The Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland (AoP) was founded by William Osler in 1907 to advance medicine “in a manner that promotes friendship amongst Physicians”. Over the years it has evolved into the premier learned society representing translational clinical research. It has recently further strengthened its base by opening membership to the wider medical community and by reaching out to early career researchers in the United Kingdom, Ireland and beyond.
TODAY WE ARE THE HOME OF INTERDISCIPLINARY TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE, INVITING COLLABORATION AND DEBATE AND JOINING TOGETHER PHYSICIANS AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF RESEARCH.
The Association invites scholarship around a shared vision of the value of interdisciplinary collaboration, reaching new audiences, seeking out and promoting new ways of working and encouraging translational research leading to the advancement of internal medicine and direct benefits for patients.
The Association of Physicians Annual Meeting (APAM) is the leading UK meeting for interdisciplinary translation medicine. Recent speakers at the Meeting include:
Professor Sir Peter Ratcliffe Noble Prize for Medicine 2019
Director, Target Discovery Institute, University of Oxford and Director of Clinical Research, The Francis Crick Institute, London
Professor Martin Landray
Deputy Director of Big Data Institute, Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Information and Discovery, University of Oxford
Dr Rino Rappuoli
Chief Scientist and Head External R&D, GSK Vaccines
Honorary Professor of Vaccinology, Imperial College, London
Professor Ellie Barnes
Professor of Hepatology and Experimental Medicine, Nuffield Department of Medicine, Oxford University
Professor Dame Sally Davies
Past Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Medical Advisor to the UK Government
Professor Chris Whitty
Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Medical Advisor to the UK Government and Past Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health
Professor John O’Keefe Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 2014
Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Cell & Development Biology,Division of Biosciences, UCL
Professor Caroline Dive
CBE Deputy Director & CEP Group Leader, Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute
Professor Sir Doug Turnbull
Professor of Neurology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne and
Director of Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Research
Sir Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive of NICE
APAM has also hosted joint symposia with the Academy of Medical Sciences.
The AoP supports ECRs and warmly welcomes them to attend the ECR workshop held at its annual meeting and to submit abstracts and participate in the full scientific programme.
Our grants programme offers a range of funding opportunities.
Our fellows comprise over 400 leading clinician academics and researchers. Fellowship is by nomination and distinguishes peer review only, please contact the Secretary for more information.