2020/21 Programme

2020/21 Winter Dinner Series

The Society invites members and guests to a monthly dinner with guest speaker at the Imperial Hotel between October and April.
Dinners cost £23* per person and commence at 7:30pm. Drinks will be available in the bar beforehand.
Details of after dinner talks are as follows:
*Quiz Night will include buffet at £5 per person
Professor John Campbell speaks to TDMS

Thursday 22nd October 2020

Primary Care and Corona

New virus, New care ... Missed opportunity?

Professor John Campbell

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation and the continued need for social distancing, John Campbell's talk has been postponed.
Professor Campbell is UK Chief Investigator in a major international intervention trial targeting COVID.
Whilst highlighting the responsiveness of UK primary care, his talk intended to describe this new study and explain why the UK response to COVID may actually represent a major missed opportunity in health care planning and delivery.
We hope to invite Professor Campbell to return to present this fascinating subject when the situation allows.
In the mean time, we will update members by email regarding the recommencement of our programme.
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TDMS Speaker Mr David Marks on Richard III

Thursday 19th November 2020

The Life and Scoliosis of Richard III

Mr David Marks

Mr David Marks qualified from St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London in 1985 and followed surgical training in London, Warwick, and Birmingham.
He was appointed as Consulting Surgeon to The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and The Birmingham Children’s Hospital in December 1995 and also made an Honorary Senior Lecturer to The University of Birmingham.
He has been an active member of the Scoliosis Research Society, serving as a Member of The Board of Directors from 2011-13.
His talk will examine the life and scoliosos of one of England's most controversial kings - Richard III.
TDMS Speaker Stan Burridge

Thursday 21st January 2021

Challenges in Healthcare Delivery to the Homeless

Stan Burridge

Following the success of our Online AGM, we have an opportunity to hear an insightful presentation from Stan Burridge about the challenges and opportunities facing both doctor and patient when delivering healthcare to the homeless.
Stan's "lived experience", stretching back to a young runaway from the institutional care system, together with 20 years working and volunteering in the homelessness sector, place him in a unique position to explore these challenges.
This presentation and discussion will be held via Zoom.
If you would like to attend, please click the link below to register and we will send you the joining details for the meeting.
TDMS Talk - Medical Applications of Watercress

Thursday 25th February 2021

Applications of Watercress in Medicine

Dr Kyle Stewart

Almost 3 years ago, in April 2018, Dr Kyle Stewart enthralled the Society with an account of his groundbreaking research into the medical uses of watercress.
Kyle now returns, as the Society's President, to update us on the continuing developments at Watercress Research Ltd.
Watercress Research is a phytochemical research company established in August 2019.
Over the last 18 months, a small team have developed a watercress extract which holds promise as a new antibiotic, anti-cancer adjunctive therapy and anti-inflammatory agent.
This talk will discuss the underpinning science, the journey to date, potential clinical applications and what the future holds for Watercress Research.
The presentation and discussion will be held via Zoom.
If you would like to attend, please click the link below to register and we will send you the joining details for the meeting.
TDMS Speaker Dr Helen Waters - Managing Covid-19 in Torbay

Thursday 25th March 2021

Behind the Headlines

Managing Covid-19 in Torbay

Led by Dr Helen Waters

Beyond the news and the science, what has it been like to work in healthcare during the Covid-19 pandemic?
Our host speaker, Helen Waters, works as a consultant in Acute Medicine at Torbay Hospital.
She has worked both at the front door, managing emergency medical cases, and on the Covid-19 ward.
However, she is just one very small part of a multi-disciplinary team who are, in turn, part of a huge healthcare effort across our local area.
Helen has brought together a varied group of speakers who who will talk about the challenges they faced, the new situations they navigated and the positives that have resulted from these unique times.
What was it like to graduate from medical school and start work during the pandemic?
What did it feel like to work in our local Nightingale hospital?
How do you support and train a team when no-one is an expert?
What was it like to be a patient with Covid?
How do we embed the best of our Covid survival strategies?
Join us to hear personal experiences and reflections.
The presentation and discussion will be held via Zoom.
If you would like to attend, please click the link below to register and we will send you the joining details for the meeting.
TDMS Speaker Lee Spencer - The Rowing Marine

Thursday 22nd April 2021

The Rowing Marine

Lee Spencer

Lee joined the Royal Marine Commandos in 1992. Following operational tours of Northern Ireland and Iraq, he qualified for special duties and undertook 3 tours of Afghanistan, often working in an undercover and covert role.
In 2014, Lee lost his right leg below the knee whilst providing assistance at a road traffic accident. Lee utilised his military training to save his own life by instructing a passer-by to apply a tourniquet. He was awarded the High Chief Constables award for his selfless actions on that night.
In 2015, Lee was one of a crew of four amputees who first rowed across the Atlantic and into the Guinness World Record books.
In January 2019, Lee set off from Portimao, Portugal to row solo and unsupported from mainland Europe to mainland South America. 60 days, 16 hours and 6 minutes later he rowed into Cayenne, French Guiana to become the first physically disabled person to do so. He also smashed the able bodied record by an astonishing 36 days!
As The Rowing Marine, Lee has raised money for The Royal Marines Charity and the Endeavour Fund.
A natural and engaging speaker, Lee’s incredible personal story will captivate and inspire.
The presentation and discussion will be held via Zoom.
If you would like to attend, please click the link below to register and we will send you the joining details for the meeting.