Taught Courses and Workshops

A number of Taught Courses and Workshops, as detailed below, will be offered throughout the meeting.

A Course Fee will be charged for attendance on these Courses in addition to the Conference Registration Fee applicable. Numbers are strictly limited and places will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Demand is expected to be high and early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment!

 

Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
9.00am – 12.30pm, Wednesday 14th May 2008
Maximum 50 delegates
Course Fee: £50 if registering to attend the Annual Scientific Meeting, £100 if not.
Sponsored by Covidien UK (Commerical ) Ltd

There is considerable interest in the development of laparoscopic colorectal surgery within the UK and this course will provide delegates with helpful information and guidance on taking laparoscopic colorectal surgery forward in their own hospitals.

The course includes current practise in laparoscopic colorectal surgery, training options for laparoscopic colorectal surgery, establishing a laparoscopic colorectal practise, approaches to left sided and right sided laparoscopic colonic surgery, laparoscopic colorectal surgery, potential pitfalls and recovery strategies and how to progress laparoscopic colorectal surgery within a Unit once it is established. There will be a keynote lecture addressing current issues and developments in laparoscopic colorectal surgery and the faculty will include recognized experts in laparoscopic colorectal surgery from the UK and abroad.

The course is intended for Consultant Colorectal Surgeons and higher surgical trainees with a declared interest in colorectal surgery.


Metabolic Surgery for Diabetes and Bariatric Surgery
We regret to inform you that this course is longer available

 

Accelerating the Patient Pathway
9.00am - 10.30am, Thursday 15th May 2008
Maximum 50 delegates
Course Fee: Free of Charge. Pre-Booking Required.
Sponsored by ETHICON in conjunction with The British Association of Day Surgery

This course looks at how adopting ideal local anaesthesia techniques and increasing the number of procedures done as day case procedures can help deliver the 18-week patient pathway. Using one of the most common procedures undertaken currently in the UK, open inguinal hernia repair, the British Association of Day Surgery introduce some ideal local anaesthesia techniques.

Delegates will get an overview of the 18-week patient pathway and examples of how using local anaesthesia in hernia surgery can utilise day surgery more appropriately for the hospital and the patient. A fully interactive session using ‘fastest finger first’ voting buttons. Ideal for Consultants and Senior Registrars looking at adopting new LA techniques.

 

Informed Consent
2.00pm – 5.00pm, Thursday 15th May 2008
Maximum 50 delegates
Course Fee: £50 if registering to attend the Annual Scientific Meeting, £100 if not.
Sponsored by EIDO Healthcare


Patient Communication is an integral part of the surgical curriculum. This interactive course looks at what you need to know to reduce your risk of complaints and litigation. Patients are increasingly becoming the focus of surgical practice and from this course you will take away strategies to improve the patient experience. Each delegate will get a certificate of attendance and the chance to win some great prizes!

 

British Journal of Surgery: How to Write a Clinical Paper
2.00pm – 5.00pm, Thursday 15th May 2008
Maximum 50 delegates
Course Fee: £50 if registering to attend the Annual Scientific Meeting, £100 if not.
Headed by the Editors of the BJS


Designed to help you get your work into print. It is not an attempt to cover every aspect of writing, nor is it possible to go into detail of the pros and cons of different types of study design or data interpretation. Instead, this course focuses on those basic skills common to all published work that can make the difference between acceptance and rejection.

The course is designed to be interactive and is divided into short interactive sections, each consisting of one or more brief tutorials, a series of related tasks, small group discussion and a review. Many of the text examples included have been taken from papers published in the British Journal of Surgery over the past few years.

 

Advanced PowerPoint
8.30am – 12.30pm, Friday 16th May 2008
Maximum 50 delegates
Course Fee: £50 if registering to attend the Annual Scientific Meeting, £100 if not.
Delegates are required to provide their own laptop with Microsoft Office 2003 and PowerPoint 2003 installed.

Steve Lovell and his team have been providing superb AV services for the Association’s Congress for many years and this is your chance to learn the tricks of the trade from some of the experts in the business.  This practical course offers a brief refresher of basic PowerPoint before exploring more advanced PowerPoint options, such as embedding and translating videos and sound inserts into AV presentations, advanced animation, etc. Suitable for any-one with a basic knowledge of PowerPoint.





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