President's day in Cardiff


Friday 29 September 2017


Venue Cardiff City Hall
King Edward VII Ave
CF10 3ND
Organised by

Surgery Section , Cardiff China Medical Research Collaborative


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about this event

This meeting will explore how the medical professions and politicians worked together to introduce presumed consent for organ donation in Wales. Key topics include cancer vaccination, intestinal failure and advances in vascular surgery.

Register now to hear a mix of scientific and clinical presentations which demonstrate the value of working together across specialties, disciplines and with partners at home and abroad. The meeting will finish with a dinner in the Marble Hall where you can enjoy an evening of fabulous Welsh food and music.

Call for abstracts:

There will be an opportunity for shortlisted candidates to present at this meeting and win cash prizes.

Submission deadline: Monday 31 July 2017
Prize: £250

MIA and Adrian Tanner prizes:


John Dawson medical student prize:


We would like to thank our exhibitors:

Cook Medical
Promega UK Ltd
Swann Morton Limited

Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of this meeting.


RSM/CCMRC member rates start at £30- £90
Non member rates start at £60 - £180
Optional dinner only £60 - Limited spaces available

* Following registration you will be contacted appropriately by email with; your booking confirmation, feedback survey and attendance certificate. For full details of the RSM privacy policy, click here


The programme and speaker line up will be updated regularly.


8.15 am

Registration, tea and coffee - Entrance hall and marble hall

8.50 am

Welcome and introduction

Miss Rachel Hargest, President, Surgery Section, RSM

Cancer surgery and science in Cardiff

Professor Wen Jiang, Professor of Surgery and Tumour Biology, Dean of International and Director CCMRC and Miss Rachel Hargest

9.00 am

Fighting cancer together – Welcome and Introduction

Professor Wen Jiang and Professor Jiafu Ji, President, Director of Gastric Cancer Centre, Peking University Cancer Hospital and Institute

9.15 am

Successes and challenges of providing cancer care in Wales

Mr Vaughan Gething AM, Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport, Welsh Government

9.30 am

Welcome and introduction to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Dr Graham Shortland, Medical Director, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

9.45 am

Fighting cancer together – Cardiff and Vale UHB Cancer Services

Dr Meriel Jenney, Lead Cancer Clinician, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

10.00 am

Vaccine trial for colorectal cancer

Professor Andrew Godkin, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist and General Physician, Spire Cardiff Hospital and Professor Awen Gallimore, Immunotherapy Researcher, Cardiff University

10.15 am

Chinese partner president

Speaker to be confirmed

10.30 am

Tea and coffee break - Marble Hall

Medical insurance agency (MIA) prize session

11.00 am

Presentation 1

11.10 am

Presentation 2

Speaker to be confirmed

11.20 am

Presentation 3

Speaker to be confirmed

11.30 am

Presentation 4

Speaker to be confirmed

11.40 am

Presentation 5

Speaker to be confirmed

11.50 am

Presentation 6

Speaker to be confirmed

12.00 pm

Presentation 7

Speaker to be confirmed

12.10 pm

Presentation 8

Speaker to be confirmed

12.20 pm

Presentation 9

Speaker to be confirmed

12.30 pm

Presentation 10

Speaker to be confirmed

12.40 pm

Presentation 11

Speaker to be confirmed

12.50 pm

Presentation 12

Speaker to be confirmed

1.00 pm

Lunch - Marble Hall

John Dawson poster prize judging - Assembly Hall

1.00 pm

Surgery Section AGM

For Section members only

Adrian Tanner prize session - Assembly Hall

2.15 pm

Case 1

2.24 pm

Case 2

2.33 pm

Case 3

2.42 pm

Case 4

2.51 pm

Case 5

3.00 pm

Case 6

3.09 pm

Case 7

3.18 pm

Case 8

3.27 pm

Case 9

3.36 pm

Case 10

Short papers session - Syndicate Room C

Dr Tracey Martin, Lecturer, Cardiff University

2.15 pm

Short paper 1

2.24 pm

Short paper 2

2.33 pm

Short paper 3

2.42 pm

Short paper 4

2.51 pm

Short paper 5

3.00 pm

Short paper 6

3.09 pm

Short paper 7

3.18 pm

Short paper 8

3.27 pm

Short paper 9

3.36 pm

Short paper 10

3.45 pm

Tea and coffee break - Marble Hall

Leading science and surgery in Wales

4.00 pm

Presumed consent – Increasing organ donation for transplantation in Wales

Mr Mike Stephens, Consultant Transplant Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales

4.20 pm

Intestinal failure - Building an award winning team

Dr Antony Barney Hawthorne, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Spire Cardiff Hospital and Miss Rachel Hargest

4.40 pm

Vascular surgery

Mr Ian Williams, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales

5.20 pm

Title to be confirmed

Miss Sue Hill, Vice President, Royal College of Surgeons

5.40 pm

Excellence in surgical training

Miss Rachel Hargest, Winner of Silver Scalpel Award 2017

6.00 pm

Closing remarks and drinks reception

Announcement of Adrian Tanner, John Dawson and MIA Prize Winners

7.00 pm

Dinner in the marble hall

Pre-booked delegates only

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  • Online registration will close on Monday 25 September 2017
  • RSM/CCMRC member rates start at £30- £90
  • Non member rates start at £60 - £180
  • Optional dinner only £60 - Limited spaces available
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Jointly organised by

Cardiff University

Do you need accommodation whilst in Cardiff?


organiser's details

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