About this event

  • Date and time Fri 31 Jan 2020 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Surgery

**This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. Delegates who have already booked will be contacted by our Customer Service team.**

This exciting meeting will deliver knowledge base of trauma and emergency general surgery, facilitate the exchange of information and encourage interdisciplinary networking with related specialties. 

Meeting topics include:

  • To update regards to current trends in emergency surgery
  • Debate controversial issues in the management of emergency patients
  • Improve models of emergency surgery provision

Surgery Section: Norman Tanner Prize

Prize: £250 plus the Norman Tanner Medal
Submission deadline: Monday 16 December 2019
Open to all surgical trainees.
Application guidelines: Candidates must submit clinically oriented papers detailing original clinical research, multidisciplinary care and audit leading to improved patients' care. Submissions should be no longer than 500 words +/- 10%.
Abstracts will be shortlisted to present at this meeting and the best presentation will be awarded the Norman Tanner medal plus prize money.

Click here to apply

Surgery Section: President's prize

1st prize: £100; 2nd prize: £50
Submission deadline: Monday 16 December 2019
Open to all surgical trainees
Application guidelines: Abstracts on any emergency general surgery topic should be submitted for this prize. The abstract should be no longer than 250 words and have a maximum of 5 references.
Shortlisted candidates will be expected to present their poster at this meeting.

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View the programme 31 January 2020

Registration, tea and coffee
Introduction and welcome

Session 1: Trauma and Emergency Surgery

Ms Rachel Hargest

GIRFT in general surgery: what is achievable?

Speaker TBC

Trauma and emergency surgery as a stand-alone subspecialty in the NHS

Speaker TBC

Models for provision of emergency and trauma surgery

Mr Henk Wegstaple

Tea and coffee break

Session 2: Norman Tanner Prize

Chair: Mr Hamid Khawaja

Norman Tanner Prize

(7 min oral presentation, 3 min discussion)


Council meeting

Session 3: Cancer presentation in the emergency setting

Chais: Professor Ameet Patel, Mr Joseph Nunoo-Mensah

Pancreatic cancer: ERCP locally vs tertiary

Dr John Devlin

Malignant GI Bleeding

Dr Bu Hayee, Dr Dylan Lewis

Emergency colorectal cancer: Who should operate?

Ms Rachel Hargest

Tea and coffee break

Session 4

Chairs: Ms Avril Chang, Dr Jay Dasan

Perioperative optimisation of the acute patient

Speakers TBC

ERAS in the emergency settings

Speaker TBC

Is early cholecystectomy achievable in the NHS?

Speaker TBC

President Poster Prize
Close of meeting


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