The Section of Surgery within the Manchester Medical Society was formed in 1950 when the Manchester Surgical Society became incorporated into the Society. The Section runs six meetings per year, usually on the evening of the second Tuesday of the month, which are held at Chancellors Conference Centre. One of the meetings is the annual trainee’s prize which incorporates the display of posters on a surgical topic by students at the University of Manchester. The Kenneth Bloor Memorial Scholarship is awarded most years to a member of the section. The aim of which is to provide a travelling scholarship to assist surgeons in training to travel to other centres. Members of the Section are also entitled to attend meetings of all other Sections of the Society.
Benefits of membership
Membership of the Society confers the following benefits:
•An opportunity to meet and network with colleagues across the North West Region and beyond.
•Discounted rates for meetings.
•Quality local and national speakers and local CME.
•(Trainees only) Eligibility to enter for the annual trainees’ prize.
•Eligibility to enter for the Kenneth Bloor Travel Scholarship.
•Access to a secure area of the website to view presentations of missed meetings and presentations from other sections.
•Eligibility for a University of Manchester Library card (currently the Society does not have access to library literature search facilities).
As far as possible the Section Council attempts to arrange stimulating and interesting meetings covering all aspects of surgery. Inevitably the Section Council cannot be aware of all current topics that may be of interest to members and the names of potential speakers. If any Society members have any suggestions for future meetings or the contact details of potential speakers they are encouraged to contact the Section or Society Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org