BRITISH SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE BIENNIAL CONGRESS
Welcome Reception Wednesday 15th September
The Society will host a welcome reception at the University of Sheffield in The Mappin Building.
Please join us for priority registration and meet with friends and colleagues. A history of medicine quiz will be included and a light bite menu will be available.
Congress Social Evening Thursday 16th September
This informal social evening will take place at Kelham Island Museum. Located in one of the oldest industrial districts, the museum houses objects and archive material representing Sheffields industrial story. The evening will include a museum tour, buffet and welcome drink.
This activity is included in the 3 day attendance tickets.
Congress Dinner Friday 17th September
The dinner has been arranged in the Town Hall, an impressive and unique Grade 1 listed Victorian building in the heart of the city centre. Join us on this grand social occasion which includes drinks and 3 course dinner.
The Sheffield Convention Bureau has negotiated reduced accommodation rates at several hotels for the nights of Wednesday 15th September Sunday 19th September. No deposit is required and bookings can be cancelled/amended up to 2 days before the arrival date.
For reservations please use the following link:
Offers will close: Wednesday 18th August 2021*
*Alternative, lower priced, non-flexible rates may be available directly with the hotels.
The rich industrial heritage of the city will provide an ideal backdrop to explore the key theme: history of medicine in the workplace.
Other themes of the congress are topical and relevant in the history of medicine.
The chosen venue; The Diamond Building forms part of The University of Sheffield and has excellent modern facilities in close proximity to the city centre. There are many types of hotels nearby offering accommodation to suit all budgets.
Sheffield is centrally located and has excellent road and rail links. There are many places of interest to visit in the city and nearby. These include the great houses such as Chatsworth and Wentworth Woodhouse. Eyam; the so-called Plague Village, is within easy reach, as are the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the National Coal Mining Museum. Excellent opportunities for outdoor pursuits are available in the Peak District National Park, some of which lies within the city boundary.
KEY THEMES AND INVITED SPEAKERS
- History of Medicine in the Workplace: Chris Corker, Joan Gaunt & John Dornan
- History of Pandemics: Mark Honigsbaum
- History of Nursing: Christine Hallett
- Innovation in Medical Engineering: Liz Beckmann & Sean Hughes
- General Topics in the History of Medicine
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.
Telephone: 0114 225 9058/9135
For all BSHM membership enquires please
This event is hosted by Aesculap Academia.
The BSHM welcomes participation by undergraduate students and a special registration fee of £20.00 per day has been arranged.
In order to confirm a place, please call or email the Aesculap Academia Events Team directly for availability.
Telephone: 0114 225 9058/9135
Abstract submissions are now open.
To submit your abstract please visit:
- Abstracts on any of the symposium themes including general topics are invited.
- Oral presentations will be 15 minutes long with 5 minutes for questions.
- Posters must conform to the required format. (To be confirmed upon acceptance)
- Abstract titles should be no more than 15 words in length and the abstract text no more than 300 words including up to 3 references.
- Abstract submissions will close on Friday 11th June 2021.
- Please note that this is a strict deadline in order to allow abstract selection.
- Authors will be notified of any decision by Monday 16th July 2021.
Full-time postgraduate students can register at member rates.