Faculty of Conflict & Catastrophe Medicine
LAUNCH OF THE FACULTY
The Faculty of Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine was formally launched by the Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Michael Savory on Monday, 11th April, 2005.
The inaugural lecture, "Doctors in the Trenches" was given by the eminent military historian and broadcaster Professor Richard Holmes.
WHO ARE WE
The Faculty of Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine has established conflict and catastrophe medicine on a firm academic and professional footing, both in this country and abroad.
This important area of medicine is now recognised as a specialist subject in its own right, confirming the Society of Apothecaries’ original commitment to developing a dedicated qualification in the field – the now widely respected Diploma in Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine.
It was the outstanding success of the Diploma, first introduced in 1994, that led to the creation of the FCC in 2005. The Faculty has since grown rapidly in influence and importance, nationally and internationally. Membership continues to increase and nearly 200 students are currently registered on the Diploma course.
The Diploma qualification has gradually evolved to reflect change and development in this field and to maintain its stringent standards. This ensures it can continue to meet the specialised needs of clinicians who work in conflict and catastrophe medicine, whether in a civilian or military setting.
Faculty members enjoy an active social and academic calendar of events and are encouraged to contribute to the FCC’s work and development while sharing their knowledge and experience for the benefit of fellow members.
The Faculty was granted charitable status in 2009.
Faculty President: Christina Dale
Course Director: Tim Healing
Course Convenor: Richard Williams
Faculty Coordinator: Goldy Gullo
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
Establish conflict and catastrophe medicine on a firm academic and professional footing
Create travelling fellowships in the field of conflict and catastrophe medicine
Organise training days and conferences for healthcare and other professionals
Build on the success of the Diploma in the Medical Care of Catastrophes (DMCC)