On the 18th of May 2013 took place the Annual General Meeting of the Romanian Medical Society UK 2013. The meeting has been organised with the support of the the Embassy of Romania and in collaboration with the Romanian Cultural Institute in London. The SMR-UK had the pleasure to have the Ambassador of Romania in London HE Dr Ion Jinga and the director of ICR Dl Dorian Branea as their guests.
The meeting was opened by the President of the SMR-UK Dr Radu Burtan who welcomed the participants and the special guests. He thanked the organizers especially Dr Edmond Munteanu, Dr Alex Lita, Dr Gabi Badea and Dr Gabi Frunza for their efforts in putting together this meeting and also Dr Vlad Schlezak for his enthusiasm in developing the Department of Art and Medicine within SMR-UK.
The Ambassador of Romania HE Dr I Jinga showed appreciation for the activity of the Romanian societies in the UK in general and SMR-UK in particular in improving the image of Romania in the UK and encouraged them to have a stronger position on local and national scene.
The vice-president of the SMR-UK Dr Gabriela Badea presented the ample activity of the society in the last 12 months and the Professional and Academic Adviser for the SMR- UK Dr Gabriela Frunza presented the results of the internet survey sent to members of the Romanian Diaspora regarding the structure of SMR-UK and the future development of the activity of the society . The presentations were followed by an interactive session of questions and answers with the audience and guests regarding the structure of SMR-UK and the way SMR-UK could develop new and more fruitful collaboration with other Romanian societies and charitable organisations in the UK, in helping the Romanian medical system.
The meeting continued with a piano recital of the internationally renowned artist Ms Anda Anastasescu who presented music written by Romanian composers.
The event concluded with the opening of the art exhibition “SMR-UK Art and Medicine” project
and a cocktail sponsored by the Romanian restaurant in London, “Casa Romaneasca”.