Registration has now opened for People Powered Medicine: A one-day public symposium, investigating public participation in medicine and healthcare from the nineteenth century to the present.

The symposium, organised by the Constructing Scientific Communities project and held at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 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.

Keynote speakers include Dr Ruth Richardson and Professor Christopher McKevitt (both King’s College London).

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

This event has been generously supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

When: 09:00 to 17:30, Saturday, 7 May 2016

Where: Hunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons of England, 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3PE

Tickets: £20/15 (Concessions: students, those in receipt of job seekers or disability benefits, free place for companion accompanying a disabled delegate.)

Ticket price includes all refreshments, delegates’ lunch and a post-symposium reception and private view of the museum and the exhibition ‘Vaccination: Medicine and the masses’.

Full programme and abstracts available here.

Register here using Eventbrite.


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