GMVS Symposium in memory of Dr Carlo Acerini

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Date(s) - Saturday 7 November 2020
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Girton College


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Girton College Visitor Policy – COVID19

All Girton College Medics and Vets alumni are warmly invited to the Dr Carlo Acerini Symposium which will be held in College on the afternoon of Saturday 7 November 2020. This is our chance to mark Carlo’s fantastic contribution to Girton medicine and College in general, after his sudden, unexpected death last May.

We currently putting together the programme for the afternoon talks, and are hoping that most of the speakers will be current students. We also have one of Carlo’s great friends, Professor Robert Tasker, speaking about Carlo’s life and career.

The GMVS annual dinner will take place in the evening of Saturday 7 November in Hall. While this is the year when it is normally only for current students and Fellows, if you are able to attend the symposium and would like to stay for the dinner, you would be extremely welcome. The dinner is £45 for recently graduated doctors (FY1 and 2) and £55 for all others. Guests are also welcome, with tickets at £55. Please register your interest with the Treasurer, Limeng Zhu (, who will provide you with payment details.

We hope you are able to join us at this special occasion. For any queries about this event please email

Draft programme:

3.30pm            Tea and cake

4.00pm            Welcome and introduction: Dr Fiona Cooke (1989), Official Fellow

4.10pm            Pulmonary hypertension in neonates

Emma Chen, 3rd year clinical medical student

4.30pm            International collaborations amongst medical students

Limeng Zhu, 3rd year medical undergraduate

4.45pm            The Hammond Science Communication Prize: ‘INTEGRITY’

                        Bridget Ryan, 2nd year medical undergraduate

5.00pm            The Hammond Science Communication Prize: ‘INTEGRITY’

                        Jeremy Dempsey, 2nd year medical undergraduate

5.15pm            Critical Care and Flight Medicine in New Zealand

Medical Elective Presentation

James Cory-Wright, 3rd year clinical student

5.30pm            Dr Carlo Acerini: his life and contribution to Girton medicine

                        Professor Robert Tasker

5.55–6.00pm   Concluding Remarks, Dr Charlie Bell, John Marks Official Fellow in Medicine

The Symposium will be followed by the GMVS annual dinner.