Meetings


COVID-19

Please note that due to the public health implications and travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the society has taken the decision to post-pone our 2020 meeting in MANCHESTER until September 2021.

The situation with regards to our winter meeting in Chamonix is currently under review and a decision based upon the safety of proceeding with the meeting will be taken in due course.

COVID-19

Please note that due to the public health implications and travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the society has taken the decision to post-pone our 2020 meeting in MANCHESTER until September 2021.

The situation with regards to our winter meeting in Chamonix is currently under review and a decision based upon the safety of proceeding with the meeting will be taken in due course.

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 2021 annual meeting which will be in Manchester – see information below. This is our postponed 2020 conference.

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 28th – 30th 2021

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COVID 19

Due to the COVID-19 Situation, we are monitoring the feasibility and safety of proceeding with our annual winter meeting. A decision based upon government guidance and contemporary restrictions will be taken closer to the time.

COVID 19

Due to the COVID-19 Situation, we are monitoring the feasibility and safety of proceeding with our annual winter meeting. A decision based upon government guidance and contemporary restrictions will be taken closer to the time.

 The 20th AFMS Winter meeting will be in Chamonix, Haute  Savoie, France at the Hotel de l’Aiguille du Midi from the 28th – 30th January 2021

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 8th -10th April 2022

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.

Update 11 March 2020 – AFMS is very sad to announce postponement of the April 2020 Medical French Course in Lille.

Due to Covid-19, the Université Catholique de Lille has closed the building to external groups over 50 in number. Deprived of a venue we will postpone to spring 2022. Thanks for your understanding.

Medical French Course – Click here

Dr Zara Bieler, Course Organiser

Click Medical French Course page for details and booking information.

Early bird discount for doctors if booking prior to end January 2022. Booking opens September 2021.

Click here to see the gallery of previous courses.

Annual conference September 2021

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The next AFMS conference will take place in Manchester from the 22nd to the 25th of September 2021.

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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