All Wales Events: Surgical Team Conference and Student Research Symposium

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Now in it's 12th year, the All Wales event takes place during the autumn within the beautiful grounds of Margam Park near Port Talbot. It is comprised of the Wales Surgical Team Conference in the morning, which is geared towards the whole surgical team and each years focuses on new relevant topics. In the afternoon, the All Wales Student Surgical and Dental Research Symposium takes place which provides the opportunity for Medical Students and Foundation Doctors to submit abstracts for presentation at the event.

Alongside this, school pupils in Wales are also invited to submit essays on topics relating to surgery providing winners with the opportunity to attend the symposium.

Is there parking onsite?

Yes, there is ample parking on site. Students attending from Cardiff may wish to take advantage of the free shuttle organised by CUSS.


Will refreshments be provided?

Yes, delegates attending either the morning or afternoon sessions will receive lunch. The afternoon session will conclude with a networking drinks reception.


I have submitted an abstract, can I have an oral presentation?

For the morning session, your abstracts will be considered for poster presentation only. For the afternoon session, the top scoring abstracts are selected for oral presentation at the judges discretion. Unfortunately, if your abstract did not score high enough we will be unable to offer an oral presentation.


I missed the deadline for submitting an abstract, can I still be considered?

Late abstracts will only be considered at the judges discretion. If we are able to accommodate late abstracts, you will only be considered for poster presentation.


When will I receive my certificate of attendance/presenters certificate?

We aim to send out all certificates within 2 weeks of the event. This includes presenter certificates and delegate certificates. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide personalised letters confirming presentation.

The event will consist of students' oral and poster project presentations and an opportunity for
students to network with surgical Consultants, Trainees and peers studying in Wales. Refreshments
available and the event will conclude with a free drinks networking reception.


Call for abstracts:
Medical and dental students in Wales are invited to submit abstracts, on any topic relating broadly to
dentistry or surgery, by the 27th October for consideration of presentation at the above event.

Submit abstracts online via the RCSEd website here.
Abstract deadline: Thursday 27 October 2022, Midnight.


Book now.

The event will be a series of talks by regional and national specialists focusing on sustainability. There will be a simultaneous QI poster competition, abstract submission via the RCSE website.
Surgical delegates are welcome to attend the afternoon student research symposium as Faculty.


The course fees are:
Consultants and Specialists £20; Trainees and AHP £10; Students and Unwaged Free.

QI Poster abstracts:
Abstracts for QI poster presentation should be submitted by midnight 27th October 2022, abstracts should be submitted here.


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Surgical Essay Title: Surgery in Wales: Sustainability
500 words maximum, Word format documents

Essay closing date: 27th October 2022 5pm

Submissions: Email essay (with your name, school and teacher) to

Trophy and medals for winner and runner-up.
All entrants will receive an RCSEd Certificate for their essay submission.
Top 10 essay finalists will also receive a FREE invitation to the 12th RCSEd All Wales Medical & Dental Students Surgical Research Symposium 2022 taking place on the 18th November 2022, 13.00-18.00 within the Orangery of the beautiful grounds of Margam Park, Port Talbot.


For further information, contact the regional organisers:

Stacey Warner (RCSEd):
Steven Backhouse:
David Owens:

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Get in touch

If you have any questions about this event, please contact us and a member of our Education team will be happy to help you.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
The Outreach Team

Phone: +44 (0)131 527 1600
Fax: +44 (0)131 557 6406