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Princess of Thailand Honoured by RCSEd

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08 Aug 2012


The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) is delighted to have awarded Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand with an RCSEd Honorary Fellowship, on Friday 3 August 2012, in recognition of the contribution she has made in championing education and health in Thailand.



Her Royal Highness was presented with the Honorary Fellowship by RCSEd's President, Mr David Tolley, in Pattaya, Thailand. The presentation took place when Mr Tolley, and Council Members from the 500-year old Edinburgh College,  traveled to Thailand to attend a joint scientific meeting with the Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand (RCST). The meeting discussed 'Holistic Care of Surgical Patients' and celebrate RCST's 37th Annual Scientific Congress.


On presenting the honour, Mr David Tolley said:


"The Honorary Fellowship of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is the highest honour which the College can bestow and we are delighted to have presented this accolade to Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, on the occasion of the joint meeting between our two Colleges. 


"In bestowing the Honorary Fellowship, the College recognises Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's considerable involvement in community development activities, particularly in the fields of health, hygiene and education.  We also acknowledge her considerable humanitarian contribution to the people of Thailand, through her role as Executive Vice President of the Thai Red Cross Society for 25 years". 

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