The Travelling Surgical Society of Great Britain and Ireland is a group of surgeons, which travels to various hospitals and surgical departments around the world and in the UK. These are academic and clinical meetings and the purpose is to encourage educational and surgical exchanges.
Sir Clement Price Thomas was the third President of the Travelling Surgical Club (as it was then known) from 1952 to 1972. His other Presidencies including that of the BMA and the Royal Society of Medicine: he also became a Council Member and Vice President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
His son Martyn was consultant general surgeon to the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport from 1975 to 1990, developing an interest in urology and breast cancer. He served as surgical tutor to the Royal College of Surgeons and was a popular examiner in Wales and the University of Cambridge. Having retired early in 1990 from his post in Newport, he continued in clinical practice as Consultant Surgeon to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. Martyn’s natural teaching ability inspired him to volunteer as a demonstrator in the Department of Anatomy.
The Price Thomas Travelling Fellowship was established in their memory.
The holders (usually two) of the 2018 award will travel to Budapest. During this time
they will deliver at least two papers at scientific meetings at Budapest University
Hospital. The bursary will cover registration fees, travelling expenses, hotel costs and
all organised meals.