14 Jun 2016
On 8 June 2016, SCI’s Scotland Group, supported by the Royal Society of Edinburgh, hosted the Lister Memorial Lecture. The Lecture was delivered by Prof Dame Sally Davies DBE FRS, Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Medical Advisor to the UK Government, on the subject of Antimicrobial Resistance - The Global Problem.
The Lister Memorial Lecture is named after Sir Joseph Lister, the British surgeon who first introduced antisepsis into hospital routine and pioneered the field of bacteriology in the late 19th century. He is often known as ‘The Father of Modern Antisepsis’.
The medal was first awarded to Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin, in 1944, and was awarded for the 16th time to Prof Dame Sally Davies on 8 June. Other previous recipients have all been eminent scientists working at the interface of chemistry and medicine.
An audio recording of the full lecture is available via the link below.
A video recording of the full lecture will also be available on the website soon.