• The College crest over the entrance to College Hall

    The College crest over the entrance to College Hall

  • First address to the College at the AGM in 2015

    First address to the College at the AGM in 2015

  • Main entrance to the College

    Main entrance to the College

Surgery365 at Excellence in Healthcare

Now would be an ideal time to rearrange your plans and make sure you attend the Excellence in Healthcare Conference coming up on the 8th and 9th June 2017. I have just been reviewing the programme and I am certain you will agree that it is full of interest and a superb opportunity to hear some world class international speakers. There is also the easy option to dip into topics and sessions which might not be in your immediate areas of expertise.

Innovations 1 800x900Just to focus on the surgical programmme – the surgical innovators include Shafi Ahmed who brings particular experience of using the very latest technology in surgical education. Shafi is a highly entertaining speaker and has several surgical training ‘firsts’ on his CV. He was the first to broadcast, real time and to a worldwide audience, a colorectal procedure using accessible virtual reality methods. He is entrepreneurial, a past winner of the Silver Scalpel award and has unique insight and vision of the digital possibilities in surgical education and practice.

Professor Tim Briggs has become the lead for ‘GIRFT- Getting it Right First Time’ and was appointed as the National Director for Clinical Quality and Efficiency for the NHS. He was Medical Director at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital for 15 years, and was President of the British Orthopaedic Association in 2014. He is currently responsible for taking this methodology and making it applicable across all specialties, medical and surgical. Well worth hearing!

Emergency trauma 2 800x900There is a strong programme in emergency and trauma surgery. Some of the GESTS (Glasgow Emergency Surgery and Trauma) faculty are involved again on this occasion. Iain Anderson will bring his unique surgical experience together with home grown common sense and pragmatism to his contributions. Similarly Euan Dickson, the College Trauma Tutor, Professor Mahesh Misra, host of the recent World Trauma Congress in Delhi and the clinical head of AIIMS, the pre-eminent clinical and academic institution in India. We will also welcome Professor Chris Moran from Nottingham – he is a full-time trauma surgeon with a special interest in polytrauma. He has led the development of the Major Trauma Networks in England, which have increased the probability of surviving major injuries by 25%. There are many other superb speakers – check out the Surgery365 and Medicine24 programmes by clicking the links.

One of the unique features of this conference is that by signing up for one stream each delegate has open access to all the other elements of the programme.

Surgeons attending 365 may be interested in Medicine 24 sessions such as upper GI bleeding, medical education in Africa, privacy in the era of big data, managing the bariatric surgery patient, supporting clinical excellence – Glasgow’s past contributions, Precision medicine and Glasgow, acute oncology and Just Say Sepsis.

I look forward to welcoming you to Excellence in Healthcare – don’t miss it!

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