About this event

  • Date and time Fri 28 Jun 2019 from 9:00am to 4:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Cardiothoracic

Join the Cardiothoracic Section as we highlight the ever-changing workforce and discuss its benefits and sharing good practice.

We'll set standards for uniformity in all units, and cover expectations of training and education for all of the workforce involved.

Topics include:

  • Fostering a team approach
  • Encouraging best practice
  • Minimum standards of workforce needed
  • Train the future workforce

Innovation in Cardiothoracic Surgery: Win a year's free RSM membership

Guidelines: Submit a 250-word abstract on a case presentation. The abstract can include figures, diagrams and scans. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their paper at a Cardiothoracic meeting.


  • Oral presentation: One year’s free RSM membership and a bottle of champagne
  • Poster presentation: One year’s free RSM membership and a bottle of wine

Open to: All pre-clinical and clinical cardiothoracic students and trainees.

Submission deadline: Sunday 2 June 2019

Please send your abstract to this email address: cardiothoracic@rsm.ac.uk


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee

Session one: The present situation

Chairs: Mr Kandadai Rammohan, Thoracic Surgeon, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Mr Simon Kendall, President Elect Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesborough and Miss Stella Vig, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Council Member, Royal College of Surgeons of England

The current panorama

Mr Prakash Punjabi, Consultant cardiothoracic Surgeon, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Questions and answers
ANP/SCP contribution

Ms Helen Munday, Matron for Cardiothoracic Surgery and Respiratory Medicine, St Bartholomew’s Hospital

Questions and answers
Evolution of VATS lobectomy

Mr Giuseppe Aresu, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Questions and answers
Tea and coffee break

Poster viewing

Session two: Current developments

Chairs: Mr Rajesh Shah, Chair Specialty Advisory Committee, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust and Mr Mark Jones, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

The new cardiothoracic curriculum

Mr Rajesh Shah

Questions and answers
Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT): Lessons and recommendations

Mr Simon Kendall

Questions and answers
Endoscopic vein harvesting

Mr Dennis Noel, Surgical Care Practitioner, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast

Questions and answers

Poster viewing 

Session three: Case presentations

Chairs: Mr Mark Jones and Mr Prakash Punjabi


Can nurse-led criteria-based discharge reduce length of stay in thoracic surgery?

Mr Denish Apparau on behalf of Mr Marcus Taylor

An unusual complication of Seldinger chest drain insertion

Dr Georgia Layton

Re -redo –endoscopic tricuspid valve replacement in previous double valves replaced patient

Mr Mayooran Nithiananthan

Will combination of CT FFR coronary angiogram and adjunct software replace invasive diagnostic coronary angiography as a diagnostic modality?

Miss Sophia Mahboob

The Thoraflex hybrid approach using a zone 0 proximal Landing site for first stage treatment of a thoracoabdominal aneurysm

Dr Ramanish Ravishankar

Session four: Bidding for the future

Chairs: Mr Simon Kendall, Mr Kandadai Rammohan and Mr Aziz Momin, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, BUPA Cromwell Hospital

Safe and prepared for the technological revolution

Mr Sasha Stamenkovic, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon and Director of Robotic Surgery, Bart’s Health NHS Trust

Questions and answers
Training pathways - changes and challenges

Mr Sridhar Rathinam, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and Mr Jonathan Afoke, Cardiothoracic Registrar, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Questions and answers
Awarding of the prize
Close of meeting


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