Annual Congress 2017


 Keynote speakers
 Prof Sir Harry Burns, University of Strathclyde

Prof Sir Harry Burns, University of Strathclyde

Sir Harry Burns graduated in medicine from Glasgow University in 1974. He was appointed Honorary Consultant Surgeon and Senior Lecturer in Surgery in the University Department of Surgery at the Royal Infirmary in Glasgow in 1984.  Working with patients in the east end of Glasgow gave him an insight into the complex inter-relationships between socio-economic status and illness.  He completed a Masters Degree in Public Health in 1990 and shortly afterwards was appointed Medical Director of The Royal Infirmary. 

In 1994, he became Director of Public Health for Greater Glasgow Health Board. In 1998, he took a part-time appointment with the Health Department in the Scottish Government as lead clinician in Scotland for cancer care.  In the course of this work he developed Managed Cancer Networks and helped re-organise cancer services in Scotland. 

In 2005, he became Chief Medical Officer for Scotland where his responsibilities included aspects of public health policy, health protection and sport. In April 2014 he became Professor of Global Public Health at Strathclyde University where he continues to research how societies create health and how complex systems theory can be used to improve the health of populations.


Dr Siu Wai Choi, Queen Mary Hospital, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Hong Kong, HKSAR

Siu-Wai is a scientist whose ideology drove her to the study of medical statistics and critical appraisal of the medical/scientific literature. She is a research officer at the Department of Anaesthesiology, The University of Hong Kong by day, where her research interests include the elucidation of epigenetic mechanisms involved in pain and pharmacogenetics of chronic pain sufferers. When she is not busy in the laboratory extracting DNA, or persuading patients to donate buccal cells for her studies, she works to make clinical effectiveness research accessible and endeavours to write articles on medical statistics which clinicians will actually be inclined to read.

Ms Anna Rowland, General Medical Council

Ms Anna Rowland, General Medical Council

Assistant Director of Policy, Business Transformation, Safeguarding
Fitness to Practise, the GMC

Anna Rowland is the Assistant Director of Policy, Business Transformation and Safeguarding in Fitness to Practise at the General Medical Council. Anna previously qualified and practised as a solicitor before moving into policy. She has an extensive background in legal and regulatory policy having occupied senior positions at the Law Society prior to joining the GMC.

Since joining the GMC in 2008 she has overseen a programme of fundamental reform to the GMC’s fitness to practise procedures, ensuring a more focussed, faster and fairer approach.

Dr Paul Baines, Liverpool
Prof Robert Copeland, Sheffield
Prof Vegard Dahl, Akershus University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
Dr Michelle Dawson, Royal Derby Hospital
Mr Kevin Downs, Royal Derby Hospital
Prof John Ellershaw, University of Liverpool
Mr Simon Ellin, The Recycling Association
Dr Kathleen Ferguson, Aberdeen
Dr Nick Fletcher, St Georges University Hospital
Dr Mark Forrest, Warrington
Dr Rupert Gauntlett, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne 
Prof Mike Grocott, Southampton
Dr Peter Groom, University Hospital, Aintree
Dr Dyfrig Hughes, Barnsley Hospital 
Prof Jennifer Hunter, University of Liverpool
Prof Ronald Jones, University of Liverpool
Dr Andy Klein, Cambridge
Dr Surrah Leifer, Lancashire
Dr Shubha Mallaiah, Liverpool Women’s Hospital
Dr Kirstin May, Horton Hospital Banbury
Dr Hamish McLure, Leeds
Prof Douglas McWhinnie, Milton Keynes University Hospital
Surg Comm Simon Mercer, Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool
Dr Upma Misra, Sunderland
Dr Julia Morch-Sidall, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle
Dr Dave Murray, Middlesbrough
Dr Judith Partridge, Guy's and St Thomas', London
Dr Emma Plunkett, Birmingham
Dr Richard Price, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Glasgow
Dr Johan Raeder, Oslo University Hospital - University of Oslo
Mr Darren Riley, Royal Derby Hospital
Dr Nancy Redfern, Newcastle
Dr Robin Russell, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Prof Guy Rutty, University of Leicester
Prof John Sandars, Edge Hill University
Prof Jodi Sherman, New York, USA
Prof Andrew Smith, Royal Lancaster Infirmary
Dr Ian Smith, University Hospitals of North Midlands
Mr Ian Stenton, Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals
Dr Richard Stevenson, Glagsow Royal Infirmary
Dr Carolyn Tarrant, University of Leicester
Prof David Taylor, Liverpool Medical School
Dr Jecko Thachil, Manchester Royal Infirmary
Mr Rob Thompson, Harrogate
Dr Andre Vercueil, London
Mr Robin Weston, Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Dr Nicholas Woodall, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital