28 November 2016.

Plans for the forthcoming conference in January are well underway and the updated programme/booking form is available to download here BLMA 2017-programme-ver-3.  For anyone who  downlaoded an earlier version of the programme, please note that the conference fees have been reduced to £60 for doctors and £30 for nurses, the same as last year.


09 November 2016

The 43rd AGM and Conference of the LMA will take place at Cathedral House, St Chads, located in the centre of Birmingham, on the weekend of the 27-29 January, 2017.

The theme of the conference is Competence in Practice – future-proofing Lourdes Pilgrimages.

The programme and speakers are still being finalised and further information will be added in due course.



03 October 2016

Dr Michael Dulake, a longstanding LMA member, recently passed away.  I am grateful to Denis and Mary Daley for providing the following:

Dr Michael Dulake was a loyal member of the LMA for many years and served on the CMIL too, where he was very popular with the French members as he spoke their language well. He was a great friend of Lourdes and the HCPT.  His wife, Maureen, another doctor, who died in 2000, was also involved with both HCPT and the LMA.  For a time they both helped Dr Vivienne d'Andria to translate articles from French for the English version of the Lourdes Medical Bulletin.  Michael was a distinguished consultant physician specialising in cardiology, working at St George's Hospital and St James' Hospital Balham. For many years Michael and Maureen helped out with the medical cover at the Passage Westminster.  As a person he was always charming, friendly and courteous – a very gentle gentleman. His requiem Mass will take place at 1 p.m. on Thursday 13th October at St Joseph’s Church, Roehampton SW15 4LE. 



19 August 2016

Preliminary announcement: the next annual conference of the British Lourdes Medical Association will take place in Birmingham from Friday 27th – Sunday 29th January 2017.



27 February 2016.

The BLMA Council have published some advice about good practice relating to medicine transcription on pilgrimage.  Download here: Transcription of Prescribed Drugs for Sick Pilgrims

27 February 2016.

At their recent AGM the LMA voted to adopt the new name British Lourdes Medical Association; this takes into account the merger with the BLNA and the existence of other nations Lourdes Medical Associations. 

The next AGM and Annual conference of the BLMA will take place in Birmingham 27-29, January 2017.  A summary of this year's meeting, which was very successful, will be posted shortly.