Société Clinique

Our action

The Société Clinique Française organises professional meetings and academic conferences for the francophone medical community. It is a medical society ran by the Dispensaire Français.

The wide ranging topics (gynaecology, surgery, orthopedics, general medicine, nutrition, pediatrics…) attract all health professionals whatever their specialty.

Through meetings like these, the health community both develops its knowledge, links and contacts in a friendly way. In the future, we would like to develop links with British health centres so that they become aware of the remarkable work of the Dispensaire Français.

Who are we ?

Coordinator

Dr Caroline Pontvert is a consultant perinatal psychiatrist and works for the NHS with women in prison. She also has a private practice in London, sometimes advises the Consulate on complex psychosocial issues and has been a volunteer at the Dispensaire for over 6 years. She is responsible for the psychotherapy/speech therapy/psychomotricity committee.

Assistant Coordinator

Dr. Zoé Bellamy is a general practitioner with a specialty in women’s health. Dr. Bellamy has always associated her work as a general practitioner with consultations in family planning, university health centres and at the Dispensaire Français since 2019 where she treats women, children and men as well as adolescents and young adults in the Espace Santé Jeunes (Youth Health Space). She is also a member of the British Menopause Society.”

And the 120 members of the medical French speaking community…

 

Contact

Dispensaire Français
020 8222 8822
Email : info@df-sfb.org.uk

Dr Caroline Pontvert
Dr Zoé Bellamy

Where do the meetings take place ?

Our conferences and networking meetings take place in the Dispensaire Français – Société Française de Bienfaisance building.

 

184 Hammersmith Road
London W6 7DJ
Tube: Hammersmith

Some of the topics the last few years

Some of the conferences of the last few years

  • « Apnée du sommeil et ronflements : du diagnostic à la prise en charge » (Dr Martial Hemery, chirurgien ORL, Londres et Maisons-Laffitte)
  • « Vertiges et troubles de l’équilibre dans la pratique médicale quotidienne » (Dr Georges Fayad, Consultant ENT surgeon, Harley Street, Londres)
  • « Optimisation du potentiel neuro-psychomoteur en médecine sportive » (Dr Marc Saramito, médecin du sport, Cannes)
  • « Du bon usage de l’hypnose en médecine et en psychothérapie » (Dr Victor Simon, gastroentérologue, Paris)
  • « L’anorexie mentale » (Dr Anne Drouet-GroffConsultant PsychiatristLondres)
  • « L’hydratation du sportif » (Francine Joyce, diététicienne, DietConsulting, Londres)
  • « Chirurgie des tendinopathies » (Professor Nicola Maffuli, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Salerne, Italie)
  • « Dysfonctions érectiles et endocrinologie » (Professor Pierre-Marc Bouloux, General Medicine, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Londres)
  • « Traitement chirurgical du mésothéliome » (Professor Loic Lang-Lazdunski, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Londres)
  • « Peau et soleil, quoi de neuf ? » (Dr Sophie Bouvresse, dermatologue, Londres)
  • « L’apport des neurosciences dans le dépistage des troubles de l’apprentissage » (Hervé Glasel, fondateur du Cerene, Paris)
  • « L’endométriose en pratique en 2018 » (Dr Christilla Névi, gynécologue, Londres)
  • « Douleur de l’épaule, comment l’approcher ? » (Dr Carlos Cobiella, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Londres)
  • « Prolapsus et traitements de l’incontinence urinaire » (Dr Brice Rodriguez, Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Preston)
  • « Du poison au traitement : 30 ans de toxine botulique en neurologie » (Dr Marie-Hélène Marion, Consultant Neurologist, Londres)
  • « Dyspnée : l’asthme n’est pas la seule cause » (Dr Isabelle Roussin, Consultant CardiologistLondres)
  • « Urgences à Londres, un point sur la situation actuelle et sur les options pour mieux manœuvrer le système » (Dr Mathilde Konczynski, Emergency medicine Doctor, Manager of the Medicare Français and osteopath)

Our members

The Société Clinique Française welcomes all health professionals (GPs, specialists, consultants, paramedics) who wish to:

  • Attend medical or paramedical conferences in French and thus update their knowledge and interact with colleagues.
  • Meet colleagues, old and new, in a friendly environment.

Short history

The Société Clinique Française was founded in 1976 by Mr Brian Pickard (1922-2018) ENT Surgeon, FRCS and Dr Cecil Symons (1921-1987) MD, FRCP Cardiologist.

At the beginning, the aim was to give conferences in French to British doctors who loved the language and to promote exchanges with French health professionals.

With time, the Société Clinique Française has become a platform for the French medical community in London to meet and share experiences, but it never lost its first objective to promote Franco-British friendly and medical exchanges.

In 2022, Dr Caroline Ponvert and Dr Zoé Bellamy become coordinators of the SCF.

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