Training Top Tips - Insights from the Best of the Best

21st September 2021, 19:00 to 20:00 BST


This webinar will be a roundtable discussion with the Silver Scalpel Award, Silver Suture and BOTA Trainer of the Year awards. An amazing opportunity to gain insights from those recognised as outstanding trainers with tips and tricks that we can all apply to our practice as trainers.

• Insights on how to maximise training opportunities.
• Guidance on how to develop as a trainer and informal/formal opportunities.
• Insights on difficulties trainers may face in their own practice.

Learning Objectives:
• Participant will be able to identify skills of an outstanding trainer.
• Participant will be able to identify areas for development in their role as trainer.

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James Tomlinson (Chair)

Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Sheffield TH Hon Sr Lecturer, Education TPD T&O Deputy Surgical Director FST.

David O'Regan

Director of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers Twenty years Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon and twenty years running the critically acclaimed PAR Excellence Course. Now teaching basic surgical skills using a martial arts template – Black Belt Academy of Surgical Skills.

Laura Deriu

BOTA Trainer of the Year. Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon ,Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust

Manjit Dhillon

Association of Surgeons in Training Silver Scalpel award winner 2021. Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Tom Lewis

Tom Lewis is a ST6 trauma and orthopaedic surgery specialty trainee in South East London at Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust. He has a keen interest in surgical education and won the ASiT Silver Suture trainee trainer of the year award in 2021. He has a strong interest in medical education and research, with over 40 publications and 75 international and national presentations spanning research projects in surgery, anatomy and medical education.


1 Hour

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A recording of the webinar will be made available on this page in the days following the live broadcast.

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