About this event

  • Date and time Wed 29 Mar 2023 from 8:30am to 5:05pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Surgery

This popular annual revision day provides candidates with the opportunity to refine and test their knowledge, practice exam technique, and clarify any issues with an experienced UK based faculty. Attendees will gain a dynamic view of the key topics covered in the general surgery section 2 exam and be provided with an intensive overview of the core materials.

Interactive talks covering most of the sub-specialties are delivered by experienced consultants making this recording ideal  for those preparing for examinations or trainees simply wanting to refresh their knowledge.

The primary aim of this meeting is to provide surgical trainees with updates in preparation for the FRCS in general surgery enabling them to acquire the knowledge, communication skills and techniques to excel in the exam.

This meeting will be available as an on-demand recording. To register to watch the on-demand webinar, please click here.

During this event you will: 

  • Know the current best practice in each surgical specialty. 
  • Understand the most important concepts in each subject. 
  • Opportunity to ask the speakers questions and discuss any difficult issues. 

Attendees will have a chance to engage in the discussion and to ask questions during the meeting. This event has CPD accreditation. 


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Standard pricing available until 28 March 2023.


RSM Member RSM Trainee
£120.00 £120.00

Non - Member

Non - Member Trainee
£185.00 £185.00


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Mr Diwakar Ryali Sarma, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust and Mr Josef Watfah, Consultant Emergency and Colorectal Surgeon, Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospital

Chairs: Mr Josef Watfah and Mr Diwakar Ryali Sarma

Colorectal cancer
Questions and answers
Structure of the exam tips and techniques to excel

Mr R R S Siddiqui, Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon, South Tyneside and Sunderland Royal Hospital

Questions and answers
What surgeons need to know about ITU

Dr Saibal Ganguly, Critical Care Consultant, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Questions and answers
Bariatric surgery for the exam

Mr Saurav Chakravartty Consultant Upper GI Surgeon, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital NHS Trust

Questions and answers
Tea and coffee break

Chairs: Mr Diwakar Ryali Sarma and Miss Catherine Zabkiewicz, Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, Royal Gwent Hospital Wales

Breast disease
Questions and answers
Endocrine surgery for exit exam

Mr Gabrial Galata, Consultant Endocrine Surgeon, King’s College and Hospital NHS

Questions and answers
Gallstones and pancreatitis
Questions and answers

Chairs: To be confirmed

Oesophagogastric surgery for the FRCS: Cancer, GORD and achalasia
Questions and answers
Hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancers
Questions and answers
Vascular for FRCS
Questions and answers
Tea and coffee break

Chairs: Mr Josef Watfah and Mr Diwakar Ryali Sarma

Principles of general surgery
Questions and answers
Benign proctology/IBD
Questions and answers
The FRCS part 2 : What to expect

Mr R R S Siddiqui

Questions and answers
Viva technique - hints, tips and how to prepare
Questions and answers
Close of meeting


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


Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on Tuesday 28 March 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.


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