About this event

  • Date and time Wed 29 Mar 2023 from 8:30am to 4:35pm
  • 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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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

What surgeons need to know about ITU

Dr Saibal Ganguly, Consultant Intensivist, Newcross Hospital

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

Mr Muhammad Siddiqui, Consultant General and Surgeon, Sunderland Royal Hospital

Questions and answers
Colorectal cancer

Mr Vanash Patel, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London

Questions and answers
Mock FRCS viva

Mr Muhammad Siddiqui

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

Ms Sabina Rashid, Consultant Breast Surgeon, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Questions and answers
Endocrine surgery

Mr Gabrial Galata', Consultant in Endocrine and General Surgery, King’s College and Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Questions and answers
Vascular for FRCS

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

Questions and answers

Chairs: To be confirmed

Benign proctology/IBD

Mr Kapil Sahnan, Locum Consultant Surgeon, St Marks Hospital

Questions and answers
Liver transplantation - overview

Mr Parthi Srinivasan, Consultant Surgeon, Liver Transplantation, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, King's College Hospital

Questions and answers
Gallstones and pancreatitis

Mr Stuart Gould, Consultant Emergency and Gastrointestinal Surgeon, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Questions and answers
Tea and coffee break

Chairs: Mr Josef Watfah and Mr Diwakar Ryali Sarma

Principles of general surgery

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

Questions and answers
Oesophagogastric surgery for the FRCS

Mr James Gossage, Consultant Surgeon, St Thomas' Hospital

Questions and answers
The FRCS part 2: What to expect

Mr Muhammad Siddiqui

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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