05 April 2013 - 07 April 2013
The 2013 ASiT Conference will be held in the striking Manchester Central Convention Complex. Over 600 delegates attended our 2012 meeting in Cardiff. Educational pre-conference courses, an interactive and informative programme, and the famous Gala Dinner party make this essential for all surgical trainees.
12 March 2013
Sam Alberti, Director of Museums and Archives will discuss how human remains have made their way into medical collections.
This lecture will be preceded by a ticketholders’ late view of the museum from 6-7pm. There will also be a chance to view the museum following the event.
£7 (concessions £6, MoL Friends £5). Book via Museum of London on 020 7001 9844
A limited number of free tickets are available for RCS fellows, members and affiliates. Please contact the Hunterian Museum on 020 7869 6568 to secure one of these.
This lecture is one of a series of five being held at medical museums and collections across London who have contributed to the Museum of London’s current exhibition, ‘Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection men’.
16 March 2013
Join historian Kevin Flude on a guided walk to hear unfortunate tales of the most infamous victims associated with London bodysnatching from Jonathan Wild and ‘the Italian Boy’ to ‘Irish Giant’ Charles Byrne.
£10 (concessions £8, MoL Friends £7). Book via Museum of London on 020 7001 9844.
This is the last of a series of three walks led by Kevin and inspired by the Museum of London’s current exhibition, ‘Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection men’.
12 February 2013
Vishy Mahadevan, Barbers’ Company Professor of Anatomy
On 1st July 1745 the Court of Assistants of the newly formed Company of Surgeons met for the first time in Stationers’ Hall. This landmark moment would lead to the creation of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Vishy Mahadevan traces the origins of the surgeons and barbers, the development of the Company of Barber-Surgeons and the events leading up to their separation.
23 April 2013
Stephen Astley, Curator, Sir John Soane’s Museum
This talk will trace the buildings of the RCS from 1800 when the College moved to Lincoln’s Inn Fields until its partial destruction in 1941. It is a story of a growing building, from the site of one town house to five and of no less than five architects which reveals the changing and sometimes conflicting ambitions and functions as well as the arrival of John Hunter’s collection. The rapidly developing urban context will be examined as well as the fast changing roles and architecture of museums.
14 May 2013
Simon Chaplin, Director, Wellcome Library
Who was the real Everard Home (1756-1832)? Was he a brilliant surgeon and scientist, author of hundreds of papers and books, who secured the legacy of his brother-in-law and mentor John Hunter and who achieved the highest offices of his profession? Or was he a vain and duplicitous charlatan, despised by his peers for his Royal sycophancy and publicly shamed for destroying John Hunter’s manuscripts?
Lunchtime lecture tickets: £4. Lectures last approximately 45 minutes with time for questions.
Free entry plus guest to RCS fellows and members, free entry to RCS affiliates, medical students and Hunterian Society members (please call to reserve places). Free place for companions accompanying disabled visitors.
Booking is essential on 020 7869 6568 (text relay: 018001 020 7869 6560)
Live speech-to-text for deaf and hard of hearing visitors delivered by STAGETEXT.
20 February 2013
Meet Rory McCreadie, a Barber-Surgeon from the 17th century, and his pet leeches! From blood-letting to amputation, Rory reveals the gory secrets of surgery from centuries past.Free entry for RCS fellows and members plus a guest (please call to reserve places).
Tickets £2, ages 6+ (children must be accompanied), booking required on 020 7869 6568.
Free entry for RCS fellows and members plus a guest (please call to reserve places).
18 April 2013
A joint event from the RCS and the Manchester Regional Association of Surgeons: Advancing Surgical Standards in the North West
Thursday 18 April 2013, 9.00am – 5.00pm, Education and Research Centre, University Hospital of South Manchester
The Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Manchester Regional Association of Surgeons are pleased to announce a joint meeting on Advancing Surgical Standards in the North West. The meeting will be held in the Education and Research Centre at the University Hospital of South Manchester on Thursday 18 April 2013 from 9.00am – 5.00pm.
A full programme will be available on this webpage shortly. Topics will include:
- Clinical outcomes data and risk adjustment
- Trainee led research by the Northwest Research Collaborative
- Better Training Better Care dedicated training lists and cadaveric workshops
- Question Time with Professor Norman Williams, President of the RCS
- Trainee poster prize
The event will be followed by dinner at Chancellors Hotel, Manchester. If you would like to attend the dinner to be held at Chancellors Restaurant following the meeting, could you please send your name and a cheque for £20.90 made payable to:
University of Manchester Conferences Ltd
Ms Julie Gardner
Department of General Surgery
University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
All names and cheques must be received by 01 April 2013.
The event is free to attend for all North West surgeons. To book a place, please complete the online form.
Trainee poster prize
North West surgical trainees are invited to submit abstracts for the poster prize to be awarded at the event. Research should be original and the topic should relate to 'Improving Surgical Standards'. Abstracts should be no longer than 200 words and submitted by email to Mrs Sarah Duff . The closing date for submission is 10 March 2013
If you have any queries regarding this event, please contact Zoë Fleet, RCS Regional Coordinator for the North West.
For more information download the flyer.
09 May 2013
The Royal College of Surgeons of England together with the North of England Surgical Society (NESS)
Thursday 09 May 2013, the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne
The Royal College of Surgeons of England and the North of England Surgical Society are pleased to announce a joint meeting, which forms the Annual Clinical Meeting of the North of England Surgical Society.
The meeting will be held at the Institute of Transplantation within the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, on Thursday 09 May 2013 from 9am to 4pm.
- Trainee clinical research presentations
- Keynote lecture by Professor Norman Williams, President, Royal College of Surgeons
- Open Question Time - with the President and other Council members
- A formal debate – The future of Endoscopy within Surgery
- Trainee research prize
The event is free to attend for all and is appropriate for all surgeons, surgical trainees and those considering a career in surgery. To book your place, please complete the online registration form.
For further information please contact Mrs Alison Young, Regional Co-ordinator.
Trainee Research Prize
North East surgical trainees are invited to submit abstracts to be presented as oral presentations at the meeting. A prize will be awarded by the President at the event. Research should be original. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and submitted by email to Mr Mike Carr, Secretary of NESS: The closing date for submission is 10 April 2013.
13 June 2013
For one night only, step back two centuries to the anatomy theatres of 1813 and experience a simulated anatomical dissection presided over by Professor Vishy Mahadevan. Learn about the history of anatomical dissection and how anatomy was taught in the early years of the College. The event will be preceded by a late view of the Museum collections.
The ‘cadaver’ has been generously lent by 3B Scientific Ltd.
Cost: £6, includes a late view of the museum and exhibition.
Free place plus guest for RCS fellows and members. Free places for affiliates and medical students. Free place for companions accompanying disabled visitors. Please call 020 7869 6568 to book.
26 June 2013
The conference this year will be on Wednesday 26th June 2013, and it will be held at the Royal College of Surgeons of England between 9am-5pm. The draft programme is available here.
This year, the conference theme will be on professionalism in surgery and we are planning to include the following topics:
- Patient Safety & the Francis Report
- Professionalism in the workplace
- Job Planning and Mentoring
- Seven day consultant present care
- Publishing surgeon level data
- Reshaping surgical services
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by 14 June 2013 to confirm your attendance.