Education, webinars and experiences; collaborate and help colleagues around the world to deliver safer surgical care.
Webinars will take place via live video-conferencing facilities allowing audience participation from around the world. Each webinar will have invited panellists with useful and practical knowledge to share as the pandemic evolves.
We have invited practitioners and decision-makers who have worked in their respective health systems through the pandemic at various stages and can offer their insights on what has been learned. They offer important messages of advice to those still facing the crisis and those who are about to meet it. The webinar sessions will also incorporate questions from the wider community who have registered for the event. Webinars will be recorded and posted once completed for future reference.
Aftershock: Returning to elective surgery, a Live Peer Review - Friday 18th September
The Aftershock Virtual Symposium is a project to assess the impact of COVID19 crisis on elective surgical and interventional services and to define the opportunities and barriers for the re-structuring of surgical services within the NHS in the post-COVID landscape.
The three “digital peer review” sessions will focus on audience contribution, discussion and real time polling and feedback. The goal is to publish White Paper editorial reports of the event that summarise the conclusions of this process and which makes recommendations for the future of surgical research and policy.
Sessions can also be viewed on-demand, please register via the form below and the recordings will be sent to you.
What is the excess mortality and morbidity from surgical disease during the COVID19 pandemic and how should we measure it? Why was there such significant national variation in surgical services? What new models of care were introduced in surgery that we should keep?
Chairs: James Kinross and Aimee DiMarco
Dr. Amitava Banerjee - Associate Professor in Clinical Data Science and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, UCH
Danny Mortimer - Chief Executive NHS Employees
Prof. Cliff Shearman - Royal College Surgeons England VP
Miss Nicola Fearnhead - Colorectal Consultant Surgeon - Addenbrookes Hospital. Past President at ACPGBI
Have we returned the right level of access for diagnostic services? How do screening programmes have to adjust in the post-COVID environment? How do we now adjust the long term to account for the effects of the pandemic on other effects on public health?
Chairs: Sheraz Markar and Elaine Burns
Dr. Rehan Haidry - Consultant Gastroenterologist and interventional endoscopist, UCH
Prof. Mark Coleman - LAPCO Director, JAG Endoscopy Chair
Dr. Alex Carter - Health Economist - Institute of Health Inovation, Imperial
Mr. Nick Hulme
Mr. Nishan Sunthares - ABHI
How should we act now to slow growth in backlog? What does this mean at a national, integrated care system (ICS), institutional level and individual surgeon level? How do we resolve operational, workforce and estates pressures for the post-COVID world?
Chairs: Guy Martin and Tan Arulampalam
Mr. Hugo Breda – J&J Medical Devices Managing Director
Prof. Katie Urch - Divisional Director
Mr. Richard Philips - ABHI
Mr. Mike Farrar - Ex Cheif Exec of NHS Confed
Mr. Sanjay Purkayastha - CoFounder PanSurg, Bariatric Surgeon
Please see our archive for previous webinars.
Our collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices
After a short break over the summer, we are delighted to be collaborating with Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices. We will deliver a series of virtual events over the coming months that will bring together senior clinicians, healthcare managers and policymakers from across the world.
We will present high quality education and research to those providing care to all surgical patients during the COVID-19 pandemic and in its aftermath through highly innovative, data-driven and adaptable digital learning opportunities.
Our ultimate goal with these events, and the research and data they uncover, is to influence local and national health policy on critical surgical issues by engaging with thought leaders, policy makers and stakeholders.