NESTAC Annual Autumn Meeting.

Date and Time

Sat, 13 October 2018
09:00 – 15:00 BST


Faculty of Medical Sciences
Newcastle University
Newcastle Upon Tyne

We would like to welcome you to the North East Surgical Training Academy (NESTAC) Autumn 2018 meeting, taking place at Newcastle Medical School on Saturday 13th October 2018. NESTAC aims to stimulate interest and enthusiasm for surgical research in the North East by encouraging aspiring surgeons to get involved in academia.

At the 2018 Autumn meeting we will have a morning of plenaries introducing NESTAC, discussing research opportunities for medical students and junior doctors, and representatives from the major surgical specialties to highlight research opportunities in their field. The afternoon will comprise of a networking session, where specific projects will be offered to medical students and junior doctors. We hope this will allow attendees to leave the launch event with a surgical project agreed with a supervisor.

Tickets are free and lunch will be provided. The deposit of £5 will be refunded on attendance. We look forward to meeting you on the day.


08:30-09:00 Registration

9:00-9:15 Welcome Talk from Royal College of Surgeons of England President Professor Derek Alderson David Shaw Lecture Theatre

9:15-09:30 Opportunities for academic surgery as a junior doctor in Newcastle Mr John Moir, Surgical Registrar

9:30-09:45 How the College supports research Martyn Coomer, Head of Research RCS Eng

9:45-10:00 NIHR North East Surgical Network – how you can get involved with surgical trials Prof Amar Rangan, James Cook University Hospital

“Bridging the gap”- how academic surgery has developed in Newcastle

10:00-10:15 Academic Surgery below the diaphragm Prof Derek Manas, Director Institute Transplant

10:15-10:30 Academic Surgery above the diaphragm Prof John Dark, Newcastle University

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-11:00 Research opportunities as a medical student Ruth Owen, President Student Surgical Society David Shaw Lecture Theatre

11:00-11:15 Opportunities in Collaborative Research Deena Harji, President NOsTRA David Shaw Lecture Theatre

11:15-12:45 Surgical Specialties Research Snapshots

12:45-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Networking workshops

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