About this event

  • Date and time Fri 20 Oct 2023 from 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Emergency Medicine

Join us for this exceptional event where world-class clinicians from various surgical sub-specialties will come together to share their insights and experiences in managing cases in the emergency department. Gain valuable knowledge on navigating communication pitfalls and providing patient-centred care at the forefront of the NHS for low volume surgical conditions in Emergency Medicine.

By attending, you will:

  • Explore the current best practices in emergency management of specific conditions in surgical sub-specialties
  • Understand how to optimize communication and collaboration between the emergency department and surgical sub-specialties
  • Deepen your understanding of relevant clinical information that is pertinent and useful to surgical subspecialty teams to enhance the referral process and to aid communication

This meeting is particularly beneficial for trainees, as it covers numerous topics relevant to the Royal College of Emergency Medicine curriculum, including SLR01, SLR04, and SLR07. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills in emergency surgical care.

There are two prizes associated with this meeting, and the winners of each will have the opportunity to present their work during the meeting. To find out more about each of these, click on the links below.

Essay prize

Innovation in ED education prize

Can’t attend in person on the day? This event is available to watch on-demand for up to 60 days. Please register for the pre-recorded webinar here. The link to watch the webinar will be sent via email within a week of the live in-person event so that you can view it on-demand. 

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We would like to thank our sponsor Horiba for their support of this event. Please note that the main scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Fleur Cantle, Emergency Medicine Consultant, President, Emergency Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Maxfax pearls and pitfalls

Mr Andrew Power, Maxillofacial Consultant, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
Human factors in resus

Mrs Helen Martyn, Emergency Department Senior Nurse, Senior Lecturer, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board


Miss Eleni Maratos, Consultant Neurosurgeon, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
Essay Prize presentation: Revolutionizing diagnosis: Discoveries from a 10-year multi-centre retrospective study on acute aortic dissection

Farhin Holia

Innovation in ED Education Prize presentation: Outcome of introducing a remote clinical conversation between General Practitioners (GPs) and emergency care consultants

Greta Geller

Student Prize presentation: Is patient satisfaction with their care linked to doctor satisfaction in their role? Reflections from a public hospital in Mexico

Olive Jackson

Emergency general surgery: More than just a general referral

Mr Rishi Mukherjee, Consultant, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Major Trauma Surgery, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Mr Graham Cheung, Orthopaedic Consultant, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Mr Naveen Cavale, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Guy's and St' Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and Ms Amenah Galo, Plastics Registrar, Guy's and St' Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

The 10ish (gynaecological) commandments

Miss Jackie Ross, Consultant Gynaecologist, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
Closing remarks
Close of meeting



Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on Thursday 19 October 2023.  Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time

If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenter’s and RSM’s discretion.

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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