Surgical College to Host Global Conference on Life Beyond COVID-19

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05 Nov 2021

A leading surgical college is set to host a major event for those working in the medical and dental professions where new pathways for the professions will be discussed as the world emerges from the pandemic.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has announced its first international conference will take place in October 2022 in Chennai, Eastern India, where over 1,500 healthcare leaders from across the globe will join forces to deliberate innovation beyond COVID-19.

The conference will be held in the ITC Grand Chola, less than five miles from the heart of the city, a major economic and educational hub in South India which is commonly referred to as the country’s health capital.

Attendees will have the opportunity to glean insights from over 100 top medical professionals who have already been confirmed to speak at the four-day event, including Professor Michael Griffin OBE, President of the RCSEd, and Professor Tony Redmond, founder of humanitarian charity UK-Med.

Professor Griffin said:

We now truly understand the value of in-person meetings and communication, and this will be a fantastic opportunity to come together with others from all over the world working in the medical field, to look to the future and discuss the lessons learned over the last two years as we continue our recovery from the pandemic.

It’s important to harbor a sense of collaboration and to share information in an environment where ideas can flow, and the conference will be the perfect forum to do this, while hearing from some of the top professionals in our field.

The medical profession’s strength is in cooperation and collaboration, and by hosting this kind of event, we hope to spark a brighter future.

This event is expected to prove extremely popular, so it is recommended that those who are interested in attending register their interest early.

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For more information and to register your interest, visit here.


About The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

  • RCSEd was first incorporated as the Barber Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1505 and is based in Edinburgh and Birmingham. 
  • It is one of the oldest surgical corporations in the world with a global membership of more than 32,000, including 15,000 members in the UK. 
  • The College also has a significant worldwide presence with members in over 100 countries. 
  • The College promotes the highest standards of surgical and dental practice through education, training and examinations, its liaison with external medical bodies and representation of the modern surgical and dental workforce. 
  • The College has six faculties: The Faculty of Dental Surgery, The Faculty of Surgical Trainers, The Faculty of Dental Trainers, The Faculty of Perioperative Care, The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care and The Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare.
  • It is also home to the UK’s only Faculty of Surgical Trainers, open to all those with an interest in surgical training regardless of College affiliation. 
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