As a society and I’m sure individually we are greatly saddened at the news of the death of our monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. She has been the monarch throughout the entire life of the society and will be greatly missed. Our condolences go out to her family and all who mourn her.

It has been a great honour to have been your president over the past 2 years. Despite the pandemic I have thoroughly enjoyed it. Working with council and Stephanie in particular has been great fun. Our treasurer Dr John-Paul Seenan in particular deserves high praise for sorting out our complex financial situation.

We have had 2 face to face meeting recently and I think we all hope that this can become the regular way of meeting and networking. I have been incredibly impressed with how the trainees have taken ownership of their trainees day and also with their other significant accomplishments. The society is definitely safe in their hands.

I will be sad to stand down in December but look forward to attending future meetings and meeting you all.

All the very best