2018 - 2019 145th Session

The president for the 145th session of the society was Mr. Feras Naaisa.  

Mr Naaisa is a consultant gynaecologist in one of Bristol's two gynaecology departments, the Cotwolds Centre, within Southmead Hospital (part of North Bristol Trust). As you might expect there is a gynaecological twist to the programme he presents for this 145th Session of the Bristol Medico-Chirurgical Society. 

Dr. Monika Blackwell and Mr. Feras Naaisa 


October 10th  2018

Annual General Meeting

Presidential Address Mr Feras Naaisa

“The abnormally invasive placenta” 

November 14th 2018

Dr Pawan Rajpal, 
MBBS, DPM, MRCPysch, Post Grad Dip. (Mental Health Law)

Consultant Psychiatrist

“Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing” 

December 12th 2018

Professor Stafford Lightman, 


Professor of Medicine

“From the Mato Grosso to the glucocorticoid receptor – Dance and oscillations” 

January 9th 2019

Professor Adam Finn,

B.M., B.Ch.(Oxon), M.A. (Cantab), Ph.D. (Lond), FRCPCH

Professor of Paediatrics

“Influenza and other Vaccinations – The State of the Art” 

February 13th 2019

Jointly with the GP Society.

Professor Gianni Angelini,

M.D. (Sienna), M.Ch. (Wales), FRCS (Glas), FETCS

BHF Professor of Cardiac Surgery

“Academic cardiac surgery the long winding road” 

President Naaisa with Prof Angelini

March 13th 2019

The Long Fox Memorial Lecture

Professor David Nutt  

DM, FRCP, FRCPsych, FMedSci, DLaws

“How revising the drug laws would lead to a revolution in brain medicine” 

 Prof Nutt in his laboratory

April 10th 2019

Dr Niall Moore

Consultant Psychiatrist AWP NHS Mental Health Trust

“Adventure in Albania trafficking hope” 

May 8th 2019

Professor John Collinge


Professor of Neurology

“Transmissible dementia – from kuru to CJD and BSE and the wider relevance of prions” 

June 12th 2019

Dr Randa Alshakh and Dr Ramesh Moottoo

The Rheumatology Department Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

“Myalgic syndrome of aged – the clue is in the name!” 

July 10th 2019

Summer party at Engineers House 

with music from Dr Jazz and magician.