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9th All Wales Medical and Dental Surgical Student Research Symposium a Success

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31 Oct 2018

The 9th All Wales Medical and Dental Surgical Student Research Symposium was held at Margam Park Orangery in Port Talbot, Wales, on Friday 26 October.

Following a series of talks, awards were given for both the best Oral Presentation and best Poster Presentation, as well as the presentation of the SMTL (Wales) Good Science Trophy and the DTR Medical Innovation and Design Trophy.

Best Oral Presentation went to Charlotte Maden with her talk. “The use of Dynamic Simulation Modelling to improve Trauma Care efficiency”. Runner-up was Zeid Atiyah with “Lessons Learnt from the Management of Chest Injuries in Gaza City”.

In the Poster category, Balkis Harari was successful with “Role of alarmin HMGB1 in in vitro model of traumatic brain injury”, with Harry James Smith runner-up presenting “Characterising the role of Claudin-5 in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer”.

The SMTL (Wales) Good Science Trophy Award was presented to authors Andrea Cordaro, Jeremy Chan (presenter, pictured below), Ren Chet Teh, Jacky Cheng and Sidhu Pushpinder for their work on “Inappropriate blood tests in cardiac surgery intensive care”.

The final award of the day, the DTR Medical Innovation & Design Trophy went to Kit Lam with the presentation “Setting a new standard for mesial temporal lobe epilepsy surgery. A feasibility study using Diffusion Tensor Imaging”.

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