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RCSEd at ASGBI Congress 2013

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30 Apr 2013

ASGBI Century of SurgeryRepresentatives from The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh will be attending the annual Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland's (ASGBI) International Surgical Congress, which takes place at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) Glasgow, from Wednesday 1 to Friday 3 May 2013.

Entitled 'A Century of Surgery', this year's Congress celebrates the 100th anniversary of both the BJS and the Medical Research Council, and includes significant contributions from both in an exciting and comprehensive scientific programme, with sessions looking back over past achievements, as well as looking forward to future innovations.

The various Congress symposia, lectures and workshops will also look at improving surgical technique and how to achieve best practise. Many of the current political issues which are influencing all of our working lives will be debated and discussed. The programme contains the usual major scientific sessions and a plenary Moynihan Prize short paper session, in addition to invited lectures from some of the most influential and internationally renowned surgeons from the UK and abroad. 

The RCSEd Sir Robert Shields Lecture will take place at 11am on Friday 3 May.  Vice President Professor Jimmy Hutchison, will deliver the talk titled: 'When Death is Not Enough', chaired by Honorary Treasurer, Mr John Duncan. 

Other highlights from RCSEd Office Bearers/Council Members and the Faculty of Surgical Trainers Surgical Director include:

  • Chairman of the BJS Council, Professor O James Garden will speak on 'What has the BJS Done for Surgery?' at 2pm on Wednesday 1 May
  • Former RCSEd Vice President and Chairman of the Surgical Joint Committee on Revalidation, Professor George Youngson will give a talk entitled 'What's Missing?' in the Revalidation Symposium at 9.30am on Friday 3 May 2013
  • RCSEd Faculty of Surgical Trainers Director, Mr Craig McIlhenny will speak on 'Being a Surgical Trainer in the Future' at 11am on Friday 3 May

There will also be an RCSEd Taught Course - 'High Performance Teams in the Operating Theatre. How Non-technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS) Can Reduce Errors and Improve Outcomes'. This course will be chaired by Former RCSEd Vice President, Professor George Youngson and delivered by Dr Nicola Mann and Mr Craig McIlhenny (RCSEd Patient Safety Board and Surgical Director of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers) and takes place from 11:45am-1pm on Friday 3 May. Limited to 75 delegates.

During the course of the three days, our Outreach Team will be available to offer RCSEd information and guidance on careers and training, as well as information about the new Faculty of Surgical Trainers. There will also be a raffle for some coveted surgical books. We hope those of you attending will take the time to visit us at Stand Number 38.

For further information, please visit the ASGBI Congress website.

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