The Congress has 4 themes: Women in Medicine; Scotland’s contribution and influence; Apothecaries and their successors; Art and photography in Medicine.
Abstract submission will close on 31st May. Abstracts should be no more than 200 words in length and the title no more than 15 words. A single reference may be added (not included in word count). Abstracts will be peer reviewed and authors notified by 7th July.
Keynote speakers include Professor Malcolm Nicolson, Professor David Watters and Philippa Langley.
Postgraduate students, and early career postdoctoral researchers, who are members of the Society of the Social History of Medicine (SSHM) and who do not have access to institutional funds, may apply for conference bursaries from the SSHM. Details about applications can be found here – https://sshm.org/bursaries/
The early bird delegate rate for the 3 day conference package for members is £180 and for non-members £190. This rate is currently available.
Undergraduate students enjoy reduced delegate rates of £25 for the 3 days or £10 per day.
Surgeons’ Hall is the home of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, first established in 1505. The campus is centred round the Playfair Building, opened in 1832. This historic venue houses a modern conference centre where the Congress will be held. It is situated close to the centre of Edinburgh within the UNESCO World heritage site.
The delegate fee includes a visit to Surgeons Hall Museum winner in 2016 of “Best permanent exhibition in the UK” from Museums and Heritage Awards.
Optional extras include welcome Barbeque (Wednesday), Drinks reception (Thursday) and Congress dinner (Friday).
Further details are on our website http://bshm.org.uk/ where you can find information on how to register an interest, register as a delegate and submit abstracts. This will be done using our dedicated conference site at http://conftool.net/bshm2017/
Hotels of all price ranges are situated within easy reach of the venue. Further details are at http://bshm.org.uk/congress/edinburgh-travel-accommodation/
Edinburgh has good air and rail links from all parts of the UK. Further details are at http://bshm.org.uk/congress/edinburgh-travel-accommodation/
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The Congress is supported by funding from the Wellcome Trust, University of Edinburgh, Scottish Society of the History of Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Jon Baines.