About this event

  • Date and time Mon 10 Jan 2022 from 9:00am to 3:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Surgery, Critical Care Medicine

This webinar 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 the Glaxo Travelling Fellowship will also be announced at this meeting. Please scroll down for more details.

During this webinar 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.

We would like to thank our sponsors The Confederation of British Surgery and W. L. Gore & Associates for their support of this meeting. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsors

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Welcome and introduction

Mr Joe Ellul, President, Surgery Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Dr Peter Shirley, President, Critical Care Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Session one: Planning for emergency surgery

Chair: Mr Joe Ellul and Dr Peter Shirley

Optimisation and preparation of the patient prior to emergency surgery – what are the latest standards?

Dr Mevan Gooneratne, Barts NHS Foundation Trust

Questions and answers
The emergency laparotomy – rapid assessment and effective surgery in an unstable patient

Mr Thomas Konig, Consultant Vascular and Trauma Surgeon, Royal London Hospital

Questions and answers
Enhanced care (1.5): What’s the role in care after emergency surgery?

Dr Sally El-Ghazali, Anaesthetist and Intensivist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Questions and answers

Session two: Post-operative care after emergency surgery

Chair: Mr Colin David Bicknell, Reader and Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Dr Manohasandra Majuran, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Critical care after emergency surgery - what are the key factors to providing best care?

Professor David Walker, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, University College Hospital and Professor of Perioperative Medicine and Anaesthesia, University College London

Questions and answers
The role of comprehensive geriatric assessment in perioperative care

Dr Nia Angharad Humphry, Consultant Perioperative Geriatrician, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Questions and answers
The National Emergency Laparotomy Audit - 10 years on

Miss Hannah Javanmard-Emamghissi, Surgical Research Fellow, Royal Derby Hospital

Questions and answers

Session three: Case presentations and panel discussion

Chairs: Miss Rachel Hargest, Consultant Surgeon and Senior Lecturer, University Hospital of Wales

Case presentations

Dr Genex Correa, ST7 Intensive Care Medicine, Guy's and St Thomas'​ NHS Foundation Trust, Ms Katherine Williams, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, St Mark's Hospital and Mr Michael Shinkwin, Colorectal Registrar, University Hospital of Wales

Professor David Walker, Dr Nia Angharad Humphry, Mr Colin David Bicknell, Professor Ameet Patel, Consultant Hepato-Biliary and Pancreatic Surgeon, King’s College Hospital and Mr James Horwood, Lead Surgeon Colorectal Surgical Department, University Hospital of Wales

Panel discussion

Session four: Norman Tanner Prize presentations

Chair: Mr Joe Ellul and Professor Ameet Patel

Refractory Crohn's perianal fistulas -- real world lessons from a tertiary cohort of patients following failure of initial biologic therapy

Dr Samuel Adegbola, Post-Doctoral Fellow, St Mark’s Hospital and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Imperial College London

Use of telemedicine for post-discharge assessment of the surgical wound: international cohort study, and systematic review with meta-analysis

Mr James Glasbey, National Institute for Health Research Doctoral Research Fellow in Global Surgery, University of Birmingham

Elevated platelet-derived sGPVI is a biomarker of venous in-stent stenosis in patients with postthrombotic syndrome

Mr Adam Gwozdz, Clinical Lecturer in Vascular Surgery, Imperial College London

Evaluation of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system to augment clinical risk prediction of Trauma Induced Coagulopathy in the pre-hospital setting: a prospective observational study

Mr Max Marsden, Surgical Registrar, Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Study on intraoperative localization of Sentinel Lymph Nodes using freehand SPECT in breast cancer patients

Dr Georgios Ioannis Verras, Surgical Resident, General University Hospital of Patras

Rationalising chest X-ray use in renal transplant recipients and live donors: Results of an audit

Mr Basim Hussein, Core Surgical Trainee Year Two, Yorkshire and Humber Deanery

Development of a Predictive Analytics Tool to model ICU bed requirements during the Covid-19 pandemic

Dr Emily Moran, Junior Clinical Fellow (General Surgery), Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

The Diagnosis and Management of Hand Osteomyelitis

Mr Matthew Wyman, Core Surgical Trainee One, Pinderfields Hospital


Session five: The emergency laparotomy

Chairs: Professor Jon Barry, Consultant Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgeon and Honorary Professor of Surgery, Welsh Institute of Metabolic and Obesity Surgery, Morriston Hospital and Mr Efthymios Ypsilantis, Consultant Laparoscopic General and Colorectal Surgeon

Emergency surgery in inflammatory bowel disease

Miss Rachel Hargest

Questions and answers
Major bleeding during surgery - what techniques are available?

Mr Tom Cecil, Colorectal Consultant and Clinical Director, Peritoneal Malignancy Institute Basingstoke

Questions and answers
How to tackle 'the difficult abdomen' in an emergency

Mr Akash Mehta, Consultant Colorectal and Intestinal Failure Surgeon, St Mark’s Hospital

Questions and answers
Laparoscopic surgery for peritonitis – what are the limitations?

Mr Josef Watfah, Consultant Surgeon, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust Northwick Park and St Mark’s Hospitals

Questions and answers
Prize results and closing remarks
Close of meeting




Surgery Section: Norman Tanner Prize and The Glaxo Travelling Fellowship


First place - £250 and the Norman Tanner Medal

Second place - The Glaxo Travelling Fellowship of the Section of Surgery of the Royal Society of Medicine. This will enable the recipient to attend the annual "Out-of-Town" meeting of the Section of Surgery in either the UK or overseas, use of the fund to attend an alternative conference is permitted by the agreement of Council. The winner shall be required to submit to the Council of the Section a brief report on the visit.

Submission deadline: Submissions closed

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.

Submissions closed

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

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s ​weekly COVID-19 Series ​webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

Registration for this live stream will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

This live stream will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This live stream 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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