Events Archive

These are past events that have already taken place:

Surgical CARE programme

June 16th to June 17th 2014

Venue: Coventry, UK

SurgicalCARE programme

14th World Endoscopic Meeting

June 25th to June 28th 2014

Venue: Paris

14th World Endoscopic Meeting

The Hamlyn Symposium 2014

July 12th to July 15th 2014

Venue: London, UK

The Hamlyn Symposium 2014

AUGIS Annual Scientific Meeting

September 18th to September 19th 2014

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Join us for the 18th AUGIS Annual Scientific Meeting is taking place on 18-19 September 2014 at the Brighton Centre, Brighton which brings together the best minds in health care and offers a unique opportunity to learn about current best practice and future hot topics in the fast-paced world of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery.
Plenary sessions include a comprehensive discussion on Early Diagnosis of Upper GI and HPB Cancers with a special presentation by Sean Duffy, National Cancer Director and sessions on current management of acute pancreatitis and acute gall bladder disease. There will also be Parallel Sessions on Topical questions in UGI surgery and Management of HPB patients.
We are delighted to have a number of International colleagues speak on their areas of expertise and particularly delighted that Dr Justin Dimick of the University of Michigan giving this year’s BJS lecture: Does Surgical Skill Really Count? There will also be a plenary session discussing the current topical issues on Service Commissioning, Shape of Training and Emergency Surgery.
There will be a plenary short paper session for the BJS prize, in addition to a parallel paper session for OG, Bariatric and HPB topics.
The AUGISt Training Day will be taking place on the 17th September and there are limited places available for AUGISt Members so register now to attend.
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ALSGBI Annual Scientific Meeting 2014

November 27th to November 28th 2014

Venue: Aberdeen, UK

ALSGBI Annual Scientific Meeting 2014

Abstract Submission - now open. Click here to submit your abstracts

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The Future of Robotic Surgery

February 5th 2015

The Future of Robotic Surgery – Thursday 5th February – Royal Society of Medicine; Innovation in surgical practice continues at pace and in recent years the introduction of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and robotically assisted MIS have led to faster recovery rates, reduced post operative pain and morbidity as well as minimal scarring. This meeting will focus on the latest developments in robotic surgery as well as the challenges for the future of the discipline, covering areas as varied as soft robotics, steerable instruments and robotic intelligence in surgery.

Surgery of the Foregut Symposium

February 10th to February 18th 2015

International Colorectal Disease Symposium

February 10th to February 15th 2015

4th International Conference on Oncological Engineering

March 15th to March 16th 2015

4th International Conference on Oncological Engineering

Bringing together engineers, scientists and clinicians to explore novel ideas in the field of oncology

ALS (South West) 8th Annual Laparoscopic Training Day

October 30th 2015

This FREE Training Day is aimed at Consultant Surgeons and Trainees

Musgrove Park Academy
Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

The Laparoscopic Training Day will include procedures projected to the Academy Lecture Theatre live from MPH theatres. Expert faculty presentations on all aspects of Laparoscopic Surgery as well as a trade exhibition, refreshments and lunch.

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ALSGBI Training Day

November 25th 2015

The ALSGBI Annual Laparoscopic Training Day will be held in the MASTER unit, Liverpool, prior to the 2015 ASM in Southport

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ALSGBI Scientific Meeting 2015

November 26th to November 27th 2015

The ALSGBI Scientific Meeting 2015 will be held in Southport on 26/27 November 2015 at the Southport Theatre & Convention Centre.

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4th International Controversies in Rectal Cancer Conference

September 14th to September 15th 2016

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A star-studded international faculty from Europe and the UK
will address the current issues in early and late rectal cancer
management, with debates on outcome data, Trans-anal TME
and high-risk rectal cancer.

We are pleased to announce that Dr Steve Wexner from The
Cleveland Clinic, Florida, USA will be part of the faculty and will
deliver Keynote Lectures on Rare Tumours: ‘What do we need to
know?’ and ‘The current reality of Robotic Rectal Surgery’.

Early bird rates available until 1 August.
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British Hernia Society Meeting 2016

October 4th to October 5th 2016

British Hernia Society Meeting 2016

The Hernia meeting for the Busy Surgeon



  • Emergency hernias and lap ventral hernias
  • Hernias and the law    
  • Future trends in hernia surgery
  • Hernia repair in less developed countries
  • Hernia quiz and top ten papers
  • To glue or not to glue
  • Oral, video and poster presentations
  • Conference dinner and awards included
  • Hernia training day 6th October (First 12 trainees  to apply)
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October 19th to October 22nd 2016

Caribbean Society of Endoscopic Surgeons

Fourth Annual Scientific Meeting
October 19-22 2016
Melia Nassau Beach Resort
Nassau Bahamas

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9th Annual ALS Regional (South West) Training Day

October 21st 2016

This FREE Training Day is aimed at Consultant Surgeons and Trainees

Musgrove Park Academy
Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

The Laparoscopic Training Day will include procedures projected to the Academy Lecture Theatre live from MPH theatres. Expert faculty presentations on all aspects of Laparoscopic Surgery as well as a trade exhibition, refreshments and lunch.

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Agents for Change

October 31st 2016

This conference has been organised by junior doctors, for junior doctors and medical students, since 2007.  This year, the theme is 'Training to Lead' and we have some exciting and interactive speakers lined up including Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, Professor Jacky Hayden, Dr Jane Burns, Ms Vijaya Nath, and Dr Wouter Keijser.

The event is a pre-day to the Leaders in Healthcare conference, a joint venture between the BMJ, NHS England, and the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management.

The Agents for Change conference on its own costs only £49 -  just enter 'AFCONLY16' within the basket page under 'promotional code' and your basket will reduce to £49.Alternatively, Sign up to the conference for the FMLM trainee rate of £245 and get the Agents for Change pre-day free. Just use the discount code AFC2016.

Colorectal Therapies Healthcare Technology Co-operative

November 8th 2016

09:30 - 17:00
8 November 2016
The Royal Armouries Museum

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ALSGBI Scientific Meeting 2016

November 10th to November 11th 2016

The ALSGBI Scientific Meeting 2016 will be held in London on 10/11 November 2016 at ILEC (Ibis London Earls Court).

6th live endoscopy masterclass

November 12th to November 13th 2016

Welcome to the 6th live endoscopy masterclass at King’s College Hospital. 

We are privileged to have international experts to demonstrate techniques of magnification endoscopy, endocytoscopy, endoscopic resection and POEM over 2 days with 20-25 live demonstrations and tutorials.

Amyn Haji, Consultant Colorectal & Laparoscopic Surgeon
Course Convenor

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SFCE 2017

January 19th to January 21st 2017

24th laparoscopic surgery meeting organized by the French laparoscopic suregy society S.F.C.E in Paris (France)

(Simultaneous French/English translation will be available at the congress).

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European Guidelines Meeting on Laparoscopic Liver Surgery and Pre- Congress Course

February 9th to February 11th 2017

I am delighted to announce the programme for the 1st European Guidelines Meeting on Laparoscopic Liver Surgery (EGMLLS 2017),  taking place from on the 10th - 11th February 2017 at the Hilton at Ageas Bowl, Southampton. It is a great pleasure to invite you to this meeting, and we look forward to seeing many old friends, and making new ones during this exciting and historic event which is endorsed by the EAHPBA (European-African HPB Association).

The Call for Abstracts for EGMLLS 2017 is now open and the deadline for submissions is the 15th December 2016.

Glasgow Emergency Surgery & Trauma Symposium

February 23rd to February 24th 2017


Glasgow Emergency Surgery & Trauma Symposium

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Optimising Use of Robot-Assisted Surgery: Challenges and Opportunities

March 10th 2017

You are kindly invited to a one-day event at the Royal College of Surgeons on Optimising Use of Robot-Assisted Surgery: Challenges and Opportunities. The aim is to bring together healthcare professionals, policy makers, and researchers to discuss how to integrate robot-assisted surgery into practice. Presentations will draw on a recently completed three year project funded by the National Institute for Health Research’s Health Services & Delivery Research programme, which ran alongside the ROLARR trial (RObotic versus LAparoscopic Resection for Rectal cancer).

Topics will include:
• How best to introduce robot-assisted surgery into your hospital, including issues of training;
• How robot-assisted surgery changes the roles of team members and the consequences of this; and
• How to ensure safe and effective teamwork when undertaking robot-assisted surgery.

Date: Friday 10th March 2017 Time: 9.30 am - 3:30 pm (lunch will be provided)
Venue: Royal College of Surgeons, 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE

Attendance is free but places are limited. If you would like to attend, please book via

Simulation and Innovation in Education

March 17th 2017

The 3rd annual Surgeon Educators Day is an opportunity for surgical educators to come together to discuss developments in simulation and innovation in surgical training and education. There will be opportunities to explore the shape of surgical training and online resources for education and training.

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Global Surgical Frontiers

April 21st to April 22nd 2017

The aim of the Global Surgical Frontiers Conference is to provide information and opportunities for surgeons, trainees and consultants, to address issues raised by surgeons and to identify opportunities to work overseas.

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9th MASNow Meeting

April 28th 2017

We would like to invite you to the 9th MASNoW meeting which will take place at Sai Spice in Chorlton at 6pm on Friday 28th April 2017. The 9th meeting will be hosted by Mr Rajasundaram Rajaganeshan. Consultant Colorectal surgeon, Whiston Hospital, St. Helens & Knowsley Hospitals Trust. The meeting is free to attend. A buffet meal and refreshments will be provided. 
The MASNoW meeting has now been recognised as the Official North West regional meeting of ALSGBI (Association Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland). We are pleased to announce that attendee will be awarded 2 CPD points and a certificate of attendance will be issued. 
Abstract submission is welcomed from core and higher surgical trainee and the best selected for oral prize presentations. Presentations can be audits, case reports, literature review, videos, tips and techniques and dealing with complications related to minimal success surgery. The word limit for abstracts is 200 words. Deadline for abstract submission is Friday 31st March 2017. 
We would be grateful if you could encourage your fellow colleagues to attend. Please note that core/foundation trainees, trust doctors, registrars, and consultants are all welcomed. We would be grateful if potential delegates could register their interest to attend by emailing me at This would help us to finalise catering arrangements. 

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EAES 2017

June 14th to June 17th 2017

Frankfurt am Main, Germany
14 - 17 June 2017

ALSGBI SW Chapter Meeting

July 14th 2017

ALSGBI SW Chapter Meeting
Friday 14th July 2017 | 6 Hours CPD

Current issues with training and assessment for laparoscopic surgery

Since its origins in the 1980s, the laparoscopic approach has spread to all surgical specialties, with an ever increasing list of procedures, novel instrumentation and techniques. Alongside the need to ensure that these developments are adopted in a safe and reliable manner, the challenge for surgical staff to keep up to date can seem insurmountable.

Countless studies have recommended the use of box trainers, virtual reality simulators and cadaveric models but the access to such facilities is very variable. Financial pressures within the NHS are having a significant impact on the provision of training facilities, the funding of courses and availability of staff to cover study leave. Healthcare companies are also feeling the pinch and the impact of more stringent regulation on their financial support for education and training is adding to the pressure.

How can we meet these challenges for surgeons and allied staff who need to provide a safe and effective laparoscopic surgical service in the future? What is the future for technology enhanced learning for laparoscopy and how can we improve expert coaching in the clinical setting? We hope to discuss and debate these issues at this meeting - please join us and share your views.

Also at this event, we will be offering core surgical trainees the opportunity of hands on practice for the LapPass skills, with assessment stations available so that individuals can work towards their Laparoscopic Passport.
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IFSO 2017

August 29th to September 2nd 2017

29 August - 2 September 2017

Surgical Clinical Trials: From Idea to Delivery

October 6th 2017

Friday 6th October, 2017, The Carriageworks, Leeds, LS2 3AD

You are invited to join this unique collaborative event to hear about the range of surgical trial activity currently being led from within Yorkshire and The Humber. Find out more  about the nationally-recognised expertise available to surgeons and trainees within the Yorkshire and Humber region to support the design and delivery of successful, high quality surgical trials. The event is jointly hosted by the region’s two Royal College of Surgeons Surgical Trials Centres based at the Universities of Leeds and York, the NIHR Clinical Research Network Yorkshire & Humber, the NIHR Research Design Service Yorkshire and Humber, and the Yorkshire Surgical Research Collaborative.

The event is aimed at both established research surgeons and surgical trainees embarking on a research career path, and aims to provide attendees with a clear understanding of key considerations in the development and delivery of new surgical research ideas; outline funding opportunities (including training opportunities); showcase the range of expertise and support available within the region to help identify priorities in surgical research, and develop and deliver exciting new research ideas.

There will be opportunities on the day to discuss opportunities and barriers to surgical research, as well as the chance for more informal discussions about new research ideas or research career development goals with members of the Surgical Trials Centre teams and NIHR RDS.

Attendance is free and refreshments will be provided.

For further information and to register, please click here or follow this link to Eventbrite:


November 8th to November 10th 2017


Training Day 8th November
ASM 9-10 November

BAPIO 2017

November 24th to November 26th 2017

24 - 26 November 2017

10th Annual SW Regional Laparoscopic Training Day Friday

November 24th 2017

This FREE Training Day is aimed at Consultant Surgeons and Trainees. The Laparoscopic Training Day will include procedures being projected to the Academy Lecture Theatre live from the operating theatres at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, as well as presentations.


To register please contact:

The Medical Education Team, Musgrove Park Academy
Tel:  01823 342430

SFCE Meeting 2018

January 25th to January 27th 2018

XXVè Symposium International de chirurgie laparoscopique
25th International Laparoscopic surgery symposium

Paris 2e - Palais Brongniart
Place de la Bourse


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Glasgow Emergency Surgery and Trauma Symposium 2018

February 15th to February 16th 2018

GESTS 2018 – 15 – 16 February Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

5th BGES Congress

February 23rd 2018


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4th Portsmouth TME symposium

March 8th to March 10th 2018

IBM Portsmouth

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March 9th 2018

During this symposium an expert faculty will discuss optimal techniques of performing cancer, anti-reflux, achalasia, bariatric and gallstone surgery. Experts will share their experience and lead discussion about the merits of 2D laparoscopy, versus 3D with hands on laparoscopy, versus 3D with robotic laparoscopy, versus flexible endoscopic surgery. Everybody contemplating minimal invasive oesophago-gastric surgery should attend this meeting!

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Unlocking the potential of minimal access surgery

March 20th 2018

On behalf of Cambridge Medical Robotics, we’re delighted to invite you to a panel discussion entitled, 'Unlocking the potential of minimal access surgery - a conversation on the challenges and opportunities for greater MAS adoption in the UK'.

Minimal Access Surgery can have innumerable benefits for patients. However, uptake remains relatively low. Unlocking the potential of minimal access surgery, a leading event in central London will examine how we can increase the uptake of minimal access surgery and address the barriers to adoption of the latest innovations in the NHS. 
The discussion will be led by an expert panel of thought-leaders in surgery, including Amjad Parvaiz, Professor of Surgery at Poole General Hospital, and Prokar Dasgupta, Professor of Robotic Surgery & Urological Innovation, King's College London. 
This event is taking place at one of London’s newest landmark buildings, the Francis Crick Institute on Tuesday 20th March 2018 between 18:00-21:00, registration and attendance is free. To register attendance and see who will be speaking click hereThe Francis Crick Institute is next door to Kings Cross St. Pancras. 

For further information, and if you’d like to register, please click here.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.

Controversies in Hernia Surgery

March 22nd to March 23rd 2018

the ICENI Centre - British hernia Society Spring Meeting

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