The Medical Sciences Section organised the following events for the 2018 British Science Festival:

The robot will see you now

As technology in healthcare develops, is there a risk of losing the 'human-touch'? Attendees heard from leading scientists and clinicians about the opportunity and threats of future technology in healthcare and laboratory medicine. 

Space medicine

Beth Healey spent a year in the Antarctic wilderness applying knowledge of its remote conditions to study the effects of space on astronaut's health. This work is now helping solve the world's biggest medical problems, but how and why are we looking to space to solve such issues on earth?

President 2018: Dr. Beth Healey
President 2017: Professor Dame Leslie Fallowfield, University of Sussex
President 2016: Professor Andrea Nelson, University of Leeds 
President 2015: Iszi Lawrence

Co-recorder: Dr. Jennifer Harris, University of Cambridge
Co-recorder: Dr. Rebecca Drummond, University of Birmingham