The Academy of Medical Sciences was established in 1998 following the recommendations of a working group chaired by Sir Michael Atiyah OM FRS PRSE HonFREng FMedSci.

Our establishment brought together biomedical scientists and clinical academics within a single national organisation with the express purpose of promoting the translation of advances in medical science into benefits for patients and the population at large.

The formation of the Academy has been documented in a book, 'First steps: a personal account of the formation of the Academy of Medical Sciences', by founder President, Professor Sir Peter Lachmann.

Following a merger with the Novartis Foundation in 2008, the Academy took over the lease on 41 Portland Place. In October 2010 the building opened as the Academy's new headquarters and a central London conference venue.

The Academy celebrated its 20th anniversay in 2018, and some of the Academy's achievements over its first 20 years can be viewed here.

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