About this event

  • Date and time Mon 23 Jan 2023 from 9:00am to 4:20pm
  • Location Online
  • 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. 

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.


View the programme

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 Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust

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, Consultant Surgeon Major Trauma and General Surgery, St Mary's Hospital

Questions and answers

Session 2

We are all emergency surgeons

Professor Gillian Tierney, Consultant Surgeon and Honorary Professor, Royal Derby Hospital

Questions and answers
Burnout and addiction - you can get better

Dr Mark Wrigley, Consultant Anaesthetist, St Marks Hospital and Trustee, Sick Doctors Trust

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

Is there any advantage to off-midline site of specimen extraction to midline extraction in laparoscopic left sided colo-rectal resections? A systemic review and meta-analyisis

Mr Pratik Bhattacharya, Junior Specialist Doctor, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Usefulness of Pre-Operative Extra-Cranial Imaging in Radiologically Suspicious Glioblastoma in the West of Scotland: and a Proposal of an Imaging Diagnostic Pathway

Mr Simon Lammy, ST8 Neurosurgical SPR, Institute of Neurological Sciences and Neuro Oncology Research Fellow, Institute of Cancer Sciences, University of Glasgow

Artificial Intelligence and machine learning to predict functional outcomes of arteriovenous fistulae in patients with end stage renal failure

Pankaj Chandak

How does Laparoscopic surgery compare to Open procedures for Multi-visceral resections in Colo- rectal cancer resections? A Systematic review and meta-analysis

Mr Pratik Bhattacharya

Cryotherapy reducing length of stay following Total Knee Replacement

Dr Hamza Duffaydar, Foundation Year 2 Doctor, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

The incidence and risk factors for abnormal postoperative blood tests following primary total joint arthroplasty: a single centre retrospective cohort study

Dr Nakulan Nantha Kumar, Academic Foundation Doctor Year 2, University Hospital North Midlands

Minimally invasive surgery in ileocolic resection for Crohn's disease - A systematic review and meta-analysis comparing Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) with Conventional Laparoscopic Operations

Mr Pratik Bhattacharya

Cold, warm and composite ischaemic times: effect on kidney transplant outcomes. A UK national cohort study

Dr Christopher Seet, Core Surgical Trainee, Lewisham Hospital


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, Consultant Emergency Surgeon, and Clinical Director, General Surgery, London North West University Hospitals 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

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 Naumann, Consultant Surgeon, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Questions and answers
Prize results
Close of meeting



Registration for this event will close at 8:00am on Monday 23 January 2023. 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.