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 Congress Programme

Our Congress theme, Coping with Complications, recognises that Complications place a huge burden on the patient, the surgeon and on healthcare resources. Complications bring some of the most challenging and heart-searching moments that we all face and our programme will help many facets of your practice, whether trainee or consultant.

We have invited international experts to deal not only with the specific complications but also on how we react to them, how we can prevent them and how we might improve our outcomes.

Speakers Include

Prof. Averil Mansfield CBE
Prof. Nicolas Demartines, Lausanne
Prof. Sharon Stein, Cleveland, USA
Prof. Michael Cox, Australia
Ms Gillian Tierney
Mr Arin Saha
Prof. Kevin Turner
Mr Ian Beckingham
Mr Ravi Vohra
Mr Euan Dickson
Ms Susan Moug
Mr Andrew King
Prof. Gordon Carlson
Mr Neil Smart
Mr Martin Thomas
Mr Nick Lees
Ms Sonia Lockwood
Mr Tim Cook

Provisional Programme

Tuesday 7th May

Wednesday 8th May

Thursday 9th May

Education Sessions on the following topics: Education Sessions on the following topics: Education Sessions on the following topics:
Managing the complications of appendicectomy Advances in the management of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) General surgery in transplant patients – what to consider
Cystic lesions of the pancreas – management Splenectomy for trauma – and its complications Thyroid nodule
Complications of Bariatric Surgery for the surgeon on call Current surgical management of colorectal liver metastases Indocyanine Green – game changer?
Acute colitis for the general surgeon
Post thyroidectomy bleeding Panel Session: Wellbeing, Burnout And Work-Life Balance
A must-attend interactive session for surgeons with international and cross-disciplinary input
Managing a post-op intestinal fistula Meet the Experts – round table session  
  Career Choices for Specialist Registrars – speed date experts in different areas of surgery to help you decide  
  New Curriculum Update
Keynote and Symposia Presentations Symposia Symposia
Complications, complications… Robotics Acute Gallstone Disease
Helping surgeons when things go wrong Emergency General Surgery Controversies in colorectal for the General Surgeon
Shackleton and the surgeon – a new definition of a tricky situation Medico Legal: Social Media and the Surgeon Volunteering overseas? – International Development
BJS Keynote Lecture – Complications: Measure, Prevent, Improve Sepsis and the Surgeon – a 2019 update on Prevention, Diagnosis And Treatment Bad Day on Call
Using PQIP local QI to Improve your outcomes Lectures: Lectures:
Bland Sutton Lecture: The impact of complications on patients Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Robert Smith Lecture Royal College of Surgeons of England – Moynihan Lecture
  Translating Science to Surgery – What does it mean for the clinician? Quality: a complicated business
  Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh – Sir Robert Shields Lecture Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow – Macewan Lecture
  Cardiothoracic trauma for the General Surgeon on the spot