Graham Fraser Memorial Lecture (GFML)

An annual Memorial Lecture was established in 1994 by the Graham Fraser Foundation in commemoration of the work of Graham Fraser and incorporated from 1996 into the programme of the Section of Otology of the Royal Society of Medicine, England.

The Lectureship is open to any person who, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, is qualified to contribute to the advancement of the science and practice of otology, particularly with respect to the understanding, management and alleviation of profound deafness.

We are delighted to invite Catherine Birman from Sydney to give the 2022 lecture.  Her title is Optimising cochlear implant outcomes.  Her abstract is available here.

We are seeking nominations for the Memorial Lecture 2023; please complete this form:

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In 2014 the 20th Graham Fraser Memorial Lecture was the last to be held at the Royal Society of Medicine in London. Since 2015 the lectures have been hosted by the British Cochlear Implant Group (BCIG) within their annual conference to facilitate attendance by cochlear implant professionals nationwide.

A list of all previous memorial lectures can be found here:




The Trustees of the Graham Fraser Foundation invite applications from non-medical BCIG members for a travel grant for attendance at a national or international conference, short course or observership in another cochlear implant unit. Applicants should submit by post or email details of the proposed venture, level of support requested and curriculum vitae to:

The Graham Fraser Foundation

c/o Dr P Fraser

7 Somerset Gardens


London N6 5EQ


Tel:  020 8340 1266




Closing date for applications: 30 September 2022