On Saturday 4 November, the College welcomed over 75 alumni and students of Medicine and Veterinary Sciences for a special one-day symposium, featuring a series of presentations from Medic/Vet alumni.

Fellows and alumni were also invited to attend dinner together in College after the event. The symposium was held as a reunion and networking opportunity for alumni and students and to raise funds for the Medical & Veterinary Fund. It also provided the perfect opportunity to mark Dr Barry Kingston’s retirement as DoS in Medicine following 12 years in the role.

The programme, which was approved by the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK, opened with a welcome address by co-chairs Dr Jason Ali and Dr Barry Kingston, and was followed by a series of ten half-hour presentations, providing ample evidence of the breadth and scope of careers in these areas, as well as lunch in College and a post-Symposium drinks reception in the Jock Colville Hall. The fascinating and wide-ranging presentations ranged from development and research in a tertiary children’s hospital in Sierra Leone at the height of the Ebola crisis to the growing issues around litigation in life sciences, and you can watch a full video recording of the programme below.

The inspiration for this event was drawn from the Medical and Veterinary Reunion organised by Dr Alan Findlay in 2005, which also acted as a catalyst to launch the Medical and Veterinary Fund used to support the study of medicine and veterinary medicine at college. Part of the booking fee to attend the 2017 Symposium went towards supporting this important Fund and further contributions would be warmly received.

Read more about the Medical and Veterinary Fund

Medic / Vet Symposium

View the photo album of this event on Flickr