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Activities and Events

Viking Surgeons Association Virtual Conference 2020

Hosted by Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare (FRRHH)

15, 16 and 17 September 2020

Register here

The Viking Surgeons Association (VSA) Annual Conference 2020 hosted by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare (FRRHH) will take place as three, one-hour long Webinars on the evenings of Tuesday 15th to Thursday 17th September 2020.

Each one-hour webinar will include topics under the headings ‘Trauma in rural areas’, ‘Tips and Tricks for the Rural General Surgeon’ and ‘How do we train a Rural General Surgeon?’. The aim is to provide a programme of interest to Rural General Surgeons in the UK, trainees in general surgery, and the many Rural Surgeons practicing throughout the world.

The Viking Surgeons Association is comprised of surgeons working in remote areas of Scotland and Nordic Countries and it is hoped during this series to forge links and discuss problems relevant to rural surgeons throughout the world.



The Faculty of Remote and Rural Healthcare 2019 November Workshop

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 13th November 2019

Join us to hear more on the activities of FRRH, how to get involved and how you can support the development of FRRH and remote and rural healthcare globally, the event will be hosted by FRRH Deputy Chair, Dr Rikard Moen, Head of Health, Transport for London and supported by FRRH Chair, Alistair Fraser, VP of Health, Shell.

This event will serve as a working meeting to gather feedback and input for the creation of a FRRH Capabilities Framework. This framework will deliver the following;

  • Provide a description of the scope of practice and capabilities required of those working in clinical roles in remote and rural contexts e.g. for healthcare organizations and their employees
  • Provide a foundation against which training providers can align course development for remote and rural health care professionals
  • Act as a basis for development of clinical examinations in remote and rural healthcare.

We are delighted to welcome three world renowned remote and rural healthcare speakers who will discuss the challenges and success they have experienced in remote and rural healthcare. The event speakers are three advocates of the professional diversity that the Faculty looks to support in developing remote and rural healthcare. Each speaker listed below will discuss the challenges to healthcare faced within their respective arenas followed by time for open discussion. 

Dr Sundeep Dhillon - Medical and Technology Advisory, Case Medicine

Dr David Flower -  Senior Health Director, BP

Dr Brian Davey - Director, Health and Safety, World Bank

We are looking forward to seeing you at the event, book your place here


FRRH 12th November Drinks Reception

The FRRH Executive Committee are delighted to invite you to an evening of informal networking on the evening of the 12th of November, 1700 till 1830 in the historic RCSEd Fellows Library. Book your place here

Tours of the Surgeons Hall Museum will be available on the evening. We ask that no food, drink or photography are allowed in the museum. 



Interactive Health Limited 

IHL works with expert healthcare practitioners and academics to develop smart mobile health programmes. These incorporate machine learning and are secured using blockchain.

We are developing  "Well@Work" (Occupational Health) and "Well@Practice" (Supporting Multi-Disciplinary Healthcare teams at remote locations}  as innovative smart prescriptions for active health. The incorporation of personalised life-long health pathways and a new rewards platform aims to motivate users to keep returning to them.


If you are interested in becoming a sponsor then please get touch with the Faculty Development Team at frrhh@rcsed.ac.uk

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