Research & Audit Day/School of Surgery Conference

Category: Training - School of Surgery

Date: September 27th 2013

Location: Engineers House, The Promenade, Bristol, Avon BS8 3NB

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Morning: Secrets to becoming a successful surgical trainee Some surgical trainees seem to progress smoothly through training whilst others seem to find it less straightforward. It is not all about working harder, but often a question of working smarter. The aim of this session is to gain insights into ways of achieving success as a surgical trainee and beyond.

9.00 Registration and coffee

9.15 Introduction to the day (Professor Richard Canter)

Personal perspectives of what is needed to be a successful trainee in surgery

9.30 Surgical trainee (Miss Natalie Blencowe)

Programme Director (Mr Mark Crowther)

Surgical trainer (Mr Andrew Hollowood)

Surgical training in Foundation Years (Mr Tony Ward)

10.15 Plenary discussion

10.45 Coffee

Enhancing your CV-opportunities

11.00 Education Qualifications (Miss Katrina Butcher)

Management/ Leadership Qualifications (Mr Amit Parmar)

Research Qualifications + SPARCS (Mr Sean Strong)

Becoming a Cochrane Reviewer (Professor Richard Canter)

12.00 Questions to faculty

12.15 Lunch

13.00 Welcome and introductions (Professor Jane Blazeby, Professor of Surgery, University of Bristol and Honorary Consultant Upper GI Surgeon)

Audit Presentations (Chaired by Ms Shelley Potter, NIHR Clinical Lecture and Honorary SpR, General Surgery)

13.08 Sarah de Courcy--An audit to assess the value of routine post-operative blood tests in the urology department

13.16 Leonie Giesen--An audit of oxygen prescribing on surgical wards

13.24 Oliver Gosling--Impact of a change in antibiotic prophylaxis on acute kidney injury in fractured neck of femur patients

13.32 Andy Grazette--Surgical training experience in a district general hospital

13.40 Tristan Page--Time to discharge from hospital following TURBT related to time of administration of Mitomycin C

13.48 Ceri Rowlands--Surgical ward rounds: do we comply with national standards? A trainee-led multi-centre study

13.56 Sabina Barbur--Does a Friday ward round plan provide enough information for timely discharges and care of patients over a weekend?

14.12 Overview of Quality Improvement Projects (Ms Anne Pullyblank, Clinical director and consultant colorectal surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust

Quality Improvement Projects (Chaired by Ms Anne Pullyblank, Clinical Director and Consultant colorectal surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust)

14.20 Matthew Doe--Electronic discharge redesign group

14.28 Amy Greenwood--A quality improvement project to improve patient flow and safety through the use of a weekend planning tool

14.36 Alan Jardine--Bring on the weekend – improving the junior doctor weekend handover of surgical patients

14.44 Greg Pickering--Service improvement of primary and secondary care communication concerning patient discharges

14.52 Ian Robertson--Blood trolley quality improvement project

15.00 Andrew Cumpstey--Improving the safety and efficiency of IV fluid prescribing for adults on medical and surgical wards

15.08 Tea and coffee

Keynote presentation (Introduced by Professor Ashley Blom, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Bristol)

15.32 Professor Matt Costa (Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Warwick)--Clinical trials in musculoskeletal trauma: pitfalls and progress

Followed by questions from the audience

Research presentations (Chaired by Mr Michael Whitehouse, Clinical lecturer and SpR in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery)

16.12 Natalie Blencowe--Which outcomes are important to patients and surgeons? Core information prior to oesophageal cancer surgery

16.20 Jonathan Horsnell--The use of Raman spectroscopy for the intra-operative assessment of axillary lymph nodes in breast cancer

16.28 Sean Strong--Oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma feasibility study

16.36 Richard Murphy--Rotator cuff tendinopathy: immunohistochemical changes across the spectrum of pathology

16.44 Lucy Simmons--The PICTURE study

16.52 Julia Blackburn--Lysophospholipid-functionalised titanium – a dual action surface supporting human osteoblast maturation whilst deterring bacterial attachment

17.00 Close of meeting (Professor Jane Blazeby)

Evening: 7.00 for 7.30 Postgraduate School of Surgery Annual Dinner (Invitation Only). Black tie. Bordeaux Quay, Bristol. INCLUDES PRESENTATION OF PRIZES

Guest Speaker: Professor Michael Horrocks, Council Member South West and Vice President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England


Please Register with: Chad Elliott. by 8 a.m., Friday, 20.09.2013

Please Register with: Chad Elliott.