Nice, November 2013

Minutes of the Autumn Meeting, November 1st, 2013 in Nice

The President, John Glees welcomed 27 members to the West End Hotel in Nice. He then thanked our local host Professor Jean-Pierre Gerard for arranging such a wonderful venue and programme. Jean-Pierre was elected as an honorary member of the Rad 51 and was presented with a tie and certificate.

Manchester Minutes

The Minutes of the Manchester meeting in April 2013 had previously been circulated and were accepted. Following the meeting CPD accreditation was applied for and granted. Two category 1 CPD points were awarded by the College and certificates have been distributed to those who attended the Manchester meeting.

CPD Points

Sunny Myint has applied for accreditation for the Nice Meeting. (Two category 1 points have now been granted by the College and certificates issued.)


Apologies were received from five members.

Proposed New Members

The following were proposed as new members. The secretary will write to them inviting them to join the group.

Simon Gollins. ( NW Wales ) Proposed : Sunny Myint, Seconded John Glees
Ros Eeles. (Royal Marsden) Proposed: Margaret Spittle, seconded John Glees
Leela Marsh (Nottingham) Proposed: Dave Morgan, seconded Eric Bessell.
Navita Somaiah (Royal Marsden) Proposed: Diana Tait, seconded John Glees.
Amandeep Dhadda (Hull) Proposed: Eric Bessell, seconded Sunny Myint.

Annual Subscriptions

The Secretary reminded everyone of the need to collect annual fees each year. This is proving difficult and all members were requested to consider setting up standing orders with their bank. (Society bank details available from Sid Arnott).

Rad Society Dormant Account

The saga continues! John Glees, Eric Bessell and Sid Arnott have all been to their local NatWest Bank branches to have their identity and position verified! It is hoped that we will receive favourable news soon.


Since the last meeting Dave Morgan has done sterling work on introducing and developing our website ( Details of past and future meetings are posted on the site as we receive information. Any archive material and photos should be sent to Dave (photos no more than 2Mb).

Society Name

After some discussion it was agreed that we would in future be called Rad 51. The name of the bank account will remain unchanged.

Future meetings

Glasgow 2nd, 3rd and 4th May 2014.
Bangkok 7th-18th November 2014
Leeds Spring 2015

Hosney Yosef and Noelle O’Rourke are hosting the next meeting in Glasgow. Plans are already well underway. The scientific programme will be at the Beatson Centre. The provisional social programme will include an informal meal on Friday evening, a sail on Loch Lomond or a cruise down the Clyde on Saturday afternoon with lunch at Noelle’s house on Sunday following a visit to the Burrell collection. Details will be posted on the website as they are finalised and also circulated to members. Several hotels have been approached with probably the Grand Central hotel being the preferred option.

The Bangkok meeting in November 2014 is to be co-ordinated by John Glees and Dave Morgan. Travel agents are to be approached for the organisation of hotels, travel and the social programme. The initial plan is to spend approximately four nights in Bangkok, with the Scientific programme to be held, at a hospital there, on Monday 10th November. Following this there will be an optional trip to a resort. Other options will be circulated or members may wish to discuss further options with the travel agent.

Sid Arnott : Secretary
0208 991 0858

John Glees: President
0207 730 2686

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