About this event

  • Date and time Mon 23 Jan 2023 from 8:30am to 4:20pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Surgery
Join this interactive meeting to hear from specialists in the field as they explore a wide range of topics covering the multi-speciality approach in emergency surgery. Attendees can anticipate to hear more on the revision for higher surgical trainees going for their FRCS exams as well as junior trainees preparing for MRCS exams. Additionally, updating the practicing consultants on the novel pathways and professional developments. 

The purpose of this meeting is to look into recent updates in Emergency Surgery, Pathways and Protocols of safe approach in difficult situations.

Benefits of attending:
  • Acquire the knowledge, clinical skills  and techniques to manage a wide variety of emergency on-call trauma situations   
  • Gain the know-how and the decision-making skills necessary for daily practice   
  • Participate in sessions, designed to provide the basic steps for adequate and timely diagnostic and decision-making 

The Surgery Section: Norman Tanner Prize and Glaxo Travelling Fellowship will also be presented and awarded at the meeting. Please scroll down for more information on how to apply. 

A CPD certificate with CPD credits will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 60 days for those that watch the recording.

Show Virtual / In Person rates

Tickets (In Person)

Early bird pricing available until 12 December 2022.


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 / SAS Doctors AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£141.00 £84.00 £84.00 £44.00

Tickets (Virtual)

Early bird pricing available until 12 December 2022.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£72.00 £43.00 £43.00 £43.00 £23.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP / SAS Doctors AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£132.00 £79.00 £79.00 £41.00


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Session 1

Acute severe pancreatitis - how, when and what to do?

Mr Ben Cresswell, Consultant General Surgeon

Questions and answers
Emergency bariatric surgery – How to cope?

Mr Saurav Chakravartty, Consultant Surgeon, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Questions and answers
AAA – How should it be done, by whom and where?

Mr Ankur Thapar, Consultant Vascular Surgeon and Senior Research Fellow, Mid and South Essex Hospitals and Anglia Ruskin University

Questions and answers
Rib fractures - the old, the frail, the medical‘ patient - under the surgeon?

Miss Una Walsh, Locum Consultant Surgeon, St Mary’s Hospital

Questions and answers
Tea and coffee break

Session 2

The general surgeon with special interest in emergency surgery - how do we find them and train them? Do we need them?

Professor Gillian Tierney, President, Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

Questions and answers
The surgical take - how can I cope with the pressures? Burn out?

Dr Mark Wrigley, Consultant Anaesthetist

Questions and answers
Research in emergency surgery - still career building

Professor Susan Moug, Royal Alexandra Hospital

Questions and answers

Session 3: Norman Tanner Prize and Glaxo Travelling Fellowship presentations


Session 4

Small bowel obstruction - the operation every trainee wants to do - when to do and when rather wait - what did NASBO teach us?

Mr Matt Lee, Clinical Lecturer in Surgery, University of Sheffield

Questions and answers
Pathways in emergency surgery - are they helpful?

Mr Stuart Gould, Clinical Lead, Emergency Surgical Unit, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Questions and answers
Coloproctology potpourri - the acute bum

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

Questions and answers
Tea and coffee break

Session 5

The acute IBD patient on the surgical take - what is the right strategy in 2023

Mr Kapil Sahnan, Locum Colorectal Surgeon, St Mark’s Hospital

Questions and answers
Trauma laparotomy damage control surgery – principles

To be confirmed

Questions and answers
Splenectomy in trauma

Mr David Nauman, Consultant Surgeon, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Questions and answers
Prize results
Close of meeting


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

Surgery section - Prize for the meeting:

Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on Sunday 22 January 2022. Late registrations will not be accepted. 
The agenda is subject to change at any time 
If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenter’s and RSM’s discretion. 
All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations. 
This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.