90th Anniversary Symposium for the Postgraduate Medical Journal

The Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine organised a Symposium in London on 1st October 2015 to mark the 90th Anniversary of its first official journal, the Postgraduate Medical Journal.

Speakers on the day  commented on what medicine was like in the 1920s, current progress in their field, and what is in prospect over the next 90 years.

Speakers included FPM Fellows Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed who will discuss Progress in Personalised Medicine and Professor Peter Barnes FRS, who will speak on Advances in Respiratory Medicine.

Sir Munir Pirmohamed was awarded a Personal Chair in Clinical Pharmacology at The University of Liverpool in 2001, and in 2007, was appointed to the NHS Chair of Pharmacogenetics.  He was appointed the Head of the Department of Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Liverpool in 2010.  

Peter Barnes has been Professor of Thoracic Medicine since 1987 and is Head of Respiratory Medicine at the National Heart and Lung Institute and Honorary Consultant Physician at Royal Brompton Hospital, London. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2007, the first respiratory researcher to be elected FRS for over 150 years.

The Postgraduate Medical Journal publishes topical reviews, commentaries and original papers on themes across the medical spectrum. It provides continuing professional development for all doctors, from those in training, to their teachers, and active clinicians, by publishing papers on a wide range of topics relevant to clinical practice.

Papers published in PMJ describe current practice and new developments in all branches of medicine; describe relevance and impact of translational research on clinical practice; provide background relevant to examinations; and papers on medical education and medical education research.

The FPM is a British non-profit organisation founded in the autumn of 1919 as a merger of the Fellowship of Medicine and the Postgraduate Medical Association, with Sir William Osler as its first president. Its initial aims were the development of educational programmes in all branches of postgraduate medicine.

The FPM now organises clinical and research meetings and publishes two journals. The FPM has since 1925 published the international journal, the Postgraduate Medical Journal. In 2012 the Fellowship launched a new international journal, Health Policy and Technology, published on the Fellowship’s behalf by Elsevier.

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