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The College’s ongoing programme of webinars is 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.

Most 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.


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 Suitability Date Time CPD hours  
Future Surgeons: Learning, Assessment and Advancing Surgical Training  Surgical trainees and trainers  14th June 2021  19:00 - 20:00 BST   1 Register 
Faculty of Perioperative Care

The RCSEd Faculty of Perioperative Care are pleased to present a series of webinars aimed at advanced practitioner groups in surgery eg. advanced clinical practitioners (ACP), Surgical Care Practitioners (SCP), Surgical First Assistants (SFA) and other advanced roles such as Advanced Nurse Practitioners who may wish to undertake a period of research.

Topic Suitability Date Time CPD hours  
Enhanced recovery for advanced practitioners in surgery to include other members of the multidisciplinary team Advanced practitioners, surgical trainees and other members of the surgical MDT 13th July 2021 19:00 - 20:00 BST 1 Register
How can non-medical practitioners get started in surgical research? ACP's, SCP's, SFA's and Advanced Nurse Practitioners 28th July 2021 19:00 - 20:15 BST 1 Register
Faculty of Surgical Trainers

The Faculty of Surgical Trainers is pleased to present a series of webinars aimed at supporting and developing surgeons in their role as surgical trainers. We will cover a number of topics including the ISCP profile for the trainer, Concepts Underpinning Training in Surgery, Multiple Consultant Reports, mentoring and coaching, developing learning agreements with trainees, trainees in difficulty and maximising training opportunities in the working day. This series will have relevance for all those who have an active interest or involvement in surgical training.

Please join us for lively and informative discussions. There will be plenty of opportunity for you to put your questions to the experts.

Topic Suitability Date Time CPD hours  
The evolution of surgical training – six generations of cardiothoracic surgeons reflect  Surgical trainers and trainees  22nd June 2021  19:00 - 20:00 BST   1 Register 
FTSS Presents: Preparing for the MRCS Part A Examination

RCSEd’s Foundation Trainee Surgical Societies Presents: Preparing for the MRCS Part A Examination Series

Topic Suitability Date Time CPD hours  
Preparing for the MRCS Part A – an Introduction to the Exam Anyone aiming to sit the MRCS Part A exam (UK and non-UK graduates) 16th June 2021  19:00 - 20:00 BST  N/A Register 
Hernia Masterclass

The RCSEd Surgical Specialty Board (SSB) in General Surgery is delighted to partner with the British Hernia Society in our first ‘Hernia Masterclass Webinar Series’ focussing on the state-of-the-art management of hernias. This series has been carefully designed to take the participants through essential aspects of hernia management covering anatomy, surgical strategies, operative techniques and ‘dealing with difficult cases’. This series will be suitable for general surgeons at all stages of their career. We are particularly keen to encourage surgical trainees in the UK and internationally to attend this series. The RCSEd SSB is committed to address the training needs of our surgical trainees whose training has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Each webinar will include contributions from multiple speakers and attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions during the interactive Q&A session at the end. You can view the full programme here.

Topic Suitability Date Time CPD hours  
Setting up a CAWH service and optimising patients before surgery General Surgical trainees 29th June 2021 19:00 - 20:00 BST 1 Register
Topic Suitability Date Time CPD hours  
Can you see? Ectopic maxillary canines and CBCT MOrth candidates, specialist orthodontists, GDP's with interest in orthodontics  30th September 2021  19:00 - 20:00 BST   1 Register 
RSA Webinar Series for Doctors in Training: Clinical Case Scenarios

Following the hugely successful webinar series for medical undergraduates last year in response to the COVID pandemic, the RCSEd’s Regional Surgical Advisory Network will continue a national effort to offer practical ‘case-based teaching’ aimed at medical students, foundation and core trainees.

In this series our expert panel of consultants from varied surgical subspecialities, drawn from a UK wide network will take participants through clinical scenarios in an interactive manner.  Each webinar will be broadcast live on Zoom and available to anyone who would like to register, with a recording of the full session available for public access in the days following the event.

Topic Suitability Date Time CPD hours  
Distracting Injuries in Major Trauma – not for the faint hearted Medical Students, foundation and core trainees 15th June 2021  16:00 - 16:30 BST   N/A Register 
Spinal Neurosurgery

This series of webinars will focus on spinal surgery.  This high-volume speciality provides exceptionally diverse challenges.  We will be highlighting themes such as evidence base, biomechanics, and surgical tips with webinars from experts from both neurosurgical and spinal orthopaedic backgrounds. 

Topic Suitability Date Time CPD hours  
Spinal CSF Disorders Neurosurgical and spinal orthopaedic trainees and consultants 23rd June 2021  19:00 - 20:00 BST   1 Register 
An update on degenerative cervical myelopathy Neurosurgical and spinal orthopaedic trainees and consultants 14th July 2021 19:00 - 20:00 BST 1 Register 
Cauda equina syndrome: when and how should I investigate? Neurosurgical and spinal orthopaedic trainees and consultants 18th August 2021 19:00 - 20:00 BST 1 Register
Update: Urology

The ‘Update: Urology’ webinar series Summer 2021 will see leading experts deliver their insights into key topics in urology. This series is run by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. The webinars offer a great opportunity to engage with the panel and will provide many 'tips and tricks' to improve your understanding and management of these topics. 

The webinars will be vital viewing for Urologists in training, Urological Nurse Specialists, as well as Urologists in established practice. Mr Edward Mains and Ms Susan Willis are the conveners for this Urology series.

Topic Suitability Date Time CPD hours  
How to Review a Paper Trainees and consultants in all specialties 9th June 2021 19:00 - 20:00 BST 1 Register
How to succeed in CESR SAS Doctors, consultants and international medical students looking to work in UK 7th July 2021 19:00 - 20:30 BST 1 Register

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

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