14th Congress of the European Association of Museums of the History of Medical Sciences, Edinburgh, Scotland
17 - 21 September 2008
The Body: Simulacra and Simulation - models, prosthetics and interventions
Models in wax or plastic, wood or metal, plaster or papier- mache are held in almost every medical museum in the world; while the development of surgical interventions and prosthetics has also led to a range of materials being used to replicate and imitate external and internal parts and movements of the body. Congress 2008 will explore aspects of the use, culture, history, art and manufacture of models, prosthetics and surgical interventions. It is hoped that the conference will be the catalyst for the development of a European-wide electronic database of models and prosthetics held in medical collections.
Call for Abstract Submissions
Curators, scholars and collectors in any relevant discipline are invited to submit abstracts that explore the following strands:
Deadline: 15 April 2008 (approx. 250 words and 150 word biog).
* Medical Museums for the 21st Century
Special session Friday 19th September:Invited speakers include, Ken Arnold (Head of Public Programmes, Wellcome Trust) and Thomas Soderqvist (Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen)
There will be 4 sessions on the main Simulacra and Simulation, topics. Each session will have a moderated discussion.
An abstract (250 words max) and a short bio (150 words max) should be submitted by 15 April 2008, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Papers should be 20 minutes long.
Due to limited speaker slots, a poster session will also take place during the Congress. Please indicate on your application if a poster presentation is acceptable.
Submissions accepted and presented at the conference may be published, subject to copyright, in a publication of EAMHMS Congress proceedings, the EAMHMS website and/or the Scotland & Medicine website - www.scotland&medicine.co.uk . Please indicate if you do not want your presentation to be published in this way.
Tel contact, Dawn Kemp: +44 (0)131 527 1649
Congress Delegate and Accompanying Guest Fees:
The number of delegate places is limited to 150, a waiting list will be drawn up if the Congress sessions are oversubscribed.
Delegates may bring a guest to take part in all social aspects of the programme but please note, guests will not be able to attend sessions unless there is available space on the day.
Congress Fees, include the social and tour programme as detailed (the programme may be subject to change, if necessary) EAMHMS Congress rates:
Before 16 May 2008
Delegate Member 270 Euro
Guest of Member (social and tour programme only) 240 Euro
Non Member 300 Euro
After 16 May 2008
Delegate Member 300 Euro
Guest of Member (social and tour programme only) 270 Euro
Non Member 300 Euro
Congress Accommodation in Edinburgh:
Delegates must make their own accommodation arrangements but group arrangements have been made with the following hotels and guest houses, all within walking distance of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and in the heart of historic Edinburgh. Breakfast is included in the price of the hotels:
MacDonald Holyrood Hotel ****
Situated next to the Scottish Parliament and the historic royal residence, Holyrood Palace this hotel is less than a 10 minute walk from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. We recommend you book early to secure a room.
Price per night, bed and breakfast, Congress rate: £99single/£109double
Tel: +44 (131) 5288281
quote group code: EURO170908
10 Hill Square ***
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh's very own lodge style hotel, situated next to Surgeons' Hall. There are a number of rooms reserved for Congress delegates and guests. We recommend you book early to secure a room.
Price per night, bed and breakfast, Congress rate: £77single/£95 double
Tel: +44 (131) 662 2080
quote group code: M091029
Edinburgh Best Western ***
A ten minute walk from Surgeons' Hall, situated in an area steeped in Edinburgh's medical heritage, the hotel was formerly the Simpson Memorial Hospital, first opened in the 1860s. The hotel is also close to Edinburgh's Old Royal Infirmary and the Edinburgh College of Art.
Price per night, bed and breakfast: £85single/ £95 double
Tel: +44 (131) 6227979
quote group code: 410200/Royal College of Surgeons
Salisbury Green Hotel
University of Edinburgh Hotel
In the spectacular surroundings of the Royal Park in the shadow of Arthurs Seat, the imposing volcanic plug which dominates Edinburgh's skyline there is a range of accommodation available in this hotel and residency complex.
Price per night, bed and breakfast: £94 or 104 single/£109 or 119 double
Tel: +44 (131) 662 2000
These rooms can not be held under a group booking and your are advised to reserve a room as soon as possible.
Minto House Hotel
Less than five minutes walk from Surgeons' Hall close to the beautiful Royal Park and Arthurs Seat.
Price per night, bed and breakfast: £69/74 single /£109/120 double
Tel: +44 (131) 668 1234
Guest Houses/economy accommodation:
Thrums Hotel, Minto Street
Less than five minutes walk from Surgeons' Hall close to the beautiful Royal Park and Arthurs Seat
Price per night, bed and breakfast, Congress rate: £34.5 per person
Tel: +44 (131) 677 5545
quote group: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
These are just some of the hotels and guest houses close to Surgeons' Hall, they are all situated in central Edinburgh, close to the historic Royal Mile in the Old Town of Edinburgh information about other hotels in the area is available from:
Please note that many of these hotels work with web agents and you may be able to book directly through general hotel accommodation websites.