Wednesday, 16 November 2011

CMA (Kent) hosting talk on Hippocratic Oath

The Kent branch of the Catholic Medical Association are having their AGM and a talk in my parish on 29 November. I'll be going along myself to hear more about the Hippocratic Oath. Many years ago I visited Kos and brought back a T-shirt with the Hippocratic oath printed on it in Greek. My sister (a consultant geriatric psychiatrist used to wear it sometimes to medical conferences where her colleagues who did not know Greek twigged that there might be something suspicious about it. Here are the details of the conference:
Catholic Medical Association (Kent Branch)

AGM and Meeting (with some food!)
Tuesday 29th November 2011 7.30pm
Our Lady of the Rosary, 330a Burnt Oak Lane, Blackfen, Kent. DA15 8LW

The Hippocratic Oath 
by Fr Bernard McNally

Dear Friends, It was wonderful to see so many of you at the conference we held at Our Lady of the Rosary, Blacken earlier this year. Feedback from the day was very positive and we were really grateful to you all for your contributions to the day as well as to all our speakers.

We are pleased to invite you to another meeting on the Second Saturday and Sunday of Lent (25th -26th February) next year. But for now, it is high time we had an AGM of the Kent Branch. Geraldine Mceever and Ian Jessiman have held the posts of Master and secretary for many years and have both asked to be “let off”.

So, we will be having an evening meeting in November at which we will elect new officers for the Kent branch of the CMA. Any member of the CMA can stand for offices and all nominations are very welcome. Having an AGM should not take too long and so we will also have the Rosary or Mass, some food and a talk on the Hippocratic Oath by Fr Bernard McNally, Guy’s Hospital Chaplain. We do hope that you can come.

Whether you can come or not, please do the following Please can you all let us have your email addresses. That way we can keep you up to date with the latest edition of the Catholic Medical Quarterly and other important occasional news. Please note that only Kent Branch members may vote at the AGM.

Finally, please note that the Catholic Medical Quarterly is now on line at and we think it looks rather splendid with some excellent articles. Members should have received their copies by post recently. If not please tell us as we will need to check the membership database.  (Replies to

Yours sincerely

Dr Adrian Treloar and Wendy Schiess
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