This webinar is postponed due to Dr Nott being deployed into COVID-19 ICU to treat patients. This page will be updated as soon as we have a new date. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Dr David Nott OBE, Consultant Surgeon at St Mary’s Hospital and author of the bestselling memoir War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line, will be talking to Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones, RSM Psychiatry Section President, about his career and life experiences dealing with patients in conflict and catastrophe zones. David will also be discussing the difficulties in training war doctors and why he set up the David Nott Foundation.
David is no stranger to the RSM, having kindly given a lecture on Risk
at an Anaesthesia Section webinar in July 2020.
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David gained his medical degree from Manchester University, and in 1992 gained his FRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons of England to become a Consultant Surgeon. Currently, he is a Consultant Surgeon at St Mary’s Hospital where he specialises in vascular and trauma surgery, and also performs cancer surgery at the Royal Marsden Hospital. David is an authority in laparoscopic surgery and was the first surgeon to combine laparoscopic and vascular surgery.
For the past 25 years, David has taken unpaid leave each year to work for the aid agencies Médecins Sans Frontières, the International Committee of the Red Cross and Syria Relief. He has provided surgical treatment to patients in conflict and catastrophe zones in Bosnia, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Chad, Darfur, Yemen, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, Syria, Central African Republic, Gaza and Nepal.
In 2015, David established the David Nott Foundation with his wife Elly to teach enhanced skills to local surgeons working in hostile environments; ultimately ensuring better patient outcomes. To date, the Foundation has trained 803 doctors from around the world. For more information or to make a donation to the Foundation please click here.
In Britain, David teaches the Surgical Training for the Austere Environment (STAE) course at the Royal College of Surgeons.
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