About this event

  • Date and time Fri 30 Nov 2018 from 9:00am to 30 Nov 2018 at 5:30pm
  • Location Chandos House
  • Organised by Urology

This meeting will give useful information for those sitting the FRCS (Urol) examination as well as providing an insight into the modern tools of surgical education. Delegates will also get the chance to hear trainee presentations from around the UK.

All surgical and urology trainees as well as consultants with an interest in surgical education will benefit from attending this event. 


Topics include: 

  • Useful advice and information to those sitting the FRCS (Urol) examination
  • Explore contemporary tools used in adult education
  • Update on the NHS Transformation Project

Key speakers

Wendy Reid

Director of Education and Quality, Health Education England 

Cara Featherstone

Psychometrician, RCS Edinburgh 

Craig McIlhenny

Director, Faculty of Surgical Trainers, RCS Edinburgh 

Mr Neil Burgess

Consultant Urological Surgeon and Chairman, Intercollegiate Examination Board for Urology, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

James Gilbert

Training Programme Director, HEE TV 

Mr Ian Walsh

Clinical Academic, Queen’s University Belfast 


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Welcome and introduction

Mr Jeremy Noble, President, Urology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Session one

Chair: Mrs Robyn Webber, Consultant Urological Surgeon Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

The intercollegiate examination in urology - maintaining standards

Mr Neil Burgess, Consultant Urological Surgeon and Chairman, Intercollegiate Examination Board for Urology, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Educational supervision and trainer recognition

James Gilbert

Surgical training and the arts

Mr Ian Walsh, Clinical Academic, Queen’s University Belfast

Psychometrics in assessment and analysis

Cara Featherstone

Faculty of surgical trainers’

Craig McIlhenny

Tea and coffee break

Session two

Winter short papers prize presentations
The impact of social deprivation on bladder cancer incidence, stage at diagnosis, disease management and mortality in Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Marcus Cumberbatch

Does a "negative" mpMRI imply sub-5mm "clinically insignificant" prostate cancer?

Katie Eyre

Is the answer in their genes? Phenotype of first-degree relatives with cystinuria

Francesca Kum

Drosophila prostate-like cells grow via steroid hormone-dependent and -independent mechanisms

Aaron Leiblich

Pre-operative predictors of outcome following male sling implant for post prostatectomy incontinence

Lap Yan Leung

A prospective analysis of robot-guided MRI-ultrasound fusion prostate biopsy

Catherine Lovegrove


Session three

The HEE workforce plan

Wendy Reid

Debate: Workplace based assessments are a waste of time

For: Daron Smith

Against: Roland Morley

Tea and coffee break

Session four

Winter short papers prize presentations
Investigating an innovative self-care model for patients with prostate cancer

Ankur Mukherjee

Outcomes of retrograde intrarenal surgery compared with ultra-mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy in the management of renal calculi

Aakash Pai

TREXIT - The year without the TRUS biopsy. Can we make a clean break from the trans-rectal biopsy?

Luke Stroman

Ureteric stones: Is a CT KUB on the day of surgery sensible?

Ali Tasleem

Does (Tract) size matter?

Htut Wai

Introduction of an enhanced recovery pathway for nephrectomy in a high volume centre

John Withington

Comfort break
Announcement of prize winners
Closing remarks and close of meeting


Chandos House, 2 Queen Anne Street, London, W1G 9LQ, United Kingdom