About this event

  • Date and time Mon 23 Oct 2023 from 5:40pm to 7:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Public Engagement Programme

Join us for the Ellison-Cliffe Traveling Fellowship Presentation Evening to hear from previous winners of our prestigious fellowship about their experience abroad, the work that they did, and how this award helped them achieve their career goals. After the presentations, you are welcome to join us for a complimentary drinks reception.

Mr Matt Lechner, MD PhD FRCS (ORL-HNS) FHEA will talk about his training at the Stanford Sinus Centre at Stanford University and Stanford Healthcare in California (USA) with a one-year fellowship programme.

Phoebe Hodges will talk about her time in Zambia working at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, where she conducted research for her PhD project entitled ‘The spectrum of gastrointestinal disease in Zambia: are ulcerative colitis and environmental enteropathy mutually exclusive?'

Mr Veeru Kasivisvanathan will talk about his experience in Australia at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre as a Fellow in Uro-Oncology and his learnings working with the Prostate Theranostics Imaging Centre of Excellence team.

Miss Deena Harji will talk about her post-CCT fellowship at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Bordeaux (CHU Bordeaux), a high-volume, expert rectal cancer unit, internationally regarded to be at the cutting edge of clinical and academic surgery.

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Welcome and introduction

Professor Gillian Leng CBE, Dean of Education and President-elect, Royal Society of Medicine

Introduction to the Ellison Cliffe Travelling Fellowship

Dr Melita Irving, Chair, of The Ellison-Cliffe Charitable Trust

Presentation 1

Mr Matt Lechner

Presentation 2

Dr Phoebe Hodges

Presentation 3

Mr Veeru Kasivisvanathan

Presentation 4

Miss Deena Harji

Close of meeting
Drinks reception


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Registration for this event will close on 23 October 2023 at 9:00am (BST). Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time.

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