30
Miss Celia Macleod
A talk by a consultant gynaecologist (now retired)- Miss Celia Macleod formerly known as Colin Bone. Celia qualified as a doctor in 1969 after studying at Cambridge University and The London Hospital Medical College. She underwent specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at St Mary's Hospital Paddington and St George's Hospital London. She practised as Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in Norfolk for nearly 30 years. During this time she took an active role in post-graduate medical education and played a leading part in post-graduate specialist examinations for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She contributed to hospital management including serving 4 years as Medical Director of an acute hospital Trust. In the clinical field her principal specialism was the care of women with gynaecological cancers. She also saw small numbers of trans men for keyhole surgery for hysterectomy and removal of ovaries. She retired from clinical practice in 2010 and now lives in London. Celia is currently Chair of GIRES and has been a member since 2006. She is also a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.
Thursday, 11th February 2016 at 7pm
Mobile Equine Veterinary Practice - How does it work?
Till grew up with horses and competed in dressage up to advanced medium in Germany. After school he served his National Service and subsequently qualified as a Paramedic before starting to study Veterinary Medicine at Leipzig University, Germany. He graduated in 2004 and finished a doctorate thesis at the Faculty of Anatomy in Leipzig.
His first job was near Stuttgart, Germany where he worked as ambulatory vet in a specialist orthopaedic equine hospital. He then moved on to England in 2007 where he became an assistant at Oakham Veterinary Hospital. Till worked his way up to be offered a partnership before deciding to follow his dreams and set up on his own as Hörmann Equine.
Thursday, 21st January 2016 at 7pm
This talk will cover the following areas:
- A proper definition of mental resilience (MR)
- An understanding of the five components of MR
- The benefits of MR in business
- What we can learn from top performers in business and sport
- Techniques to improve MR
- The power of Visualisation and Self-Talk
- MR and inner confidence
Thursday, 19th November 2015 at 7pm
Annual General Meeting and The Presidents Paper
Mr Paul Dunning - Consultant Vascular Surgeon
'Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose'
A trip through recent surgical advances.
Thursday, 22nd October 2015 at 7pm
The Past Presidents Dinner
This event is by personal invitation only