Annual General Meeting 2012President’s reportProfessor Sir John Tooke PMedSci
Election of Honorary Fellow It is proposed to elect Sir Tim Berners Lee OM KBE FREng as an Honorary Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences,to be admitted at the AGM in November 2013
Proposal to establish a new category of Royal Fellowship • To allow Council to recommend any member of the Royal Family of the United Kingdom for election as a Fellow. • Nominations would be included as motions at an Annual or Extraordinary General Meeting of the Academy, to be approved by the Fellowship. • If the Fellowship is agreeable, Council recommends that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal is elected as the Academy’s first Royal Fellow.
Vice President (non-clinical) Professor Ron Laskey FRS FMedSci steps down as Vice President (non-clinical) after this AGM. He will be succeeded by Professor Martin Humphries FMedSci, Vice-President & Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester
Ordinary Council members retiring in 2012 Professor Richard Horton FMedSci Professor Kay Tee Khaw CBE FMedSci Professor Nicholas Lemoine FMedSci Professor Ian McConnell FRSE FMedSci Professor Caroline Savage FMedSci Professor Susan Wray FMedSci
Council election 2013 • 8 candidates nominated by the Fellowship, competing for 6 places. • Voting was conducted by the single transferable voting system and the procedure overseen by Professor Roger Jones FMedSci. • 358 votes were cast. There were no spoilt papers.
New Council members 2013 Sir Alasdair Breckenridge CBE FRSE FMedSci Professor Edwin Chilvers FMedSci Professor Maria Fitzgerald FMedSci Professor Jayne Franklyn FMedSci Professor Fiona Karet FMedSci Professor Andrew Lees FMedSci
Fellowship election 2012 new Fellows 46 New Fellows elected in April 2012 *no data for 4 Fellows 1059 Fellows in total at November 2012
Fellowship – geographical spread 59 103 25 4 27 50 16 26 153 25 376 34 161
Election of Fellows 2013: Candidates • 58 Candidates ‘lapsed’ after the 2012 election. • 245 existing eligible candidates are entering the 2013 election. • 105 new nominations were received by September 2012. • A total of 350 candidates are being reviewed for the 2013 election. 44 new Fellows will be elected in April 2013.
Sectional Committees 2012/2013 1. Physics, chemistry, biochemistry, structural biology, mathematics, informatics and engineering applied to biomedicine Chair: Professor Laurence Pearl FMedSci 2. Genetics, cellular and developmental biology, microbiology and immunology Chair: Dr Jean-Paul Vincent FMedSci 3. Anatomy, neuroscience (including neurology and neurosurgery), physiology, pharmacological sciences Chair: Professor David Eisner FMedSci 4. Medical specialties (excluding oncology, neurology) and paediatrics Chair: Professor Keith Channon FMedSci 5. Surgery, anaesthesia, oncology, clinical pathologies, imaging (including radiology), dentistry, ophthalmology, obstetrics and gynaecology Chair: Professor Hilary Critchley FMedSci 6. Psychiatry and mental health, public health, epidemiology and statistics Chair: Professor Tim Cole FMedSci 7. Primary care, social sciences, humanities and law in medicine, administration of health services, health services research, health policy, health improvement, education, science and society Chair: Professor Graham Hart FMedSci
Election 2013 Candidates *these numbers to be agreed at the Chairs meeting on 27 November 2012
Election timetable • 28 September 2012 – Deadline for nominations. • November 2012 – First round scoring and Sectional Committee Chairs meeting. • November/December 2012 – Short list for peer review. • January/February 2013 – Referees’ reports sought. • March 2013 –Sectional Committee meetings. • April 2013 – Sectional Committee Chairs meeting. • 25 April 2013 – New Fellows elected by council. • 26 June 2013 - Admission Day.
Past Fellows Professor Jon Driver FBA FMedSci Elected 2005 deceased November 2011 Royal Society Anniversary Research Professor Welcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging and UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Professor Terry Hamblin FMedSci Elected 2002 deceased January 2012 University of Southampton Sir Andrew Huxley OM FRS HonFREng FMedSci Honorary Fellow 1999 deceased May 2012 Nobel Laureate, Physiology of Medicine
Past Fellows Sir Alexander Macara FMedSci Elected 1998 deceased June 2012 President, National Heart Forum Sir Christopher Booth FMedSci Honorary Fellow 2002 deceased July 2012 Honorary Professor in the History of Medicine University College London Professor Griffith Edwards CBE FMedSci Elected 1999 deceased September 2012 Emeritus Professor University of London