South Yorkshire-based Aesculap Academia UK has partnered with the British Society for the History of Medicine (BSHM) to assist with the delivery of their biennial Congress.

The Congress will be held in Sheffield on 15-18 September. It will include presentations by knowledgeable speakers from across the UK, who will share their expertise and research findings on key themes together with a diverse range of topics in the history of medicine.

The aim of the BSHM is to support organisations and individuals in the UK interested in all aspects of the history of medicine. This is achieved by promoting and encouraging research, teaching, sharing of ideas and the presentation of original material at events organised by the Society.

Michael Collins, BSHM President said: “Partnering with a globally recognised company like Aesculap Academia based in a city that has such a rich industrial heritage was a well-suited match for us.

“We look forward to welcoming delegates from many disciplines and we are very keen to encourage undergraduate and postgraduate students to participate. The Congress will have a strong local flavour reflecting the rich history of Sheffield in addition to featuring topical themes such as the history of pandemics and what we can learn from these.”

Adele Mercer, event manager for Aesculap Academia UK, said: “We’re delighted to be working so closely with the BSHM. The Congress looks at healthcare in the steel, cutlery, and mining industry as well as the people of Sheffield in the 19th century which is fascinating for us!

“Sheffield is a great hub of activity within the medical device world with not only our parent company B. Braun based here, but also with top performing NHS Trusts on our doorstep ensuring there is a wealth of healthcare expertise that we can draw on.”

Aesculap Academia UK has an international reputation for providing continuing education around cutting-edge topics, techniques and thinking to a wide range of healthcare professionals.

These include trainee and experienced surgeons, anaesthetists, physicians and nurses with an expanding portfolio of courses accredited by medical associations including the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS). To date, around 25,000 courses have been held with over one million participants.