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Croydon Medical Society Events

The Society’s annual programme includes three lectures, AGM and an annual dinner. The Society also confers an annual Lifetime Achievement Award.

Quiz-Mas 2021

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Tuesday 7th December 2021

The Croydon Medical Society Quiz Night

Time: 1930 hrs

Venue: Oakwood Junior School, Coombe Road, CR0 5DR
(same venue as The Cedars School)

Title: Quiz-Mas 2021

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£15 – includes a fish & chip supper and all drinks
Includes a donation to one of the world’s oldest medical societies.

 

Woman suffering from domestic abuse

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Tuesday 18th January

Talk by Miss Ranee Thakar FRCOG

Time: 1930 hrs

Venue: Oakwood Junior School, Coombe Road, CR0 5DR
(same venue as The Cedars School)

Title: “The Invisible Global Pandemic: Domestic violence and abuse – Best practices for clinicians”.

Talk Summary

Domestic violence has been described as the shadow pandemic due to the profound impact Covid-19 has had on the incidence of domestic abuse. The impact of domestic abuse on the health and well-being of women can be devastating. Domestic abuse is associated with an increased risk of poor current health, chronic disease and substance abuse as well as deterioration of mental health.
This talk will provide:

  1. A global perspective of domestic violence
  2. Highlight resources for clinicians to identify and respond to domestic violence
  3. Suggest ways that clinicians can safely enquire about intimate partner violence during appointments
  4. Present evidence of the rise in domestic violence over the course of the pandemic

Biog.

Miss Ranee Thakar is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and a Subspecialist in Urogynaecology at Croydon University Hospital as well as being an Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George’s University of London. She is the Urogynaecology Lead and has previously served as the Clinical Business Unit Lead in her trust. She is the current Vice President for Global Health and the co-chair of the RCOG Race Equality Taskforce.

She is passionate about research and recognises its vital role in advancing health. Her publications include many original papers in peer-reviewed journals and chapters in books. She has edited three textbooks. Having previously focused on the diagnosis and repair of obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASI) through research and training, she is currently leading on a joint Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Royal College of Midwifery national prevention project funded by the Health Foundation, which has demonstrated a significant reduction in OASI rates.

She has a lifelong commitment to the improvement of women’s health globally and intends to pursue new initiatives in global health in her capacity as the Vice President of the RCOG.

Nick Cambridge

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Wednesday 9th March

Talk by Dr Nick Cambridge

Time: 1930 hrs

Venue: Oakwood Junior School, Coombe Road, CR0 5DR
(same venue as The Cedars School)

Title: “From Mr Pickwick to Tiny Tim: Charles Dickens in the Medical World”.

Talk Summary

Charles Dickens’s broad interest in medicine is evident in his novels and journals. What is less well known is Dickens’s florid medical history. Having carefully read over 14,000 of Dickens’s letters I have identified 20 separate medical conditions that Dickens suffered from and believe that he was in denial with some of them. I will describe these medical conditions in detail and the doctors he was associated with.

Biog.

Nick is a retired GP and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Buckingham. He is a Trustee and Editor of the Medical Society of London Transactions and a past President. In 2017 he was the Dr T J (Jock) Murray Visiting Scholar in Medical Humanities at Dalhousie University, Canada and gave a lecture to Gresham College, London. He is Chairman of the Erasmus Darwin Foundation, the William Shipley Group for RSA History, the Charles Bell Group, Chairman of The Middlesex Hospital Celebrations and Vice President of the Johnson Society of London. He is a past President of the Croydon Medical Society, the Hunterian Society and the History of Medicine Section at the Royal Society of Medicine.

Quiz-Mas 2021

​Tuesday 7th December

The Croydon Medical Society Quiz Night

Time: 1930 hrs

Venue: Oakwood Junior School, Coombe Road, CR0 5DR
(same venue as The Cedars School)

Title: Quiz-Mas 2021

Book your place now!

£15 – includes a fish & chip supper and all drinks
Includes a donation to one of the world’s oldest medical societies.

Can you attend?

Please confirm on the form below as to whether you will be able to attend the Quiz night.

Woman suffering from domestic abuse

Tuesday 18th January

Talk by Miss Ranee Thakar FRCOG

Time: 1930 hrs

Venue: Oakwood Junior School, Coombe Road, CR0 5DR
(same venue as The Cedars School)

Title: “The Invisible Global Pandemic: Domestic violence and abuse – Best practices for clinicians”.

Talk Summary

Domestic violence has been described as the shadow pandemic due to the profound impact Covid-19 has had on the incidence of domestic abuse. The impact of domestic abuse on the health and well-being of women can be devastating. Domestic abuse is associated with an increased risk of poor current health, chronic disease and substance abuse as well as deterioration of mental health.
This talk will provide:

  1. A global perspective of domestic violence
  2. Highlight resources for clinicians to identify and respond to domestic violence
  3. Suggest ways that clinicians can safely enquire about intimate partner violence during appointments
  4. Present evidence of the rise in domestic violence over the course of the pandemic

Biog.

Miss Ranee Thakar is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and a Subspecialist in Urogynaecology at Croydon University Hospital as well as being an Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George’s University of London. She is the Urogynaecology Lead and has previously served as the Clinical Business Unit Lead in her trust. She is the current Vice President for Global Health and the co-chair of the RCOG Race Equality Taskforce.

She is passionate about research and recognises its vital role in advancing health. Her publications include many original papers in peer-reviewed journals and chapters in books. She has edited three textbooks. Having previously focused on the diagnosis and repair of obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASI) through research and training, she is currently leading on a joint Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Royal College of Midwifery national prevention project funded by the Health Foundation, which has demonstrated a significant reduction in OASI rates.

She has a lifelong commitment to the improvement of women’s health globally and intends to pursue new initiatives in global health in her capacity as the Vice President of the RCOG.

Can you attend?

Please confirm on the form below as to whether you will be able to attend the talk by Miss Ranee Thakar.

Nick Cambridge

Wednesday 9th March

Talk by Dr Nick Cambridge

Time: 1930 hrs

Venue: Oakwood Junior School, Coombe Road, CR0 5DR
(same venue as The Cedars School)

Title: “From Mr Pickwick to Tiny Tim: Charles Dickens in the Medical World”.

Talk Summary

Charles Dickens’s broad interest in medicine is evident in his novels and journals. What is less well known is Dickens’s florid medical history. Having carefully read over 14,000 of Dickens’s letters I have identified 20 separate medical conditions that Dickens suffered from and believe that he was in denial with some of them. I will describe these medical conditions in detail and the doctors he was associated with.

Biog.

Nick is a retired GP and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Buckingham. He is a Trustee and Editor of the Medical Society of London Transactions and a past President. In 2017 he was the Dr T J (Jock) Murray Visiting Scholar in Medical Humanities at Dalhousie University, Canada and gave a lecture to Gresham College, London. He is Chairman of the Erasmus Darwin Foundation, the William Shipley Group for RSA History, the Charles Bell Group, Chairman of The Middlesex Hospital Celebrations and Vice President of the Johnson Society of London. He is a past President of the Croydon Medical Society, the Hunterian Society and the History of Medicine Section at the Royal Society of Medicine.

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