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.

Professor Ameet Ghanshyam Patel
President
Mr Joe Ellul
President Elect
Dr Josef Watfah
Honorary Secretary
Mr Joe Ellul
Honorary Treasurer

Upcoming surgery events and webinars

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

Prizes & awards

Surgery Section: Adrian Tanner Prize

Prize

£250

Submission deadline

Monday 1 June 2020

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to present their papers at a Surgery Section meeting.

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's 'President's Day' in September 2020. 

Apply here

Surgery Section: John Dawson medical student prize

Prize

£250

Submission deadline

Monday 1 June 2020

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to present their papers at a Surgery Section meeting.

Open to

Medical students

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 the Surgery Section's 'President's Day' in September 2020. 

Apply here

Surgery Section: MIA prize

Prize

£250

Submission deadline

Monday 1 June 2020

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to present their papers at a Surgery Section meeting.

Open to

All surgical registrars.

Application guidelines

Candidates are invited to submit abstracts from laboratory-based research papers of no more than 250 words

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to present their papers at the Surgery Section's 'President's Day' in September 2020. 

Apply here

Surgery Section: The Norman Tanner Prize and Glaxo Travelling Fellowship

Prize

First prize: £250 and the Norman Tanner Medal

Runner up: £250 Glaxo Travelling Fellowship

Submission deadline

21st January 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 March and the best presentation will be awarded the Norman Tanner medal plus prize money. The runner-up will receive the Glaxo Travelling Fellowship of £250.

Surgery Section: President's prize

Prize

  • 1st prize - £100
  • 2nd prize - £50

Submission deadline

Submission deadline - Tuesday 17 December 2019 

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to present their poster at the RSM in October 2020.

Open to

All surgical trainees

Application guidelines

Abstracts on any emergency general surgery topic should be submitted for this prize. The abstract should be no longer than 250 words and have a maximum of 5 references.

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to present their poster at the RSM in September 2020.

Apply here

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