Newcastle the latest COVID-19 victim

Dear Friends of the DEÄV/AGMS,

Now that enough has been said about the Corona virus, whether correct or not, after countless conferences were cancelled last year– and again this year, and even the Oktoberfest has been called off, it is only logical to postpone the DEÄV/AGMS conference in Newcastle again. Our David Talbot, who is thankfully prepared to take on the organisation next year too, will give us the exact dates for 2022, depending on hotel availability and other events.

At this juncture many thanks for the preparatory work you have put in. I hope the organisers can carry their impetus forward into 2022.

My grateful thanks to all those who work on a voluntary basis for the DEÄV/AGMS. As I said, they are all volunteers. Since we don’t have a paid administrative office, please understand that it’s not always possible to answer members straight away.

In order to offer at least some compensation for the cancelled conferences, we want to host a video conference on 4 September 2021. The invitation to this event will be sent to all members separately.

Now I am particularly looking forward to 2022 in England.

And Kurt Trübner will have to carry on waiting until he can organise our conference in Essen, once the centre of the world’s steel and forging industries, in 2023.

The Society shall prevail!

Very best wishes,
Your Dr Michael Bohndorf

Welcome to the Anglo-German Medical Society

Before World War II there was extensive exchange between the British and German medical professions. With the idea of rebuilding the professional and personal relationships that had significantly cooled between medical doctors of the two countries during hostilities, the Anglo-German Medical Society (AGMS) was founded in 1959. Since then, a scientific conference has been held each year. The present membership is about 100, divided more or less equally between the British and the German Sections.

The Society’s main aims are as follows:

  • To encourage collaboration between doctors and medical scientists in the two countries.
  • To hold Annual Conferences alternately in the United Kingdom and Germany
  • To encourage an exchange of knowledge and ideas between the two countries.

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