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


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

Apply here


Standard pricing available until 27 June 2019.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£95.00 £75.00 £45.00 £45.00 £40.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£158.00 £125.00 £75.00 £67.00


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee

Why the emergence

Chairs: Mr Kandadai Rammohan, Thoracic Surgeon, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Mr Richard Page, Thoracic Consultant, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and
Professor Farah Bhatti, Cardiac Surgeon and Chair, Women in Surgery Forum, 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

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

How - the emergence

Chairs: Mr Rajesh Shah, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Mr Graham Cooper, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and
Mr Steve Rooney, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

The beginning

Mr Tim Graham, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Senior Lecturer in Clinical Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, University of Birmingham and Royal Centre for Defence Medicine UK

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

Mr Richard Page

Questions and answers
Endoscopic vein harvesting

Bhuvaneswari Krishnamoorthy, Horonary Research Associate in Cardiovascular Sciences, The University of Manchester

Questions and answers

Case presentations

Chairs: Mr Mark Jones, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
Mr Prakash Punjabi and
Mr Steve Rooney

Bidding for the future

Chairs: Mr Simon Kendall, Cardiac Surgeon, James Cook University Hospital
Mr Joel Dunning, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, James Cook University Hospital and
Mr Aziz Momin, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, BUPA Cromwell Hospital

Robotic thoracic surgery

Mr Sasha Stamenkovic, Clinical Director, Robotic Surgery and Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Barts Health NHS Trust

Questions and answers
Training pathway – skill sets

Mr Sridhar Rathinam, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Glenfield Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and
Mr Jonathan Afoke, Thoracic Surgery Registrar, St George's Hospital

Questions and answers
Best presentation award
Close of meeting


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