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Previous Events

30 September 2016: Women in Surgery: Everyday excellence, a confident future for women in surgery

The theme for the day was Everyday excellence, a confident future for women in surgery, topics ranged from imposter syndrome and unconscious bias to social media and career support.

Presentations:

Breakout sessions:

As part of the day we were raising awareness of the #Ilooklikeasurgeon twitter campaign for this and other highlights from the day please see our storify. #WinSUK

8 March 2016: Senior Women in Surgery

The Women in Surgery group at the RCS hosted an event for senior women surgeons to coincide with International Women's Day.

Confidence, Excellence, Feminism: Not dirty words; An event for Senior Women Surgeons.

The all-day event was hosted by Laurie Baxter, Chair of Women in Surgery and was opened by Clare Marx, President of the RCS. the day included a number of speakers who discussed a range of topics related to Confidence, Excellence and Feminism: Confirmed programme available here

Keynote Speaker Radio 4's Any Answers Host and Author of ‘Sophia’ ‘Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary’ Anita Anand

Presentations and links from the day.

Tim Harford TED talk - How frustration can make us more creative 

8 May 2015: Women in Surgery Conference

We were delighted to host our most recent conference ‘A surgeon like me…’ at the REP theatre, Birmingham.

The conference focused on the diversity within surgery and women who are not only great surgeons but who also have lives and interests beyond the operating theatre. We were joined by a great selection of speakers from a variety of backgrounds. A selection of talks is available below.

A Surgeon like me...works outside the NHS

  • Running a business - Helen Fernandes
  • Military surgery - Anna Sharrock
  • Adventures overseas - Rhiannon Harries 

A surgeon like me...leads a life outside the NHS

  • Can sport keep you sane? - Liz Ball
  • Variety and vocations - Lizzie Elsey 

Keynote address

In it together - Rob Baker

6 February 2015: Senior Women in Surgery Day

The Senior Women’s Day was held for a second time on 6 February 2015. Topics covered included:  

  • life events: getting through and going forward
  • professional issues: surviving clinical concerns
  • presenting yourself: the media minefield

The event was hosted by The Royal College of Surgeons of England and held at Amanda Wakeley’s flagship store in Mayfair. Amanda - founder and creative director of her eponymous brand - attended the event as keynote speaker.

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