What is LSS 2018?
THE LONDON SURGICAL SYMPOSIUM IS NOW IN ITS twelfth YEAR. THIS INCLUSIVE EDUCATIONAL FORUM BRINGS INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS ON SURGICAL INNOVATION TO LONDON TO DISCUSS ADVANCES IN A DIVERSE RANGE OF TOPICS IN GENERAL SURGERY. IT PROVIDES A FORUM FOR SURGICAL RESEARCHERS, TRAINEES AND CLINICIANS FROM ALL ASPECTS OF SURGICAL CARE TO PRESENT THEIR WORK AND TO ENJOY A DAY OF EDUCATION.
SYMPOSIUM CHAIR / PROFESSOR GEORGE HANNA
SYMPOSIUM LEAD / MR JAMES KINROSS
LSS 2018 SPEAKERS
The Charles Pannett Lecture - Professor Brian Davidson
Hugh Dudley Lecture - Mr Terry Irwin
Chair's Invited Speaker - Mr Yuichi Mori
Simpson Smith Lecture - Mr Manoj Ramachandran
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lss 2018 TimetablE
lss 2018 speakers
Bigger and better than before, LSS 2018 will be inviting an exciting array of eminent speakers and world-class surgeons who will be sharing their wealth of knowledge and inspiring ideas. Following a tradition commenced at the inception of LSS, we will also be hosting the highly esteemed, annual Hugh Dudley Lecture.
Professor bRiAN DAVIDSON
University College London
"Augmented Reality imaging in surgery"
Brian Davidson is a consultant HPB and Liver Transplant Surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital and Professor of Surgery at UCL. Major research interests are in Evidence based Healthcare (Director of UCL MSc), Clinical Trials, pathogenesis of HPB cancers and novel surgical technologies. Editor of the UK Cochrane HPB Group. Has completed 6 clinical trials in surgery, published 548 peer reviewed articles including 115 Cochrane reviews of which 64 are in National or International Guidelines. Successful supervision of 15 MSc, 18 MD and 11 PhD students. Grant income of £21M in last 10 years. Research H Index 68.
MR Yuichi Mori
“Artificial Intelligence for real time polyp diagnostics and surgical planning of early colorectal cancer”
Dr. Mori is an associate professor at Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital. Dr. Mori received his medical education at Niigata University and completed his gastroenterology fellowship at Showa University. His PhD thesis, awarded in 2013, examined the efficacy of optical diagnosis of colorectal neoplasms. He has a strong interest in the research of computer-aided diagnosis for colonoscopy. Relating this topic, he has published more than 50 articles including Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and Endoscopy, and obtained five governmental research grants. For this achievement, he has received various awards; Best of UEGW2017 Award, the Crystal Award of the DDW2015, etc. He currently works as a councilor of the Japanese Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society.
MR TERRY IRWIN
Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
"PowerPoint presentations: artificial, unintelligent and lacking imagination"
Terry Irwin is a colorectal surgeon from Belfast. He completed his MD research in the Departments of Surgery and Physiology at Queen’s University. He was an honorary lecturer at the University of Aberdeen and and Senior Registrar in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, training with a close friend and colleague of Prof Hugh Dudley, Mr Norman Matheson. With research interests in complex sepsis and intestinal failure, he has over 50 peer reviewed publications and a book and a book chapter to his name.
He has been Head of the School of Surgery, Secretary of the Surgical Training Committee, and Royal College Advisor in Northern Ireland. More recently he has been Director of Professional Affairs in Northern Ireland for the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has been a council member of the ACPGBI and ESCP. He is currently President of the Travelling Surgical Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
SIMPSON SMITH KEYNOTE LECTURE
MR Manoj Ramachandran
Co-founder of Viz.ai
"Artificial intelligence in medical imaging"
Manoj is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Paediatric and Young Adult Orthopaedics and Trauma at Barts Health, based at The Royal London and Barts and The London Children’s Hospitals, London, UK. He is also Honorary Reader at Queen Mary, University of London at the Institute of Bioengineering. He qualified from King’s College School of Medicine, London with a double honours degree and proxime accessit to the University of London Gold Medal and trained in London, Los Angeles and Sydney. He has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and written 18 books. His other interests include clinical trials, digital health, medical devices, innovation, and charitable work. He is the co-founder of Viz.ai, a blue-chip venture-funded artificial intelligence start-up in medical imaging. More about Manoj can be found at manoj.strikingly.com.
LSS 2018 'The debate'
'This house believes that artificial intelligence is a threat to patient safety"
Mr amyn haji
KINGS COLLEGE LONDON
PROFessor JOHN FOX
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
mR Pablo Garcia Kilroy
VICE PRESIDENT OF APPLIED RESEARCH, VERB ROBOTICS
72nd SIMPSON SMITH TRAVEL AWARD
The Alex Simpson Smith Travelling Fellowship is an award offered to Senior Surgical Trainees (ST3 or above), or, to newly appointed Consultants (within 5 years of appointment) in any branch of surgery.
This is an opportunity for candidates to visit 'Centres of Excellence' abroad in order to obtain further experience or training within their speciality, currently not available in the UK. Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate that their visit will make a significant contribution to their surgical training. Financial support typically includes all travel and accommodation expenses.
On their return, successful applicants will be expected to submit a written report of their experience to the Simpson Smith Trustees and a brief presentation (~5mins) to the audience at the time of the next Simpson Smith lecture. The Fellowships are not intended for use to attend meetings or symposia.
Successful applicants will be notified at the Alex Simpson Memorial Lecture to be given at the London Surgical Symposium, hosted by Imperial College, Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2AZ on the 13th September 2018.
HOW TO APPLY?
Applicants wishing to apply should submit a brief outline of their proposed visit, stating the centre they wish to visit and explaining how this will enhance their training. An estimate of their proposed travelling costs and expenses should be attached together with a copy of their CV. Approval of their supervising Consultants for this visit should also be shown.
APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE MADE TO MISS KATY HOGBEN (CHAIRMAN OF THE SELECTION BOARD): firstname.lastname@example.org
THE DEADLINE IS FRIDAY 24TH AUGUST 2018
Late applications will not be considered.
lss 2018 ABSTRACT COMPETITION
WE WELCOME SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS VIA EMAIL TO: ABSTRACT.SS3@IMPERIAL.AC.UK
The deadline for submissions is Friday 20th July 2018
Please submit two abstracts, one anonymous and the other containing your full name and contact details. Abstracts should include the following headings
Please fully list each author and their institution, as for shortlisted abstracts, these details will be published on the conference programme.
Font should be Calibri, Size 12. Paragraphs should be single line spaced. Please include a word count (maximum 250 words).
Please title your email submission:
'Surgery Abstract - September 2018'
Please note that you submission will be processed for shortlisting and we will be in touch a couple of weeks after the deadline to let candidates know if they have been successful.
The London Surgical Symposium is run by Imperial College London. It is a London based meeting open to all and it aims to deliver high quality, definitive lectures on important and controversial topics in surgery. It is inclusive, and we strongly encourage trainees, health professionals allied to surgery and clinical researchers in surgery to submit their work. We accept clinical audits as well as original research.
A major purpose of this program is to create a social and professional network of surgeons and clinicians across London surgery and we welcome those from all hospitals both internationally and nationally.
We believe that the most important conversations often occur before or after the meeting and we encourage you to join the debate with us using #LSS2018.