Purpose

The Symposium Committee oversees the College's rolling programme of specialty-specific symposia, with each specialty being covered at least once every four years.

For each symposium, a call goes out for an organising chair in that specialty, who then establishes an organising committee. Each organising committee includes the specialty representative from the Symposium Committee and reports back to the Symposium Committee, which reviews the submitted programme, and approves it once completed.

The Symposium Committee strives to ensure that equality and diversity are placed at the centre of all our symposia, and organising committees are asked specifically to be mindful of this when choosing a programme.

Approximately 16 symposia are held at the College annually, with the College’s flagship St Andrew's Day symposium held usually in late November or early December each year. Additionally, several symposia are also held in partnership/association with other Colleges/Associations.

Members on the Symposium Committee serve for a five-year term and vacancies are advertised.

If you have any questions or suggestions relating to our symposia, please e-mail Eileen Strawn at e.strawn@rcpe.ac.uk

Membership

Symposium Committee Membership
Post holder Role
Dr Paul Syme Chair
Dr Jane Goddard Secretary Symposia
Professor Angela Thomas Acting President
Dr Gordon Duncan Specialty Rep. Medicine for the Elderly
Dr Ian Chan Journal Associate Education Section Editor
Dr Stuart Ritchie Specialty Rep. Diabetes & Endocrinology
Dr Graeme Currie Speciality Rep. Respiratory & Journal Education Section Editor
Dr Andrew Flapan Specialty Rep. Cardiology
Dr Elizabeth Grant Specialty Rep. Global Health
Dr Sathish Kallankara Specialty Rep. Rheumatology
Dr Shahida Din Specialty Rep. Gastroenterology
Dr Rachel Sutherland Trainees and Members' Rep.
Dr Roberta James SIGN Rep
Dr Claire Mackintosh Specialty Rep. Infectious Diseases
Dr Jeremy Hughes Director of Education
Dr Susan Pound Vice President
Dr Vinod Ravindran Editor-in-Chief, College Journal (JRCPE)
Dr Sarah Ross Specialty Rep. Clinical Pharmacology
Professor Ian Russell Specialty Rep. Public Health
Dr Alison Stillie Specialty Rep. Oncology
Dr Ailsa Oswald Trainees and Members' Rep.
Dr Channa Hewamadduma Specialty Rep. Neurology