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Wednesday 14th May 2008

‘The Making of a Surgeon: An International Perspective’ (Session W1sh)

  1. After Tooke - Professor Sir David Carter (Past President, ASGBI)
  2. Australasian Approach to Surgical Education and Training - Professor John Collins (Melbourne, Australia)
  3. A Transatlantic Perspective on Education, Training and Professional Development - Dr Timothy Flynn (Gainesville, Florida)
  4. Irish Perspective - Professor Frank Keane (Vice-President, RCS Ireland)

‘Opening Address’ (Session W2sh)

  1. To give and to receive: Thoughts of a recipient - John Daly

‘Extreme Physiology – Lessons from Everest’ (Session W3sh)

  1. Can Altitude Research Benefit Critically Ill Patients? - Professor Monty Mythen (London)
  2. Challenges and Rewards of Research at Altitude - Dr Michael Grocott (London)

RCS Ireland Robert Smith Lecture (Session W4sh)

  1. Leadership in Oncology: Lessons from Breast Cancer - Professor Michael Kerin (Galway)

Impact of the Cancer Reform Strategy on Surgical Practice (Session W5sh)

  1. Cancer Reform Strategy - Professor Mike Richards (National Cancer Director)
  2. Impact of Targets on Delay in Diagnosis in Breast Cancer - Mr Simon Cawthorn (Bristol)
  3. New Screening Programmes under the Cancer Reform Strategy - Ms Julietta Patnick (Director, NHS Cancer Screening Programme)

‘Who Treats a Hernia’ (Session W6sh)

  1. Hernia Repairs in a GP Surgery - Dr Raj Dhumale (Truro) 
  2. Nurse Provided Hernia Care - Professor Andrew Kingsnorth (President, BHS) 
  3. The Specialist Hernia Surgeon - Mr Martin Kurzer (London) 
  4. The General Surgeon with an Interest  - Mr Andrew DeBeaux (Edinburgh) 

British Journal of Surgery Travelling Fellowship (Session W3th)

  1. The Making of a Surgical Oncologist - Professor John Daly (Philadelphia) - (To follow)