|Emergency surgery in the 21st century|
|Monday, 26 August 2013|
Following the success of last year’s President’s Meeting which debated the theme of ‘Surgical Outcomes’, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is pleased to announce next year’s President’s Meeting and Audit Symposium will take place at the College on Friday 21 March 2014.
Next year’s meeting will discuss the topic of ‘Emergency Surgery in the 21st Century’. With the increasing challenge of delivering an effective and safe emergency surgical service, the focus of the meeting will be on models of service provision and will include updates from each of the Specialty Associations.
Internationally renowned trauma surgeon Dr Ernest Moore from Denver, USA, will give our Lister Legacy Keynote Lecture in which he will discuss ‘Controversies in Post-injury Haemostasis’. He will also speak on the role of the ‘Acute Care Surgeon’. Dr Moore is currently Editor of the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery and has been the Chief of Trauma at the Denver General Hospital for the past 35 years, and Chief of Surgery for the past 26 years. He continues to serve as Vice Chairman for Research and Professor of Surgery at the University of Colorado and has served as President of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, International Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and the World Society of Emergency Surgery.
Professor Gordon Carlson will deliver the McKeown Lecture on ‘Abdominal Catastrophe – the Salvage of Surgical Disaster’. Professor Carlson is a Consultant Surgeon at Manchester’s Salford Royal Hospital and Senior Surgeon on the Intestinal Failure Unit. He is also a Consultant Advisor to the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence as well as the Department of Health.
The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland’s Director of Emergency Surgery, Mr Iain Anderson, will discuss the current practice of emergency surgery in the UK. Mr Anderson developed and established the Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP) course, which teaches young surgeons how to care for their sickest patients and is now seen as an international standard of care.
Again, the Specialty Association Symposia will run in parallel with the Annual Trainees’ Audit Symposium, and all trainees will have the opportunity to attend the plenary sessions.
Resources from last year’s President’s Meeting on ‘Surgical Outcomes’ – including video lectures and posters - are available exclusively to our membership via the Education pages of our website.
Invitation to submit abstracts
We are now accepting abstracts for the Audit Sessions of the next President’s Meeting. The Lister Medal and the Surgeon in Training Medal will be awarded on the day for the best oral presentations.
The closing date for submission is Monday 6 January 2014.
For more information, visit the website www.rcsed.ac.uk