President's teaching day: Human factors and training - the rewards and pitfalls of a surgical career


Friday 7 April 2017


Venue Frimley Park Hospital NHS Trust
Portsmouth Road
GU16 7UJ
Organised by

Coloproctology Section


6 CPD Points

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about this event

Aims and Objectives: 

The aim of the meeting is to explore issues in the modern era of surgical training and how trainees can get the most out of what is being provided. The meeting will also cover human factors and how to cope when things go wrong.

  • Understand how to provide and get the most from surgical training
  • Know how human factors can influence clinical performance, behaviour and outcomes for the patient
  • Gain insight into some of the risks an individual practicing medicine, may face, and how to cope with adversity

The meeting will be of value to consultants and trainees and provide an insight into some of the challenges we face now and are likely to face in the future.

We have secured a faculty of highly acclaimed speakers.  Whilst the focus is on colorectal surgery and training this meeting will be of interest to anyone with an interest in how human factors can influence clinical practice and surgical training.

We are grateful to Medtronic for supporting this meeting.

We would like to thank our exhibitors:

Alesi Surgical Ltd


THD (UK) Limited


8.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.10 am

Welcome and introduction

Mr Mark Gudgeon, President, Coloproctology Section, RSM

Session one: Training - the trainers' perspective

Mr Justin Davies, Consultant Surgeon, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

9.15 am

Optimising colorectal surgical training – a deanery perspective

Professor Humphrey Scott, President Elect, Coloproctology Section Council, RSM

9.35 am

Human factors, systems and us: experience and evidence

Mr Tony Giddings, Retired Consultant surgeon

10.05 am

A look into the future of colorectal training – the role of the ACPGBI

Professor Nader Francis, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust & Bath University

10.25 am

Training the trainers – safeguarding the future

Speaker to be confirmed

10.50 am


11.00 am

Tea and coffee break

Session two: The big debate

Chairman and Adjudicator: Mr Jared Torkington

This house believes that any trainee who chooses to do so, can be trained to be a competent laparoscopic colorectal surgeon.

Co Chair and Referee: Mr Mark Gudgeon

11.30 am

For: Professor Mark Coleman

Against: Professor Tim Rockall

Session three: Improving outcome

Mr Humphrey Scott and Colonel David Edwards

12.15 pm

The aggregation of marginal gains in surgical outcomes

Mr Brendan Moran, Past President of the Coloproctology Section, RSM and Consultant Surgeon, Basingstoke

12.35 pm

Ileo-anal pouch services – getting it right

Professor Sue Clark, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, St Mark’s Hospital

1.00 pm


Session four: there but for the grace of god go I

Professor Sue Clark and Miss Sarah Burton

2.00 pm

What makes Laparoscopic surgery unsafe

Professor George Hanna

2.30 pm

Making grown men cry – the reality of a GMC investigation

Mr David Rae, Consultant Surgeon and Member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

3.00 pm

Mistakes are the portal of discovery?

Professor Neil Mortensen, Professor of Colorectal Surgery, Nuffield Department of Surgery, University of Oxford, Honorary Consultant Surgeon, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Oxford University Hospitals

3.30 pm

Tea and coffee break

Session five: Training - a trainee perspective

Mr Shiyam Nizar

4.00 pm

How to achieve JAG accreditation in colonoscopy with the increasing demands of surgical training

Miss Rhiannon Harries, Immediate Past President and Director, Association of Surgeons in Training

4.10 pm

A trainees perspective on the obstacles and mechanisms to optimising training opportunities in general surgery

Mr Ralph smith

4.40 pm

Summary and close of meeting

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  • On the day registrations will be taken on the day but places are limited.
  • RSM members rates from £45
  • Non members rates from £55


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