1973

Thrombosis
Prof. J R A Mitchell, Nottingham

1974

Diabetes
Prof. J Malins, Birmingham

1975

Prof. M Turner-Warwick, London

1976

Genetic Disorders of Red Cells
Prof. D J Weatherall , Oxford

1977

Chronic Pyelonephritis
Prof. D N S Kerr, Newcastle

1978

Rational Therapeutics
Prof. A M Breckenridge, Liverpool

1979

Science and the small intestine
Dr C C Booth , London Northwick Park

1980

Thyroid hormone metabolism
Prof. R Hoffenburg, Birmingham

1981

Acute and Chronic Hepatitis
Prof. Dame S Sherlock, London Royal Free

1982

Aims of the Health Service
Sir J Black, London

1983

Management and complications of diabetes
Prof. H Keen, London Guy's

1984

Viruses and Medicine 1984 Update
Dr D Tyrell, MRC Common Cold Unit, Salisbury

1985

Advances in diagnostic imaging
Prof. I Isherwood, Manchester

1986

Non Ischaemic Disorders of the Heart Muscle
Dr Celia Oakley, London

1987

Changing Concepts of Neuromuscular Disease
Sir J Walton, Oxford

1988

Gene Mapping
Prof V McCusick, Baltimore

1989

Uses and Abuses of Antibiotics
Prof. J G Collee, Edinburgh

1990

Necrotising Vasculitis
Prof. P Bacon, Birmingham

1991

Frontiers of Clinical Cardiology
Prof. D Julian, Newcastle

1992

Diabetes
Prof. K Alberti, Newcastle

1993

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Prof. H Hodgson, London

1994

Medical Training for the year 2000 and beyond
Prof. K Calman, London

1995

Medical disorders in Pregnancy
Dr M de Swiet, London

1996

What Price the National Health Service
Dr A MacAra, London

1997

Is there a causal link between BSE and CJD?
Dr R Will, Edinburgh

1998

Anti-Thrombotic Therapy in Coronary Ischaemia: towards the New Millenium
Prof. G Turpie, Ontario

1999

Clinical Effectiveness, Clinical Governance and Revalidation of Doctors
Prof. J Petrie, Aberdeen

2000

Diabetes and non-communicable disease in the Third World
Prof. Sir K Alberti, Newcastle

2001

Gulf War Syndrome
Dr S Wesley, London

2002

Health in Body and Mind - an emerging role for Genetics
Prof. D Porteous, Edinburgh

2003

A Grain of Truth? (Education)
Prof. P Kumar, London

2004

A Brief History of Bio-Terrorism
Prof. A Geddes, Birmingham

2005

Thyroxine - a simple treatment adulterated by guidelines, corporate power and individual greed
Dr A Toft, Edinburgh

2006

Managing Acute Chest Pain
Prof. K Fox, Edinburgh

2007

Renaissance of Acute Medicine in the 21st Century
Prof. Dame C Black, London

2008

50 years progress in cardiology
Prof. H Dargie, Glasgow

2009

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - outcome and origins
Prof. D Isenberg, London

2010

Healthcare in a time of famine
Professor Sir Michael Rawlins

2011

Reflections on end of life care: progress, problems and prospects
Professor David Clark, Dumfries

2012

Medical Research in the UK: progress and prospects
Sir Mark Walport, London

2013

Delivery of care in the acute setting: lessons from the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Inquiry
Robert Francis, QC

2014

Working with politicians on health issues
Sir Graeme Catto, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Aberdeen

2015

Heart failure: current and new therapies
Professor John McMurray, Consultant Cardiologist, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow and Professor of Cardiology, University of Glasgow

2016

Hypertension - is it essential and when does it need investigated?
Professor John Connell, Chairman, NHS Tayside, Dundee

2017

Advances in the management of bone disease
Professor Stuart Ralston, Arthritis Research Council Chair of Rheumatology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh

2018

Lung cancer – past, present and future
Professor Marianne Nicholson, Consultant Oncologist, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

2019

Precision Medicine
Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak, Regius Professor of Medicine, Vice Principal and Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow

2021

Salvaging the Ischaemic Brain - New opportunities for managing acute stroke
Professor David Williams, Professor of Stroke Medicine, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences