Medicine and Me: Life After Facial Trauma

We invite you to a fascinating and stimulating event jointly organised by Saving Faces and the Royal Society of Medicine called “Medicine and Me: Living with facial trauma” on Monday 22nd January 2018 in London.

About the event

There will be a series of dramatic and inspiring short talks by patients describing their experiences of facial injury following domestic violence, general trauma and gang violence. This will be accompanied by internationally renowned surgeons and experts discussing innovative approaches to reduce gang and domestic violence and research to improve the physical treatment of facial trauma and the psychological recovery from this.

“Medicine and Me” will take place from 12.30pm – 5.30pm at the Guy Whittle Auditorium, Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE.

Guest speakers include:

  • Patients
  • Jane Keeper from Refuge – the women and children’s charity against domestic violence
  • Professor Lord Ian McColl of Dulwich CBE – former Shadow Minister for Health
  • Mr Douglas Hammond – Senior Lecturer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Central Lancashire
  • Mr Robert Bentley – Clinical Director for Major Trauma, King’s College Hospital, London
  • Mr Martin Griffiths – Lead for Trauma Surgery, The Royal London Hospital; Violence Reduction Lead, North East London and Essex Trauma Network
  • Professor Simon Holmes – Professor of Craniofacial Trauma, Barts Health, London
  • Professor Iain Hutchison – Director, The National Facial and Oral Research Centre; CEO, Saving Faces-The Facial Surgery Research Foundation


It is very much a patient and public educational event so you are very welcome to attend but places are limited so register ASAP. Patients, their carers and family members attend for free. Medical students and trainee doctors/trainee healthcare professionals can also attend Medicine and Me meetings for free.

Registration is now open via the Royal Society of Medicine’s website at Alternatively, you can register your place via email at or telephone 020 7290 3846.