Annual Conference 2017
The next annual conference will be held in Lille from 20 – 23rd September 2017.
Windsor 21st to the 24th September 2016
The AFMS conference was held in Windsor from the 21st to the 26th September 2016. The hotel was the Harte and Garter Hotel, Windsor High Street which overlooks the castle. As part of our social programe we visited the Castle. Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. It has been the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years. It is an official residence of Her Majesty The Queen, whose standard flies from the Round Tower when she is in residence.
The Queen spends most of her private weekends at Windsor and takes up official residence for a month over Easter (March to April), known as Easter Court. The Queen is also at Windsor for one week each June, when she attends Royal Ascot and the service of the Order of the Garter.
Windsor is still very much a working royal palace. The Castle is used regularly for ceremonial and State occasions. It is here that The Queen often hosts State Visits from overseas monarchs and presidents. St George’s Hall makes a spectacular setting for a State Banquet, when a single table, stretching the length of the hall and seating 160 people, is decorated with porcelain, and silver-gilt from the Royal Collection.
St George’s Chapel within the Castle Precincts is the spiritual home of the Order of the Garter, the oldest order of chivalry in the world. Founded at Windsor by Edward III in 1348, its Knights still attend a Service of Thanksgiving in the chapel of their patron, St George, processing in their robes and insignia through the Castle Precincts. Today, the Order consists of The Queen, The Prince of Wales and 24 Knight Companions. There are also Royal Knights and Foreign or ‘stranger’ Knights. St George’s Chapel remains an active centre for worship, with daily services open to all.
Other social activities included a River Thames Boat Trip, a visit to Saville Gardens, a Royal Garden, considered by some as the finest ornamental garden in the United Kingdom and a walking tour to Eton School. This is perhaps the most prestigious school in the United Kingdom. Old boys of the school include the Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson. It is cherished not only for its architecture but also for its incomparable setting, near the River Thames and on the lovely Eton High Street.
Our gala dinner took place at Eton Rowing club and for those staying on the Saturday, there was a trip to Hampton Courtand to Runnymede where the Magna Carta was signed.
January 28th to the 31st 2016
The 18th AFMS Winter meeting was held in Chamonix, Haute Savoie, France at the Hotel de l’Aiguille du Midi from the 28th of January to the 31st January 2016. The family run hotel is recommended for value and comfort and is 3km from the centre of Chamonix. It has 40 comfortable rooms and a restaurant, offering a traditional quality cuisine, a wide variety of dishes and Savoy specialities. Travelling to Chamonix is very easy. Geneva is the closest airport and various companies offer transfers with a drop off and collection to and from the hotel. If anyone would like to give a presentation a future meeting, please let the admin secretary know. Photos of 2016 Chamonix conference.
Annual Conference 2015
Nantes, 23, 24, 25, 26 September 2015
Our 2015 annual conference was hosted by l’Association Médicale Franco-Britannique in the beautiful city of Nantes
The Society has one main meeting annually which is held jointly with the Association Médicale Franco-Britannique. These meetings take place over a long weekend, normally at the end of September and alternate between France and the UK. The annual conference is always held in an area of cultural and gastronomic interest, allowing for a full and fun social programme as well as the scientific programme.
Partners are welcomed at these events and a separate social programme is organised, during the scientific presentations, for these not medically minded.
Please contact us if you wish to present at Conference. We are calling now for presentations for the 2016 meetings – please see the Presentation page for more information.
Information on previous annual meetings can be accessed via the links in the sidebar. Also don’t forget to visit the Photo Galleries.
Medical French Course
For those wishing to have an intensive French language boost, we run an annual Medical French Weekend Residential Course in the spring. This popular course has been running for 24 years and is great for networking, specialised Medical French and tips on working in French speaking countries. See the Medical French Course page.
NEXT MEDICAL FRENCH WEEKEND COURSE IS IN 2017 – We are hoping to run in it France to celebrate our 25th anniversary.
A winter meeting is held each February, usually in Chamonix. If science combined with ski-ing is your passion, see details at the end of the page.
Northern Regional Meeting
The Northern regional meeting is held in May in Manchester. There are reduced rates to attend for medical students and for junior doctors.
Annual winter meeting in Chamonix
There is an annual winter meeting, usually in February, held in Chamonix. The last one was from 28th of January to the 31st January 2016.
Hotel Aiguille Du Midi, Les Bossons