2017 - 2018 144th Session

 President Dr Monika Blackwell, 

General Practitioner and Occupational Health Advisor​

I work as a GP in Yate and in Aztec West as well as being an Occupational Health Advisor.  My programme this year takes the theme of "Plagues and Pestilences" as I am interested in illnesses or in situations which appear to be on the increase and hope to discuss solutions to some of these. I hope the lectures will be of interest to GPs and Doctors in all specialties.

As last year, before each lecture we will have a short presentation by Medical or Dental students of projects they have prepared during the course of their studies. Please encourage your students to come to the meetings - they are eligible for discounts on membership and meals.

In her presidential address summing up the year Dr Blackwell remarked that she had "had a blast".



Wednesday 11th October 2017

Annual General Meeting 

Presidential Address: Plagues and Pestilences: Are there solutions?

Dr Monika Blackwell MBBS MRCGP DRCOG DOccMed 


Wednesday 8th November 2017 

Long Fox Lecture

Professor Paul Goddard MD FRCR FBIR FHEA

 “Plague, Pestilence and War”


Wednesday 13th December 2017 

Professor Angus Dalgleish FRCP FRCPPath FMedSci

“HIV and viral causes of cancer”


Wednesday 10th January 2018 

Dr Peter Carpenter, Consultant Psychiatrist FRCPsych.

 “Plagues of Autism”


Wednesday 14th February 2018

An evening of conversation with Dr Monika Blackwell and 2 Junior Doctors

“Compare and contrast”

Jointly with the GP Society.


Wednesday 14th March 2018 

Dr Charlie Vivian FRCP

Occupational Health Physician, Icarus Health, Cheltenham

“There is such a thing as society.  Exploring the evidence for social determinants of health and disease.”

Sponsored by Deepbridge Capital

Wednesday 11th April 2018 

Dr Dilip Nazareth, MBBS MSc MRCP (UK, Resp)

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

“Pestilence and Persistence: Lessons from Cystic Fibrosis” 

Sponsored by Deepbridge Capital


Wednesday 9th May 2018

Dr Marek Czajkowski FRCP, Consultant Hepatologist

Newport General Hospital

Obesity and liver disease: lifestyle before liver transplant?


Wednesday 13th June 2018 

Dr. (Prof.) Sanjay Gandhi MBBS MD DNB FRCR FHEA 

Professor of Radiology, Southmead Hospital

“NHS Challenges”

To be held jointly with BAPIO 


Wed 11th July 2018

Med-Chi Summer Party -  A summer garden party with Dr Jazz