About this event

  • Date and time Fri 30 Nov 2018 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Surgery

This meeting will update all consultants, trainees, nurses and others involved in the emergency and traumatic surgery, management and best practice. 

The President’s poster prize will be awarded to the best poster submitted by a surgical trainee on the topics of trauma and/or emergency surgery.  

Topics include: 

  • Discussion on various trauma and subspecialised emergencies

  • Update on cutting edge approaches to trauma and emergency

  • Debate the training available for staff dealing with trauma patients

Key speakers

Ameet Patel

Professor Ameet GF Patel MBBS FRCS MS

Consultant Surgeon King’s College Hospital
Professor of Minimal Access Surgery and Surgical Innovation, King’s College London
Medical Director, London Digestive Centre
Chairman of Medical Advisor Committee, Princess Grace Hospital

Speaker's biography

Professor Ameet GF Patel qualified from St Georges Hospital, London in 1985. He trained in surgery in the UK (London, Norwich and Cambridge), Fellowship in Minimal Access, HPB, Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery, Australia. Research Fellowship in Pancreatic Surgery at University College, Los Angeles, USA with Professor Howard Reber.

Professor Patel was appointed Consultant Surgeon, Kings College Hospital in 1999. Within the first 10 years, he has developed one of the UK's leading Bariatric Centres, and also developed minimal access HPB surgery, including laparoscopic liver and laparoscopic pancreatic resections.

Over the last decade he is continuing to push the boundaries of Surgery, including single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) and microscopic percutaneous minimal access surgery. He has developed techniques for SILS cholecystectomy, gastric band insertions and more complex procedures such as liver resections, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. More recently he is developing his approach to endoscopic surgical and bariatric techniques.


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Session one

Miss Rachel Hargest and Mr Ben Cresswell

Registration, tea and coffee

Professor Ameet G Patel, Trauma Chair Miss Rachel Hargest and Mr Ben Cresswell

Violent trauma and role of healthcare in major trauma prevention

Mr Duncan Bew, Consultant Trauma and Acute Care Surgeon, King's College Hospital

Imaging and Intervention in Hepatobiliary Trauma

Dr Dylan Lewis - Consultant Interventional Radiologist, King's College Hospital

Vascular control: tips and tricks

Mr Hani Slim, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, King's College Hospital

Management of liver trauma

Mr Andreas Prachalias - Consultant HPB and Transplant Surgeon, Institute Liver Studies, King's College Hospital

Debate: House believes - "Trauma Training in UK alone is not sufficient"

Mr Duncan Bew - against motion (10 minutes), Miss Rachel Hargest for motion (10 minutes), Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, University of Wales (15 minutes)

Tea and coffee break

Session two

Mr Hamid Khawaja and Mr Joseph Watfah

Bile Duct Injuries: prevention and management

Mr Ajay Belgamukar, Consultant Surgeon, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust

Anal and Rectal injuries

Mr James Crosbie, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, University College London Hospital

Role of endoscopic management of gastrointestinal perforations

Mr Amyn Haji, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, King's College Hospital

Bariatric Surgical Emergencies - what every general surgeon should know

Miss Cynthia Borg, Consultant Bariatric and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon,University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Lewisham Healthcare NHS Trust

Poster Presentation Prize and Inauguration
Presidential Address: "Looking back through the Keyhole"

Professor Ameet G Patel

Drinks reception


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