About this section

The Surgery Section’s purpose is to provide a forum for the discussion and advancement of the art, science and practice of general surgery with some emphasis on the branches and sub-specialties that relate to this to all healthcare professionals and their students. The Section’s regular meetings provide a platform for participants to keep up to date through the exchange of ideas and in turn, provide top-quality care to their patients.

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.

Interested in joining the Section Council?

Section Councils play a pivotal role at the RSM and we are always looking for members who would like to get involved. If you would like to apply, please complete our application form and a Council representative will be in touch.

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Mr Joe Ellul
President
Dr Josef Watfah
Honorary Secretary
Miss Rachel Hargest
Honorary Treasurer

Upcoming surgery events and webinars

View all events and webinars being run by the Surgery Section.

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The future of surgical training – how can we improve?

This meeting will bring together the RSM, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Faculty of Surgical Trainers, Health Education England, and other influential medical education institutions t...
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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Prizes & awards

Surgery Section: Adrian Tanner Prize

Prize: 

£250

Submission deadline: 

Tuesday 7 September 2021

Open to: 

All surgical trainees

Application guidelines:

Clinical case reports should be submitted for this prize focusing upon the multidisciplinary nature of the care of a surgical patient. The report should be no longer than 500 words and have a maximum of 5 references. Abstracts previously presented at another meeting should be declared.

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to present their papers at the Surgery Section meeting on Tuesday 2 November 2021.

Apply here

Surgery Section: John Dawson Medical Student Prize

Prize: 

£250

Open to: 

Medical students

Deadline: 

Tuesday 7 September 2021

Application guidelines:

Candidates should submit clinical case reports detailing original work. The report should be no longer 500 words and have a maximum of 5 references.

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to present their papers at a Surgery Section meeting on Tuesday 2 November 2021.

Apply here

Surgery Section: Norman Tanner Prize

Prize: £250 and the Norman Tanner Medal

Submission deadline: Sunday 1 November 2020

Open to: All surgical trainees

Application guidelines: Candidates must submit clinically oriented papers detailing original clinical research, multidisciplinary care and audit leading to improved patients' care. Submissions should be no longer than 500 words +/- 10%. 

Abstracts will be shortlisted to present at a Surgery Section meeting in January 2021. 

Submit here

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Fellow

For professionals with a medical, dental or veterinary qualification recognised by GMC, GDC or RCVS.

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Associate

For professionals working in the healthcare sector or with an interest in healthcare issues and do not qualify for a Fellow membership. 

Associate

Student

For students studying medicine, dentistry or an undergraduate qualification in a healthcare-related subject, in the UK or overseas. 

Student