About this event

  • Date and time Mon 10 Jan 2022 from 8:30am to 4:40pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Surgery, Critical Care Medicine

This event will provide an essential update on the modern management and peri-operative care of surgical emergency patients. Join experts from critical care, surgery and emergency medicine as they explore various emergency surgery situations and different care pathways. Modern principles of peri-operative assessment and post-operative critical care will be presented and discussed.  

The winner of the Norman Tanner Prize and Glaxo Travelling Fellowship will also be announced at this meeting. Please scroll down for more details.

During this meeting you will:

  • Understand the current best practice in various common surgical emergency situations from experts in their field 
  • Receive an update on the latest standards in peri-operative and post-operative critical (ICU) care 

  • Take part in discussions with expert speakers

This meeting is held in association with the RSM Critical Care Section.

If you are unable to attend the event in London, please click here to book the live stream.


Early bird pricing available until 29 November 2021.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£77.00 £46.00 £46.00 £46.00 £24.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Non Healthcare Professional Trainee Student
£141.00 £84.00 £84.00 £84.00 £44.00


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Session one: Planning for emergency surgery

Optimisation and preparation of the patient prior to emergency surgery – what are the latest standards?
Question and answer session
The emergency laparotomy – rapid assessment and effective surgery in an unstable patient
Question and answer session
Enhanced care (1.5): What’s the role in care after emergency surgery?
Question and answer session
Tea and coffee break

Session two: Post-operative care after emergency surgery

Critical care after emergency surgery - what are the key factors to providing best care?
Question and answer session
Post-operative care of the elderly frail patient - the multidisciplinary team
Question and answer session
NELA and outcomes after emergency surgery - what have we learnt? How can we improve?
Question and answer session

Session three: Case presentations and panel discussion

Presentations to be confirmed
Panel discussion

Poster session

Session four: Norman Tanner Prize presentations

Presentations to be confirmed
Tea and coffee break

Session five: The emergency laparotomy

Emergency surgery in inflammatory bowel disease
Question and answer session
Major pelvic bleeding during surgery-what techniques are available?
Question and answer session
How to tackle 'the difficult abdomen' in an emergency
Question and answer session
Laparoscopic surgery for peritonitis – what are the limitations?
Question and answer session
Prize results and closing remarks


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

Surgery Section: Norman Tanner Prize and Glaxo Travelling Fellowship

Prize: £250 and the Norman Tanner Medal

Submission deadline: Monday 1 November 2021

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 a Surgery Section meeting in January 2022.

Submit here

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

Registration for this event will close at 12:00am on Sunday 1 November 2021Late registrations will not be accepted.

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be  distributed  in future on various internet channels. 

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