Meetings


We have 3 meetings a year:
  1. Winter Meeting in Chamonix – Usually in February.
  2. Medical French Weekend Residential Intensive language course – Currently in Lille each April.
  3. Annual conference, a joint meeting with AMFB.  Alternating between UK and France.  Medical presentations and tourism.  Usually in September each year for 3-4 days.

AFMS-AMFB Annual Conference

The Society has a 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 2020 annual meeting which will be in Manchester – see information below.

Information on previous annual meetings can be accessed via the links in the sidebar.  Also don’t forget to visit the Photo Galleries.

We also have a winter meeting in Chamonix in February each year and an intensive residential Medical French course run in Lille in April.

 

Chamonix Winter Conference January 30th to February 2nd 2020

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 The 20th AFMS Winter meeting will be in Chamonix, Haute  Savoie, France at the Hotel de l’Aiguille du Midi from the 30th of January to the 3rd February 2020. 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 at the meeting, please let the admin secretary know when returning the booking form.

Hotel Aiguille Du Midi, Les Bossons

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Booking form – click here.

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AFMS Medical French Weekend Residential Course Lille 3rd -5th April 2020

For those wishing to have an intensive Medical French language boost, we run an annual Medical French Weekend Residential Course in the April.  This popular course has been running for 28 years and is great for networking, specialised Medical French and tips on working in French speaking countries.

Early bird discount for doctors if booking prior to end January 2020.

Click Medical French Course page for details and booking information.

Click here to see the gallery of previous courses.

 

 

Annual conference September 2020

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The next AFMS conference will take place in Manchester from the 23rd to the 26th of September 2020.

Manchester is one of the biggest cities in the United Kingdom with a diverse       culture and history from the industrial revolution.  We will be staying at the Crown Plaza hotel in the centre of Manchester with our gala dinner at the Lowry Theatre at Salford Quays.  With an exciting scientific and social programme ahead, it is     certain to be a fantastic conference.  A booking form will be available on line and in the next newsletter in the spring. If you would like to present at the meeting please contact Tony Ridge in the first instance.

Did you Know? It was in 1904 that Charles Rolls and Henry Royce first met in Manchester’s city centre Midland Hotel. Two years later the company Rolls-Royce Ltd was formed.   In 1948 Manchester University professors developed the first computer to have a stored programme and memory. Nicknamed ‘Baby’, it has made the computer what it is today.  The Duke of Wellington opened the world’s first passenger railway in 1830. The success of this Manchester to Liverpool railway started the railway revolution.  Manchester Airport is the largest regional airport in the UK serving over 26 million passengers every year.  Manchester was the birthplace of  Vegetarianism. Inspired by the sermons of      Reverend William Cowherd, the vegetarian movement began in 1809, in the borough of Salford.

 

Previous Conferences:

Montpellier  September 2019

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Click here for the conference report.

Cardiff 2018

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Lille September 2017

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Windsor 2016

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Gallery link click here

 

Chamonix Winter Conference 2016

Waiting for the train to the slopes

Waiting for the train to the slopes

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. 

Conference write up – click here

Nantes, 23, 24, 25, 26 September 2015

 

Nantes aerial view

Our 2015 annual conference was hosted by l’Association Médicale Franco-Britannique in the beautiful city of Nantes

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