derby medical society

Founded in 1862. CPD with a Difference.


Welcome to Derby Medical Society!

Welcome to the Derby Medical Society website. The society was founded in 1862 for the purpose of bringing together medical practitioners from the many diverse branches of medicine to discuss the medical science of the day and to present and discuss cases of interest to its members.

To this day, the society maintains the spirit and motivation of its founders through the presentation of a yearly lecture series featuring keynote speakers from all walks of medicine, many of whom have world renowned reputations in their field. Additionally, the society has a proud tradition of supporting the medical community through its long standing association with the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund and through the provision of bursaries and awards for medical students and trainees.

2023-24 Session

Welcome back to the Derby Medical Society 2022-2023 Session. The President for this year is Dr Tanya Bleiker.

We welcome all doctors, medical students and senior healthcare practitioners to join us as at meetings and we encourage membership.

  • All meetings start at 7pm. No prior registration is required.
  • There will be drinks and food available before meetings in the Medical School foyer at 6:30pm.
  • Derby Medical School Lecture theatre is spacious, and we ask that you leave a seat between yourself and other guests.

DMS Meetings 2023-24

5th October 2023
Presidential Address
Dr Tanya Bleiker
Consultant Dermatologist (UHDB)
Thursday 26th October 2023
Pirates, treasure, slavers and pharmaceutical fraud – treatment of skin disease in the early 18th century
Professor Nick Levell
Consultant Dermatologist NNUH, President Dowling Club
Joint meeting DMS and UK dermatology Dowling Club
Wednesday 8th November 2023
Resetting Ethics
Dr Caroline Redhead, LLM, PhD.
University of Manchester
Tuesday 14th November 2023
Science, leadership, politics and communication during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic
Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam, MBE
Senior Strategy Advisor, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham
Wednesday 22nd November 2023
Open meeting:
Importance of Communications in Teams and
Lesley Allman
Communications Expert and Author
Wednesday 17th January 2024
Poster and case presentations and awardsDoctors in Training
Wednesday 24th January 2024
Translational Medical Education: Time for a Paradigm Shift
Professor Mini Singh
Professor of Medical Education, University of Manchester
Tuesday 6th February 2024
Global Medicine. Neglected Tropical Disease.
Dr Stephen Walker
Associate Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Wednesday 21st February 2024
The Essentials in Managing Skin of Colour
Dr Marissa Taylor
Consultant Dermatologist, Epsom and St Helier University Hospital
Tuesday 05th March 2024
Our Future Health- Revolutionising research into population health challenges.

Jackie Shears OBE
Our Future Health Director of Big Data and NHS Liaison
Tuesday 19th March 2024
The scandal of research waste and what we can do about it

Followed by the Annual General Meeting
Professor Hywel Williams
Nottingham Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology
Friday 14th June 2024Summer Event A Night at the Opera!

19:00 onwards
Shottle Hall DE56 2EB
Black Tie
Drinks reception followed by 3 course meal and musical entertainment from the world of Opera!

Tickets £60
(Medical students/Trainees £50)

To reserve your tickets please

First come first served as places limited!

– The Derby Medical Society Council.