THe 11th LONDON SURGICAL SYMPOSIUM
The 70th Simpson-Smith Lecture and Awards
SYMPOSIUM CHAIR / PROFESSOR GEORGE HANNA
SYMPOSIUM LEAD / MR JAMES KINROSS
The Charles Pannett Lecture - Prof. John Alverdy
Hugh Dudley Lecture - Prof. Barry Powell
Chair's Invited Speaker - Prof. Ronan Cahill
Simpson Smith Lecture - Miss Fiona MacNeill
Bigger and better than before, LSS 2017 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.
HUGH DUDLEY LECTURE
"Is There Anything Precise About The Treatment Of Melanoma?"
Professor Barry Powell is a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at St George’s Hospital, South West London who specialises almost entirely in the treatment of skin cancer.
He has developed an expertise in the management of melanoma & non melanoma skin cancer over the last 25 years, introducing the concept of Sentinel Node Biopsy for malignant melanoma into the UK.
Nationally, he is the Clinical Advisor for Skin Cancer for the NHS and internationally, he is a member of the Melanoma Group of the European Organization of Research in Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) and the International Sentinel Node Society. He is also on the recently appointed NICE group undertaking a review of Melanoma Guidelines.
CHICAGO MICROBIOME CENTRE
"Anastomotic Leak: dogma, reality and the emerging role of microbes"
Professor John Alverdy is the Sarah and Harold Lincoln Thompson Professor of Surgery and Executive Vice-Chair of the department of surgery at the University of Chicago.
He has an active gastrointestinal surgery practice involving minimally invasive surgery of the foregut including esophagus, stomach and pancreatobiliary tree. Dr Alverdy is the director of the Center for Surgical Infection Research at the University of Chicago that studies the microbial pathogenesis of infections that develop following surgery including sepsis, wound infection, and anastomotic leak.
Additionally, he is the Associate Director of the Digestive Disease Research Center Core and a fellow of the Institute of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
"Personalising Precision Colorectal Surgery- Now and How"
Professor Ronan Cahill graduated MB, BAO, BCh (Hons) from University College Dublin (UCD) in 1997 and then completed his basic and specialist training in Ireland, gaining both MD and FRCS.
After a clinical fellowship at the IRCAD/EITS Institute (Strasbourg) and a period at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals, he returned to Ireland in 2010 as consultant general surgeon (specialist interest colorectal surgery). He is presently the UCD Head of Section and Subject of Surgery and Surgical Specialities.
Having authored over 150 peer reviewed publications, five book chapters and four National Guidelines, his major academic interest are in Surgical Innovation and New Technologies.
MISS FIONA MacNEILL
THE ROYAL MARSDEN
“Breast surgery: improving precision”
Oliver Warren is a consultant general, colorectal and intestinal surgeon at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. He has an interest in inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer, abdominal wall reconstruction and the techniques of minimal access surgery and enhanced recovery. Prior to becoming a consultant surgeon he undertook colorectal surgery fellowships at St. Mark's Hospital, London and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. In 2013 he was the Association of Coloproctology's visiting fellow at the Cleveland Clinic, USA. In 2012 he was awarded the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland's Gold Medal for outstanding performance in the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons examination.
RCS President-Elect, Professor Derek Alderson, is the Barling Professor and Head of the Department of Surgery at the University of Birmingham. He took up this post in 2005, having previously been Professor of Gastrointestinal surgery at Bristol. His main area of clinical interest is Oesophagogastric surgery.
He is currently editor-in-chief of the British Journal of Surgery. Professor Alderson currently chairs the RCS Academic and Research Board, and is committed to improving surgical standards at all levels through education, research and clinical performance
Lord Winston is Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London.
In the 1970s he developed gynaecological surgical techniques that improved fertility treatments. He later pioneered new treatments to improve in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and developed pre-implantation diagnosis. This allowed embryos to be screened for genetic diseases and has allowed parents carrying faulty genes to have children free of illnesses such as cystic fibrosis.He now runs a research programme at the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology at Imperial College that aims to improve human transplantation. Robert Winston has over 300 scientific publications about human reproduction and the early stages of pregnancy.
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 7th September 2017.
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): KATY.HOGBEN@IMPERIAL.NHS.UK
THE DEADLINE IS FRIDAY 28TH JULY 2017
Late applications will not be considered.
WE WELCOME SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS VIA EMAIL TO: ABSTRACT.SS3@IMPERIAL.AC.UK
The deadline for submissions is Friday 30th June 2017
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 - 7th September 2017'
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 #LSS2017.