About this event

  • Date and time Fri 3 Dec 2021 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Laryngology and Rhinology

Most surgical events concentrate on the clinical matter at hand. However, in order to be a safe and effective member of a surgical team, it is vital to recognise what the non-technical aspects of surgical practice involve. This event will talk about these rarely addressed but practically essential non-technical aspects of being a surgeon. 

Topics of the event include:

  • Know about the psychological needs of surgeons as well as the leadership skills required to be a surgeon
  • Be able to use the lessons learned from surgeons as well as non-medical professionals to increase resilience, reduce stress and contribute actively to a multidisciplinary team

We hope you can join us in person at the RSM for this event, tickets are available to purchase here 

This live stream is available for on-demand viewing. The live stream recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the session broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the event takes place. 

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The Laryngology and Rhinology Section would like to thank our Annual Sponsors KARL STORZ Endoscopy (UK) Ltd, Medtronic, NSK United Kingdom Ltd & Severn Healthcare Technologies LTD and Oticon Medical for their valued support of the 2021 to 2022 Academic Programme. We would also like to thank our sponsor DP Medical for their support of this meeting.

Please note that none of the companies listed has had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of these meetings.  


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Registration for afternoon session
Welcome and introduction

Mr Michael Kuo PhD, FRCS, DCH, Consultant Paediatric Otolaryngologist – Head and Neck Surgeon of Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Perfomance anxiety in surgeons

James Chan, consultant plastic surgeon and violinist, Oxford

Psychological resilience in surgeons - What can we learn from performance athletes?

Phoebe Sneddon - Paediatric ED grid trainee and elite cyclocross racer, Nottingham

Psychological resilience and leadership in surgeons – What can we learn from the military?

Linda Orr - UK Defence Professor of surgery and consultant otolaryngologist - Birmingham

Comfort break
Leadership in surgery - Is it an attitude, a behaviour or a discipline?

Miss Victoria Ward-Hassan, Consultant Otolaryngologist, The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Emerging Leaders Fellow of the Lady Estelle Wolfson Leadership Fellowship, Royal College of Surgeons of England 2017-2018 and Mr Annakan Navaratnam, Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Registrar, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Round table discussion

Chaired by Ms Victoria Possamai
Consultant ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeon, Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS foundation trust

End of webinar




Disclaimer:All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

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