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07 Oct 2014

The programme has been released for this year's Faculty of Surgical Trainers Meeting conference, which takes place at the College's Edinburgh campus on Wednesday 22 October 2014. Open to all in the surgical community, regardless of College Affiliation, this year's topic is 'Who Makes the Cut? Assessment in Surgical Training’.

The meeting will focus on current state-of-the-art assessment of trainees, with an emphasis on current Workplace Based Assessments. Confirmed speakers are:

  • Professor John Norcini, one of the world’s foremost experts on the assessment of physician performance
  • Dr Stephen Yule, Harvard Medical School – an expert on the assessment of non-technical skills in surgeons
  • Mr William Allum, Surgical Director of the Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Project and Consultant Upper GI surgeon at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
  • Professor Jonathan Beard, Professor of Surgical Education at RCSEng and Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Sheffield Vascular Institute
  • Mr Steve Hornby, Past President of ASIT
  • Captain Gordon Graham , Royal Navy (Ret’d)
  • Professor Moya Kelly, Director of Postgraduate General Practice Education, NHS Education for Scotland
  • Mr Humphrey Scott, Head of School of Surgery KSS, Chairman of COPSS

Surgical Director of the FST, Mr Craig McIlhenny, who is also speaking at the event, said:  “We are delighted that such an excellent group of speakers will be joining us for the 2014 FST conference. Together they bring a depth of experience and range of perspectives that will make October’s event a focal point for the debate on assessment in surgical training.”

Surgical Crisis and 'Never Events'

The Royal Society of Medicine Regions, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Clinical Human Factors Group are also hosting an event on surgical crises and ‘never events’ on Tuesday 21 October (also at RCSEd). Special rates are available for delegates booking to attend both events.

Look out for updates via social media #fst2014

Download the programme.

Booking is now open – click here to reserve your place.

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