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Webinars

The College’s ongoing webinar series are an important resource for those looking to consolidate their knowledge and understanding or keep up with the latest developments in their chosen field. The webinars cover a wide range of specialties and disciplines while offering a convenient remote learning opportunity.

Each session usually lasts one hour and includes a lecture presented by an expert in their field as well as a Q&A session where attendees have the opportunity to ask questions.

All of the webinars are recorded and these recordings are made available in the College's webinar archive.

Upcoming webinars  Archived recordings


Upcoming webinars

Visit this page regularly to find details of our upcoming webinars. To attend one of our live events you will need to register in advance.

COVID-19

As we face the effects of COVID-19 across the world, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is determined to keep both our Members and the public up to date with the latest developments and information to aid those working in such difficult circumstances.

Our COVID-19 webinar series will draw upon the front line experience of senior clinicians from across multiple disciplines, and help answer those questions you have with special Q&A sessions.

Topic Target Audience Date Time Duration CPD hours Panellists Registration
Supporting surgical trainers, especially during COVID Surgeons and allied surgical professionals 5th October 2020 19:00 BST 1 hour 1 Rowan Parks
David O'Regan
Gael MacLean
Lisa Hadfield-Law
Jon Lund
Sesi Hotonu
Register
How to make the best of your personality when interacting with others Whole surgical team 12th October 2020 19:00 BST 1 hour 30 mins 1.5 TBC Register
Work well in teams: Sharing purpose, separating the people from the problems and celebrating success Whole surgical team 26th October 2020 19:00 GMT 1 hour 30 mins 1.5 TBC Register
Live, let live and thrive - collaborating across an organisation Whole surgical team 9th November 2020 19:00 GMT 1 hour 30 mins 1.5 TBC Register
Understanding the environment around us and making the best of it Whole surgical team 23rd November 2020 19:00 GMT 1 hour 30 mins 1.5 TBC Register
Cardiothoracic Surgery

A webinar series for Cardiothoracic trainees and consultants brought to you by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in association with SCTS.

Topic Target Audience Date Time Duration CPD hours Panellists Register
               
Coloproctology

webinar series for Coloproctology trainees and consultants brought to you by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in association with ACPGBI.

You can find recordings of all previous webinars in this series in the archive.

Topic Target Audience Date Time Duration CPD hours Panellists Registration
Functional Bowel Disorders Surgical trainees and Consultants 29th September 2020 19:00 BST 1 hour 1 Mr Gregory Thomas Register
Beyond UC - how to navigate other colitides Surgical trainees and Consultants 27tth October 2020 19:00 BST 1 hour 1 Mr Seamus Kelly Register
Coping and leading during a COVID pandemic

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in collaboration with an expert leadership panel, plan to offer support to the whole surgical team with strategies and a toolkit to deal with work pressures that may have arisen with the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to recognising your personality strengths, this series will potentially highlight strategies and measures to be taken that will help you to be resilient and thrive despite working in a challenging and ever-changing environment. Being able to identify your persona and that of others, you will be able to develop techniques to work better and more effectively in your team, and across your organisation.

It is hoped that these measures will help you cope with the strain working through a pandemic and also stand you good stead for the future.

To help inform the content of the upcoming webinars in this series please consider completing our anonymous survey looking at Resilience in surgeons. You can complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RQHXLMG.

Topic Target Audience Date Time Duration CPD hours Panellists Registration
How to make the best of your personality when interacting with others Whole surgical team 12th October 2020 19:00 BST 1 hour 30 mins 1.5 TBC Register
Work well in teams: Sharing purpose, separating the people from the problems and celebrating success Whole surgical team 26th October 2020 19:00 GMT 1 hour 30 mins 1.5 TBC Register
Live, let live and thrive - collaborating across an organisation Whole surgical team 9th November 2020 19:00 GMT 1 hour 30 mins 1.5 TBC Register
Understanding the environment around us and making the best of it Whole surgical team 23rd November 2020 19:00 GMT 1 hour 30 mins 1.5 TBC Register
Dental Careers Support

This series of one hour webinars will cover the career opportunities of dental specialty training along with an additional focus on careers in primary dental care to assist in dental career journey.

The Primary Dental Care webinar will provide information about the scope and opportunities of careers in the Primary Dental Care sector along with talks from practitioners who have created interesting and diverse careers, based on a Primary Dental Care, including teaching and training, posts with statutory regulators, enhanced skills development and management roles.

Topic Target Audience Date Time Duration Panellists Register
Careers in Primary Dental Care – as exciting and diverse as you are! Early career dentists 30th September 2020 19:00 BST 1 hour Professor Helen Craddock
Dr Andrew Gemmell
Dr Helen Clark
Dr Nadia AlAni
Dr Robert Bland
Register
Dental Examinations
Topic Target Audience Date Time Duration Panellists Register
Membership in Special Care Dentistry – the new format: What trainers need to know Trainers of trainees sitting the new format MSCD examination  1st October 2020 18:00 BST  1 hour  Philip Taylor
Carole A Boyle
Graham Walton
Helen Patterson
Avril Macpherson
Register
ENT: A multidisciplinary approach to...

A webinar series for ENT trainees, SAS and consultants brought to you by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in association with ENT UK. The premise behind this series is to provide clinicians with an understanding of their roles and that of other disciplines in the treatment of common ENT diseases. Each session will feature two speakers i.e. an ENT Surgeon and a colleague from an affiliated medical/surgical specialty. The hope is that by utilizing a cohesive approach, we will limit adverse events, improve patient outcomes, decrease patient length of stay, reduce costs and increase both patient and job satisfaction.

Topic Target Audience Date Time Duration CPD hours Panellists Register
A multidisciplinary approach to rhinitis and immunotherapy ENT trainees, SAS and consultants 6th October 2020 19:00 BST 1 hour 1 Professor Hesham Saleh
Professor Stephen R. Durham
Ms Archana Soni-Jaiswal
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A multidisciplinary approach to skull base trauma ENT trainees, SAS and consultants 24th November 2020 19:00 GMT 1 hour 1 Mr Mike Wareing
Mr Dimitris Paraskevopoulos
Mr Raj Bhalla
Register
A multidisciplinary approach to drooling and neurodisability ENT trainees, SAS and consultants 17th December 2020 19:00 GMT 1 hour 1 Mr Ravi Thevasagayam
Dr Charlie Fairhurst
Mr Neil Bateman
Register
The Faculty of Perioperative Care Annual Conference 2020

The Perioperative Practitioner: What are the future developments for the extended surgical team?

This year’s Faculty of Perioperative Care Conference will be delivered virtually and in-keeping with this technology, it was felt important to address two other important recent developments, one in surgical intervention and the other in practice. The part played by the non-medical practitioners in the modern surgical team becomes increasingly important in both.

In relation to surgical intervention, the introduction of minimally invasive surgery using laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques and robotic assisted surgery have seen many advantages for the surgical patient. In robotic surgery, however, who should be assisting the surgeon, what can they do and how should they be trained? It is likely that the advanced practitioner such as the Surgical Care Practitioner (SCP) and the Surgical First Assistant (SFA) will have an important part to play. We are fortunate to have two internationally recognised speakers from Colorectal Surgery and Urology to address this today.

In relation to surgical practice, the COVID-19 pandemic has generated many challenges but there are many reports of the benefits of having experienced practitioners such as SCPs and Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACP) in the team. Their background and experience have allowed flexibility in employment in the role with redeployment and incorporation in surgical rotas being two examples. With over six months of COVID-19 now, how can this experience be utilised and developed for the future? We are pleased to have speakers from Trauma and Orthopaedics, Cardiothoracic Surgery and General/Colorectal Surgery who have first-hand knowledge of working with them.

Further information

The Faculty of Surgical Trainers Conference 2020

Communication, Communication, Communication - an international, interactive, educational online session

This is a global online event relevant to all who work in health care, with a focus on the role of the surgical team in delivering care. Registration is free and open to anyone who wishes to attend.

The conference panel is formed of a diverse group of experts with a range of skills in healthcare, surgery, education, business, leadership, coaching, training, human factors, and situational awareness. They have experience working with high performance teams, global industries, firefighters, aircrews, and fighter pilots in theatres of operation, cockpits, and on oil rigs. All have worked in high performance teams and understand the critical importance of listening and communication.

The conference is headlined by the global leader, Bob Chapman, CEO of Barry-Wehmiller and co-author of the bestselling book; ‘Everybody Matters – the extraordinary power of caring for your people like family’. His message is changing the way people think and is building a #betterworld through #trulyhumanleadership and solutions that believe #EverybodyMatters.  He is in high demand on the TED circuit, cited as the mentor to Simon Sinek and by the President Bush Foundation.

Further information

MFDS Revision - Restorative Dentistry

This webinar series will cover a number of topics within restorative dentistry including periodontology, fixed and removable prosthodontics plus management of the older patient. These webinars will have relevance for all members of the dental team but are particularly targeted at those preparing for upcoming MFDS examinations.

Topic Target Audience Date Time Duration CPD hours Panellists Register
Removable Partial Dentures Dental professionals, undergraduates and trainees 7th October 2020 19:00 BST 1 hour 1 Dr Guy Lambourn
Dr Ewen McColl
Register
Fixed and adhesive prosthodontics Dental professionals, undergraduates and trainees 4th November 2020 19:00 GMT 1 hour 1 Dr Conor McLister
Dr Gerry McKenna
Register
Restorative management of Older Adults Dental professionals, undergraduates and trainees 2nd December 2020 19:00 GMT 1 hour 1 Dr Gerry McKenna
Dr Ewen McColl
Register
Neurosurgery: Neuro-oncology

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh will deliver the first batch of Neurosurgery webinars over the coming months. Neuro-oncology will be the theme. Dealing with brain tumours is a cornerstone of what we do as neurosurgeons and is a field that is burgeoning with innovation. We have experts from across the UK and wider afield delivering webinars on pertinent aspects of neuro-oncology.

We will cover the latest evidence in regard to how we should treat these often aggressive and life changing illnesses. The fundamental anatomy underlying neuro-oncology will be explored with a review of white matter tract anatomy and the surgical methods that might be employed to limit damage in eloquent areas. Pineal region tumours are a particularly challenging group of brain tumours from the varied pathological substrates, through the methods of investigation, and the diversity in operative management. A lot of what we learn as neurosurgeons is put the maximum test in dealing with lesions in this region and we will use it to illustrate many fundamental principles. After surgery for a brain tumour a patient’s journey is complex and we will be addressing the post-surgical oncological management of these patients. Finally, brain tumours provide a focus for a variety of imaging studies. In particular, we will be talking about the wide range of MRI modalities can be employed and the science behind them.

Please do join us for these lively and informative discussions! We encourage you put your questions to the experts and engage in what we hope will be very valuable educational activities.

Topic Target Audience Date Time Duration CPD hours Panellists Registration
Surgery in Eloquent Areas Neurosurgical trainees and consultants Postponed Date TBC TBC 1 hour 1 Timothy Jones  
Oral Maxillofacial Surgery

A webinar series brought to you by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in partnership with the British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. It will cover new and emerging techniques in all facets of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery balanced with refinements in current practice.

It is aimed at UK and International surgeons in training and those in established practice in Oral & Maxillofacial, ENT and Plastic Surgery.

Topic Target Audience Date Time Duration CPD hours Panellists Register
Facial Asymmetry Oral & Maxillofacial, ENT and Plastic Surgery Consultants and Trainees 5th October 2020

20:00 BST

1 hour 1

Daljit Dhariwal

Register
RCSEd Regional Surgical Advisors webinar series for Medical Undergraduates

With the closure of medical schools across the UK, the RCSEd’s Regional Surgical Advisory Network has stepped in with a national effort to offer teaching in the form of webinars. These webinars will be aimed at medical students and will be delivered by experienced trainers from around the UK. The aim is to augment the remote learning medical students will already be having from their individual medical schools.

Topic Target Audience Date Time Duration Panellists Registration

The Management of Cushing's Syndrome

Medical Undergraduates 29th September 2020 16:00 BST 30mins Mr Radu Mihai Register

Colorectal polyps, the transition to cancer and FAP/HNPCC

Medical Undergraduates 1st October 2020 16:00 BST 30mins Mr Ray Delicata
Mr Jamshed Shabbir
Register

The patient with stridor

Medical Undergraduates 6th October 2020 16:00 BST 30mins Mr Jai Manick
Ms Emma Stapleton
Register
Special Care Dentistry

This innovative series of webinars, supported by the British Society of Disability and Oral Health will be delivered by key speakers in Special Care Dentistry. The content will involve a broad range of expertise across a wide variety of disciplines in health and social care, combining a comprehensive, holistic approach for dental care of people with special care dentistry needs.

The aim of the webinars will be to provide up to date knowledge on preventive techniques, dilemmas and treatment for patients who are unable to accept routine dental care. The specialist led topics are targeted for those who provide care from primary to tertiary dental services at any level of their career.

The partnership of the British Society of Disability and Oral Health and The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh for the webinars provides an excellent opportunity to create a forum for clinicians who provide Special Care Dentistry; a fundamental step forward to improving oral health inequalities which is required to meet the complex requirements of special care dentistry.

Topic Target Audience Date Time Duration CPD hours Panellists Register
Biological Therapies Dental trainees, Dentists and Dental Care Professionals 8th October 2020 19:00 BST 1 hour 1 Emily Sherwin
Mr Andrew Kwasnicki
Register
Haem-oncology Dental trainees, Dentists and Dental Care Professionals 3rd November 2020 19:00 GMT 1 hour 1 Dr Charlotte Wilson-Dewhurst
Mr Andrew Kwasnicki
Register
Risk assessment in conscious sedation Dental trainees, Dentists and Dental Care Professionals 9th December 2020 19:00 GMT 1 hour 1 Suzanne Burke
Mr Andrew Kwasnicki
Register
Update: Urology

The ‘Update: Urology’ webinar series in Autumn will see leading experts deliver their insights into key topics in urology. This series is run by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Professor Prokar Dasgupta, former Editor-in-chief of the BJUI, will share his insights into writing a successful paper; Professor Jens-Uwe Stozenburg, global pioneer in training in robotic urological surgery, will provide top tips on robotic partial nephrectomy; Mr Mark Speakman, former BAUS President, will explore the evidence base underlying the wide range of surgical treatments for LUTS; Professor Alan McNeill, BJUI treasurer and former BAUS section of Oncology Chair, will provide an update on current trends in the surgical management of prostate cancer. Professor James N’Dow, Chair of the EAU Guidelines Committee, will discuss the highlights of the updated 2020 EAU guidelines; Professor Alex Haese will provide his insights into robotic radical prostatectomy as head of the world’s highest volume prostate-cancer centre.

The webinars will be vital viewing for Urologists in training, Urological Nurse Specialists, as well as Urologists in established practice.

Topic Target Audience Date Time Duration CPD hours Panellists Register
The Surgical Treatments of LUTS / BOO; Do we now have too much choice? Urological surgeons, trainees and specialists 12th October 2020 19:00 BST 1 hour 1 Mr Mark Speakman
Mr Michael Palmer
Register
Robot-assisted Radical Prostatectomy: How I Do It. Urological surgeons, trainees and specialists 26th October 2020 19:00 GMT 1 hour 1 Professor Alexander Haese
Ms Justine Royle
Register
Robot-assisted Partial Nephrectomy: How I Do It. Urological surgeons, trainees and specialists 2nd November 2020 19:00 GMT 1 hour 1 Professor Dr. Jens-Uwe Stolzenburg
Professor Alan McNeill
Register
Highlights of the European Association of Urology Guidelines Urological surgeons, trainees and specialists 9th November 2020 19:00 GMT 1 hour 1 Professor James N’Dow
Mr Edward Mains
Register
Vascular Surgery

A webinar series brought to you by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in partnership with The Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

The series will begin by addressing what the specialty involves and how it has developed to specifically engage those who are in medical schools or are in their early years of post-graduate training who often have little exposure to our specialty. The remainder of the series will seek to ask experienced vascular surgeons to address areas of vascular surgery that are clinically challenging and provide dilemmas in decision making.

We hope this series will appeal to a wide range of vascular specialty trainees and consultants.

Topic Target Audience Date Time Duration CPD hours Panellists Register
Surgical and conservative management of the diabetic foot, orthotics and off-loading Vascular specialty trainees and consultants 13th October 2020 19:00 BST 1 hour 1 Mr Patrick Coughlin Register
Lower limb reconstruction for chronic limb threatening ischaemia , endovascular or bypass Vascular specialty trainees and consultants 10th November 2020 19:00 GMT 1 hour 1 Mr Andrew Tambyraja
Dr Neil Masson
Register
Limits of Endovascular repair; when should we consider complex EVAR and the limits of IFU Vascular specialty trainees and consultants 8th December 2020 19:00 GMT 1 hour 1 Mr Jonathan Boyle Register

Archived webinar recordings

You can find archived recordings of all of our webinars by following the links below. It can take several days for recordings to be uploaded to the website.

Please note that some of the webinar recordings are only available to RCSEd Fellows, Members and Affiliates. 

COVID-19

RCSEd Regional Surgical Advisors webinar series for Medical Undergraduates (2020)

Viking Surgeons Association (VSA) Annual Conference 2020

Urology (2020)

MFDS Revision (2020)

Special Care Dentistry (2020)

Dental Career Support (2020)

Vascular Surgery (2020)

Faculty of Surgical Trainers (2020)

Surgical Simulation (2020)

Neurosurgery: Neuro-oncology (2020)

Perioperative Care (2020)

Update and New Approaches to Paediatric Dentistry (2020)

Surgical Careers Support

ENT Complications (2019 - 2020)

Patient Safety (2019 - 2020)

Oral Maxillofacial Surgery (2019 - 2020)

Key Principles of Endodontic Treatment - Access, Instrumentation & Obturation (2019)

Surgical Anatomy - difficult topics and concepts (2019 - 2020)

Oesophago-Gastric Disease (2019-2020)

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Trainees (2019 - 2020)

Cardiothoracic (2017 - 2020)

Coloproctology (2018 - 2020)

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (2018 - 2019)

MRCS Revision Lectures (2018-2019)

Undergraduate and Foundation Trainees (2018 - 2019)

ENT Emergencies (2018 - 2019)

Polytrauma (2017 - 2018)

Trauma & Orthopaedics - Pitchside to Bedside (2017 - 2018)

Management of Breast Diseases (2017 - 2018)

Emergency General Surgery (2016 - 2017)

Endocrine (2014 - 2015)

Colorectal (2014 - 2015)

Critical Care (2013 - 2014)

ENT (2013 - 2018)


For further information about our webinar series please contact webinars@rcsed.ac.uk


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