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Human Factors Symposium

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03 Dec 2013


This Symposium is free to all those who are registered to attend the President’s Meeting.

The Royal College of Surgeons is delighted to be hosting an evening symposium that will examine ‘The role of Human Factors in Healthcare and their influence on surgical performance’ on the evening prior to the College’s annual President’s Meeting, at 5pm on Thursday 20 March 2014.

Targeted at all levels of healthcare workers, especially those working in the operating theatre, this 90 minute symposium will explore the role of human factors in adverse events in healthcare, along with examining how better non-technical skills can reduce errors and improve performance. Although aimed primarily at the operating theatre team, this symposium will be of interest to all healthcare workers and will involve a mixture of short presentations, video scenarios, interactive discussions and an audience response system.

Simon Paterson-BrownThe Convener for this course is the Chair of RCSEd’s Patient Safety Board, Mr Simon Paterson-Brown, a Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Mr Paterson-Brown has published widely both in textbooks and journals on emergency surgery, laparoscopic surgery, upper gastro-intestinal surgery and the role of non-technical skills in surgery.

He will be joined by speakers, Consultant Anaesthetist  Dr Nikki Maran and Consultant Urological Surgeon and Director of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers, Mr Craig Mclhenny who together will deliver a stimulating symposium involving lectures and interactive discussion.

This symposium will be followed by a drinks reception at the College from 6.30pm to 7pm.

The fees for those not attending the President’s Meeting are £10 for consultant surgeons of all specialties / £5 for all other levels.

Booking for this Symposium is essential. To book your place, please click here or telephone 0131 527 1600.


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