146th Session (2019-2020)

President Dr Peter Carpenter 

Psychiatrist and Special Visitor

The president for the 2019-2020 Session as first president of the Society in its CIO format was Dr Peter Carpenter, Consultant Psychiatrist.

The programme details for the current 146th Session of the Bristol Medico-Chirurgical Society were radically curtailed by COVID19.  However we experimented with online talks. 

Mr Feras Naaisa handing over to Dr Peter Carpenter


Wednesday 9th October 2019

Annual General Meeting 

Presidential Address

Dr Peter Carpenter FRCPsych, Consultant Psychiatrist

“Mental Capacity and abuse of power”



Wednesday 13th November 2019

The Long Fox Memorial Lecture

Professor Chris Salisbury MB ChB MSc MD FRCGP

Professor Primary Health Care, University Bristol

“Designing health care for the people who need it”


Tuesday 17th December 2019 at 12.30pm

Professor Mark Pietroni

Professor Public Health 

“Setting up an acute and general medicine service that is fit for purpose”

Held at UBHT Education Centre, Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol, BS2 8AE


Wednesday 8th January 2020

Professor Stephan Lewandowsky

Professor in Cognitive Psychology, University Bristol

 “Science, fake news and the medical profession”


Wednesday 12th February 2020

Unfortunately Prof. Andrew Goddard had  to cancel at short notice due to COVID meetings​

Dr Nabil Jarad PhD FRCP

Consultant Respiratory Physician

“To Vape or not to Vape? –  E-cigarettes under the spotlight” 

A Similar talk was given at the Gloucester Hospitals Ground Round


Wednesday 11th March 2020 was cancelled on the day due to the Speaker having to self isolate. 

Professor Wendy Burn FRCPsych

 President Royal College Psychiatrists

“Mental Health Priorities for the President”


Wednesday 8th April 2020 - Cancelled due to COVID

Professor Paul Moran MB BS BSc MSc FRCPsych DLSHTM MD

Professor of Psychiatry, University Bristol

 “Personality disorders – the changing landscape”


Wednesday 13th May 2020 - Cancelled due to Covid

[provisional] Dr Dee Knipe, Senior Research Associate Epidemiology, Bristol

 “Suicide in Sri Lanka – lessons for Britain”


Wednesday 10th June 2020 - cancelled due to Covid 

Dr Lindsey Hines PhD, Research Fellow, University Bristol

“Adolescence and Cannabis”


Wed 8th July 2020 - a webinar 

Professor Andrew Goddard MD PRCP

President Royal College Physicians

“Challenges facing physicians in 2020 and in the future"

Recording on Youtube   https://youtu.be/owxSNk71FUo               


Sat 22 August 2020 a webinar 

Dr Mazen Kherallah

Critical Care and Infectious Disease Consultant at Sanford Health System in Fargo, and University of North Dakota - USA

“Anti-inflammatory Agents in the Management of COVID-19.  Patients: An Evidence-based Approach"

Recording on YouTube: https://youtu.be/G_42X00eAgU