The Annual National MedSoc Conference is now in its 6th year!
This conference was originally created by students for students, with the aims of bringing MedSoc committee members together, from across the country, to learn from each other and share ideas. After two years south of the border, this year's conference is held in the capital of the great north, Manchester!
This 2 day conference is set to take place on 4th-5th November. Focussed around Networking and Communications, this weekend will include engaging workshops and inspiring talks by keynote speakers. Following tradition, Manchester will also host a highly anticipated evening social.
Professor Ray McMahon
Professor McMahon is a consultant GI pathologist at Central Manchester Foundation Trust, and a world-leading expert on Lynch syndrome. He held the role of Hospital Dean for over 4 years, and has been a lecturer in the field of pathology for over 32 years.
He is the secretary for the International Academy of Pathology, which has over 20,000 members from across the world, and in this role he ensures the smooth delivery of biennial congresses for these members. He has also been the treasurer of the British Division of the International Academy of Pathology for over 10 years, and has this year been appointed President of the Manchester Medical Society.
He will be sharing with us his abundant experience of successful society governance. Maybe if we take a leaf out of his book, we will one day have that many letters after our names!
Mike Woolridge started journalism in 1965 working for a local newspaper in East Anglia. He travelled to Uganda with Voluntary Services Overseas, being involved in the use of media and information for development. Since then, he has held the roles of East Africa correspondent, reporting on famines, civil conflicts and the live release of Nelson Mandela from outside the prison gates.
Mike has also been Religious Affairs correspondent and South Asia correspondent. Since 2001, he has been a World Affairs correspondent based in London. In 2002, Mike received an OBE for services to broadcasting in developing countries.
With his wife and daughter both being nurses, and having reported on health issues in refugee camps and other areas, he has a unique perspective of healthcare. Mike will be sharing with us his knowledge of teamwork and leadership in the context of his experience.
We look forward to seeing you in November, our kid!