[Postponed] Forwards together: the role of Academies in the 21st century

17.30, Tuesday 07 April 2020

Royal Society of Edinburgh (Lecture Theatre and Wellcome Rooms),

22-26 George Street, EH2 2PQ,

Following careful consideration of government advice on the evolving coronavirus epidemic this event will not go ahead as planned. Please check back for more information.


We are delighted to invite Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society of Edinburgh and other guests to an evening of informal discussion which has been facilitated by the Academy's Regional Champion for Scotland, Professor Mandy MacLean FRSE MedSci. 

Our two Presidents, Sir Robert Lechler and Dame Anne Glover will reflect on the role of National Academies before discussion widens to address future challenges and opportunities for biomedical and health research across the UK as well as for global science and research.

We will also be joined by our Academy Chief Executives, Simon Denegri and Dr Rebekah Widdowfield,, who will be highlighting current projects and planned activity for the year ahead. The programme will also include an open discussion session as an opportunity to  address issues of mutual interest and of local and national relevance. 

This is a free event and will take place at the Royal Society of Edinburgh. The evening will conclude with a complimentary buffet supper and further opportunity for discussion. Fellows attending are warmly encouraged to invite along, as guests for the evening, early career medical researchers and practitioners from across the sector. Please think about colleagues or contacts who might be interested in participating in this event.

17:30: Registration opens (arrival refreshments available)
18:00: Welcome and introductions from our Chief Executives
18:15: Reflections from our Presidents
18:45: Future challenges and opportunities: perspectives from north and south of the border 
19:00: Questions and discussion 
19:45: Buffet served - discussion to continue over supper
21:00: End 

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