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30 Aug 2013


The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RSCEd) is pleased to invite the surgical community to attend its annual flagship event, the President's Meeting and Audit Symposium 2014, which will discuss 'Emergency Surgery in the 21st Century' on Friday 21 March 2014.

With the increasing challenge of delivering an effective and safe emergency surgical service, the focus of the meeting will be on models of service provision and will include updates from each of the Specialty Associations.

The College is pleased to welcome internationally renowned trauma surgeon, Dr Ernest Moore from Denver, USA, to give the Lister Legacy Keynote Lecture. Other highlights include the McKeown Lecture which will be delivered by Professor Gordon Carlson, and ASGBI’s Mr Iain Anderson will discuss the current practice of emergency surgery in the UK.

Speaking on the forthcoming meeting, RCSEd President, Mr Ian Ritchie said:

Ian Ritchie"I can't imagine that the programme will lack interest for any surgeon whatever his or her specialty. It forms the backbone of our early experience of surgery and it is the arena in which we feel that we are fighting the war against disease with immediacy and dramatic effect. It is also the arena in which the surgeon may find him/herself making lonely decisions that will influence the life and wellbeing of the patient.

"The tradition of the College is to support the delivery of the highest standard of care and to encourage our Fellows to engage in training the next generation of surgeons, so it is timely to consider this topic as the surgical profession looks to redesign service delivery and a renewed focus on training surgeons for the NHS of the future.

"I anticipate that this meeting will address many of the concerns of surgeons whatever their specialty, whether on the high level redesign problems or the more immediate developments in emergency surgery. It is a wide-ranging subject, but I look forward with anticipation to the ideas and challenges which the speakers from all specialties will present."

To book a place to attend or for further information, please visit our President's Meeting website.

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