About this event

  • Date and time Tue 2 Nov 2021 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Live stream - online
  • Organised by Surgery, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

This live stream of the meeting The future of surgical training - how can we improve? will bring together the RSM, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Faculty of Surgical Trainers, Health Education England, and other influential medical education institutions to discuss the current status and the future of surgical training in the UK and beyond. Trainees will have the chance to meet and ask questions of the leaders of surgical training and those who influence policy in this area. 

If you would like to attend this event in London, please book your place here.

This meeting is held jointly with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and in association with the Faculty of Surgical Trainers. 

During this meeting you will:

  • Learn the current status of surgical training and the effect of the COVID pandemic
  • Explore the updated surgical curriculum and expectations of new consultants
  • Understand the role and function of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons in the future of surgical training 

There will also be the opportunity for students and trainees to present cases and compete for the prestigious John Dawson and Adrian Tanner prizes. 

We would like to thank our sponsor Wesleyan for their support of this meeting.
Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of the meetings.

Tickets

Standard pricing available until 02 November 2021.

Member

RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£40.00 £30.00 £30.00 £30.00 £10.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Non Healthcare Professional Trainee RCSEd Consultant Student RCSEd Trainee RCSEd Retired / Other RCSEd Student
£70.00 £50.00 £50.00 £50.00 £40.00 £30.00 £30.00 £30.00 £10.00

Agenda

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Welcome and introduction

Mr Joe Ellul, President, Surgery Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Professor Mike Griffin, President, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Part one

Mr Joe Ellul and Professor Mike Griffin

Improving surgical training - what needs to change? Are trainers adequately supported?

Mr David O’Regan, Director, Faculty of Surgical Trainers

Question and answer session
Lessons for training from the COVID-19 crisis - how we can train better post COVID-19?

Miss Manjit Dhillon, Silver Scalpel Winner 2021 and Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Question and answer session
Highlights from the new curriculum – achieving emergency and day one safe consultants

Professor Jon Lund, Chair, Joint Committee on Surgical Training

Question and answer session
The Stuart lecture - are consultant surgeons resistant to change in management and training?

Introduction by Professor Mike Griffin

Professor Steven Yule, Chair of Behavioural Sciences, University of Edinburgh

Discussion
Break

Part two

Chairs: Mr Mr Joseph Shalhoub, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Mr Tim Graham, Consultant Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon and Senior Lecturer, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, and Council Member, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

The foundations of long term virtual learning

Mr Usman Ahmed, Head of Virtual Learning, Heath Education England West Midlands

Question and answer session
Are core trainees still the forgotten?

Miss Celia Theodoreli-Riga, Head of the London School of Surgery and Consultant Vascular Surgeon and Senior Lecturer, Imperial Health NHS Trust

Question and answer session
Workforce resilience and recovery of training post COVID-19 - what have we learnt?

Professor Geeta Menon, Postgraduate Dean, Health Education England and Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Frimley Park NHS Trust

Question and answer session
Break

Part three

Mr Joe Ellul and Professor Graham Layer, Consultant Surgeon, Royal Surrey County Hospital

Adrian Tanner Prize presentations

Part four

Chairs: Miss Rachel Hargest, Consultant Surgeon and Senior Lecturer, University Hospital of Wales and Mr David O’Regan

How to get the most from your surgical training

Mr David Riding, RCS Edinburgh Council Representative for Association of Surgeons in Training and Vascular Surgical Trainee

Question and answer session
Things I wish I knew when I became a consultant

Miss Zoe Barber, Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Question and answer session

Part five

Chairs: Professor Rowan Parks, Professor of Surgical Sciences University of Edinburgh, Deputy Medical Director, NHS Education for Scotland and Vice-President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Professor Humphrey Scott, Dean, Royal Society of Medicine, Professor of Medical Education and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon St Peter’s Hospital

How can the Colleges work together to provide the best surgical training in the future?

Professor Mike Griffin, President Royal, College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Professor Neil Mortensen, President, Royal College of Surgeons of England, and Professor Jackie Taylor, President, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow

Prize results and closing remarks

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Location

Live stream - online

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The future of surgical training: How can we improve?

This meeting will bring together the RSM, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Faculty of Surgical Trainers, Health Education England, and other influential medical education institutions to discuss the current status and the future of surgical training in the UK and beyond. Trainees will have the chance to meet and ask questions of the leaders of surgical training and those who influence policy in this area.

  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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Prizes:

Surgery Section: John Dawson Medical Student Prize

Prize: 

£250

Open to: 

Medical students

Deadline: 

Tuesday 7 September 2021

Application guidelines:

Candidates should submit clinical case reports detailing original work. The report should be no longer 500 words and have a maximum of 5 references.

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to present their papers at a Surgery Section meeting on Tuesday 2 November 2021.

Apply here

Surgery Section: Adrian Tanner Prize

Prize: 

£250

Submission deadline: 

Tuesday 7 September 2021

Open to: 

All surgical trainees

Application guidelines:

Clinical case reports should be submitted for this prize focusing upon the multidisciplinary nature of the care of a surgical patient. The report should be no longer than 500 words and have a maximum of 5 references. Abstracts previously presented at another meeting should be declared.

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to present their papers at the Surgery Section meeting on Tuesday 2 November 2021.

Apply here

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

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar 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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