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 at Cardiff University


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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, advances in vascular surgery and the role of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS).

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


  • Understand how presumed consent for organ donation was introduced in Wales and the effect it has on transplantation rates
  • Learn methods of cancer vaccination and discuss the results of a recent clinical trial in colorectal cancer
  • Know more about how surgeons are governed, particularly the role of the Medical Director and the RCS
  • Discuss the issues around surgical training and how excellence can be achieved
  • Know about the development of surgical cancer services in China and receive an updated on collaborative surgical research. 


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

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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, Royal Society of Medicine

Cancer surgery and science in Cardiff and China

Professor Wen Jiang, Professor of Surgery and Tumour Biology, Dean of International and Director of Cardiff, China Medical Research Collaborative, Cardiff University and Miss Rachel Hargest

9.00 am

Fighting cancer together: Welcome and introduction

Professor Wen Jiang and Professor Xiangqian Su, Vice President, Director of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Peking University Cancer Hospital and Institute

9.15 am

Successes and challenges of providing cancer care in Wales

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

9.30 am

Fighting cancer together: The health board perspective

Dr Meriel Jenney, Consultant Paediatric Oncologist and Assistant Medical Director, Cancer Services, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

9.45 am

Clinical practice and research of transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME) in China

Professor Hongwei Yao, Director and Chief Surgeon, Department of General Surgery in Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University

10.00 am

Vaccine trial for colorectal cancer

Professor Andrew Godkin, Clinical Professor, School of Medicine, Cardiff University

10.15 am

The surgical treatment of gastric cancer in China: Progress and challenges

Professor Xiangqian Su

10.30 am

Tea and coffee break and delegate group photo

Marble Hall

Controversies in surgical practice

Professor Jonathan Barry, Consultant Surgeon, Morriston Hospital Swansea NHS Trust and Mr Hamid Khawaja, Past President,Section of Surgery, Royal Society of Medicine

11.00 am

How does a physician manage surgeons: Clinical governance challenges as a medical director

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

11.45 am

Excellence in surgical training

Miss Rachel Hargest, Winner of Silver Scalpel Award 2017

11.25 am

Laparoscopic versus open distal gastrectomy for locally advanced gastric cancer after neoadjuvant chemotherapy

Professor Li Ziyu, Director, Gastrointestinal Cancer Unit, Beijing Cancer Hospital, Peking University

Medical insurance agency (MIA) prize session

Professor Malcolm Mason, Cancer Research Wales, Professor of Clinical Oncology, Cardiff University and Professor Ameet Patel, Consultant Hepatopancreatobiliary, General and Bariatric Surgeon, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

12.10 pm

Defining the roles of autophagy in the urogenital system of a novel Atg5-shRNA mouse model

Mr Adil Jaulim, Academic Clinical Fellow and PhD Student, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge

12.20 pm

MAGI - 1 proteins in invasiveness of human colorectal cancer cells

Mr Zubair Khanzada, ST5 General Surgery, Royal Derby Hospital

12.30 pm

14-3-3sigma: A potential target for treating breast cancer

Mr Jason Langley, Senior Health Officer, University College London

12.40 pm

Pre-operative asymptomatic bacteriuria: A risk factor for prosthetic joint infection?

Dr Ross Weale, Senior House Officer, Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust

12.50 pm

A gremlin in the works: Reduced bone morphogenetic protein antagonist gremlin aids breast cancer progression

Dr Catherine Zabkiewicz, Registrar and Research Fellow General Surgery, Cardiff University

1.00 pm

Surgery Section AGM

For Section members only

1.00 pm

Lunch - Marble Hall

Poster viewing and John Dawson poster prize judging

Adrian Tanner prize session

Professor Ameet Patel and Professor Jared Torkington, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales

2.15 pm

The role of cardiologists in the multidisciplinary pancreas transplant team

Dr Sian Dobbs, Academic Foundation Year 2 Doctor, Central Manchester Foundation Trust

2.24 pm

The model MDT: Evidence based 'multi-disciplinary-team' review, considered medical decision

Dr Daniel Doherty, Academic Clinical Fellow, Central Manchester Foundation Trust

2.33 pm

The transplant surgeon: An unlikely, yet suitably qualified, member of the complex neuro endocrine multi-disciplinary team

Dr Alexandra Griffiths, Foundation Year 2 Doctor, Central Manchester Foundation Trust

2.42 pm

Concurrent medullary and papillary thyroid carcinoma in mother and son: A case report

Ms Helai Habib, Surgical Senior House Officer, University College London Hospital

2.51 pm

Intra-gastric balloon causing compression induced acute pancreatitis: A case report and literature review

Dr Simon McCluney, Foundation Year 1 Doctor, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

3.00 pm

Nowhere to go but everywhere

Miss Anna Payne, Foundation Year 2, Royal Free Hospital

3.09 pm

Epididymal papillary cystadenocarcinoma metastasising to the testis in a patient with infertility managed with onco-microTeSE

Dr Nisha Pindoria, Core Trainee 1, North Middlesex Hospital

3.18 pm

Management of symptomatic reoccurring congenital diaphragmatic hernia resulting in an ectopic intrathoracic kidney in a pregnant patient

Dr Nisha Pindoria, Core Trainee 1, North Middlesex Hospital

3.27 pm

The complex management of a surgical pancreatitic patient with unexplained hypercalcaemia

Dr Emily Reed, Foundation Year 2 Doctor, Sheffield Teaching Hospital

3.36 pm

The multi-disciplinary management of a severe crush injury: Bridging the gap between adult and paediatric services

Dr Charlotte Richardson, Core Surgical Trainee, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Science short papers prize session - Syndicate Room C

Dr Tracey Martin, Lecturer, Cardiff China Medical Research Collaborative, Cardiff University and Dr Stephen Hiscox, Senior Lecturer, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University

2.15 pm

Prostate-specific PTen deletion in mice activates inflammatory microRNA expression pathways in the epithelium early in hyperplasia development

Dr Alwyn Dart, Research Fellow, Cardiff China Research Medical Collaborative, Cardiff University

2.24 pm

Prognostic value of a BCSC-associated microRNA signature in hormone receptor-positive HER2-negative breast cancer

Dr Chang Gong, Associate Professor, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hospital, Sun-Yat Sen University

2.33 pm

The prohibitin-repressive interaction with E2F1 is rapidly inhibited by androgen signalling in prostate cancer cells

Miss Sarah Koushyar, Senior Laboratory Technician, European Cancer Stem Cell institute, Cardiff University

2.42 pm

Prostate cancer exosomes as mediators of bone remodelling: Implications in prostate cancer derived bone metastases

Mr Ben Lanning, PhD Student, Cardiff China Research Medical Collaborative, Cardiff University

2.51 pm

MicroRNA signature as a potential biomarker for the identification of gastric cancer progression

Ms Moon Meng Xie, MD Student, Cardiff China Research Medical Collaborative, Cardiff University

3.00 pm

The effects of targeting osteoprotegerin (OPG) in non-small lung cancer (NSCLC) cells in vitro

Dr Sioned Owen, Research Associate, Cardiff China Research Medical Collaborative, Cardiff University

3.09 pm

PELP-1 regulates adverse endocrine responses to endocrine therapy in estrogen receptor (ER) positive breast cancer

Mr Michael Rees, PhD Student, Cardiff University

3.18 pm

Reduced expression of Kinase d-interacting substrate of 220kDa (Kidins220) in pancreatic cancer is associated with disease progression and aggressive traits of pancreatic cancer cells

Ms Cathy Shuo Cai, MD Student, Cardiff China Research Medical Collaborative, Cardiff University

3.27 pm

Downregulated USP3 mRNA functions as a competitive endogenous RNA of SMAD4 by sponging miR-224 and promotes metastasis in colorectal cancer

Ms Zaozao Wang, Research Assistant, Beijing Cancer Hospital, Peking University Cancer Hospital

3.36 pm

Coordination metallacages as tumour targeting drug delivery vehicles

Mr Ben Woods, PhD Student, Cardiff University

3.45 pm

Tea and coffee break

Marble Hall

Leading science and surgery in Wales and beyond

Miss Rachel Hargest and Mr Joseph Ellul, Consultant Surgeon, Princess Royal University Hospital

4.00 pm

Presumed consent – Increasing organ donation for transplantation in Wales

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

4.20 pm

Intestinal failure - Building an award winning team

Dr Barney Hawthorne, Consultant Gastroenterologist, University Hospital of Wales

4.40 pm

Management of thoracic aortic disease

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

5.20 pm

Bariatric surgery in Wales

Professor Jonathan Barry

5.40 pm

Does the Royal College of Surgeons provide you with a useful service?

Miss Susan Hill, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales, Vice President, Royal College of Surgeons

5.00 pm

Strategies and challenges of surgical treatment of metastatic gastric cancer

Professor Zhang Ji, Surgeon, Peking University Cancer Hospital

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

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