We use cookies to track usage and optimise user experience. By continuing to browse and use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Event Details - RCSEd 2020 Triennial Conference - Making it Better

Key Facts

Share this page   Print this page


Triennial Conference 

RCSEd President, Professor S Michael Griffin OBE, is looking forward to welcoming you to the College's flagship Triennial Conference on 4-5 June 2020. The event theme is ‘Making it Better for Everyone’ using #makingitbetter and is for all involved with the care and delivery of surgical and dental practice in the UK and worldwide.

The conference will consider major themes that affect everyone who works as part of these teams, addressing key challenges that impact on the workforce in the workplace. This Triennial congress promises to inspire, through a range of plenary and parallel interactive sessions,  on the topics such as ‘Making it Better for Consultant and SAS, Trainees, you and your well-being, the working environment and ultimately for patients. The Conference will also include a symposium to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the death of Sir James Young Simpson and will include two eponymous lectures from Dr Catherine Calderwood, Chief Medical Officer in Scotland and Dr Valerie Rusch, President of the American College of Surgeons. 

The programme will cover sessions on Making it Better for Patients, The Workforce, The Environment, You and your Family, Your Well-being and the Working Environment.


  • Consultants
  • Trainees
  • Allied Professionals
  • Medical  and Dental Students
  • Dentists

Learning Style

This two day conference will comprise of plenary lectures, interactive breakout sessions, panel discussions,  oral free paper sessions and poster displays

Confirmed Speakers

  • Dr Catherine Calderwood, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland
  • Dame Clare Marx, Chair, General Medical Council,
  • Professor Hilary Sanfey, Professor of Surgery & Vice Chair for Education, Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine – Department of Surgery,
  • Professor Carrie MacEwen, Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
  • Brigadier Robin Simpson, RCGP Veterans Champion, Professor of Military Primary Healthcare and Veterans Health University of Chester
  • Mr John Peters, Director, Monkey Business, Insight to Action, Action to Performance


Professor R W Parks, Vice President, RCSEd


  • Course Fee for Consultant (Non RCSEd): £350.00
  • Course Fee for Consultants (RCSEd Fellow/Member): £320.00
  • Course Fee for SAS (Non RCSEd): £280.00
  • Course Fee for SAS (RCSEd Member): £200
  • Course Fee for Trainee (post MRCS, Non RCSEd): £280.00
  • Course Fee for Trainee (RCSEd Member/Affiliate): £200
  • Course Fee for Medical Student/Foundation Doctor/AHP/Retired Consultant): £150
  • Course Fee for Medical Student/Foundation Doctor/AHP/Retired Consultant (RCSEd Fellow/Member/Affiliate): £120

Location Specific Details

Edinburgh - RCSEd

The Triennial Conference will be held at the RCSEd Campus in Edinburgh.

back to top of page

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 Education Team

Phone: +44 (0)131 527 1596
Fax: +44 (0)131 668 9241

Email: Triennial@rcsed.ac.uk